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    Something to be aware of...

    A new telephone scam has recently been identified which the BBC has reported is taking place nationally and fooling many people.

    People claiming to be British Telecom representatives are cold calling residential numbers and informing occupants that they would be disconnected if an unpaid bill wasn't settled. In one example, a male requested a payment of 31.00 or it would be 118.00 to reconnect at a later date. When the occupant stated he was with Virgin Media, the male stated that Virgin have to pay BT a percentage for line rental.

    When challenged by the occupant, the male, who had an African accent, offered to demonstrate that he was from BT. When asked how, the male told the occupant to hang up and try phoning someone, as he would disconnect the phone to prevent this. When the occupant tried this, the phone was seemingly dead, with no engaged tone or anything until the male called back and requested a credit card payment.

    The 'disconnection scam' is done very simply. When the occupant hangs up, the male stays on the line with the mute button on, meaning the occupant cannot dial out but the male can hear the occupant trying. This is because the person who initiates a call is the one who needs to terminate it. When the occupant stop trying, the male cuts off and immediately calls back. This simple trick can appear very plausible and could easily convince the vulnerable into giving over bank details.

    Everyone to be aware of the above and spread the word to friends and family

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    Quite a good idea actually, might give it a go later on.

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    Yeah I read it as "African Man" = George Agdgdgwngo

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    Gooooooooooood evening madame

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hirst View Post
    Yeah I read it as "African Man" = George Agdgdgwngo

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    Haven't people learned though? If you are stupid enough to give bank details over the phone you deserve everything you get.
    "You can't have that, you're far to fat"

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    Heylo i ams callding from your banks

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    The King of Crase DanCrase's Avatar
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    This reminds me of a "cold call" I got the other week, that sounded like one of those automated " you have loans that need repaying?" type calls.

    So, being the mature guy I am, I immediately farted down the phone.

    Well, turns out it was a real girl, calling from Manchester city council, to check if my issues with my former landlord had been resolved.

    I spent about 20 minutes trying to apologise to her after that, feeling like a complete bastard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Basilisk View Post
    Heylo i ams callding from your banks

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