Join Date: May 2007
Location: North Suffolk
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BT Openreach Scam Call
This may have been reported but I thought I might give a heads up anyway.
Had a call on my landline, chap with an indian accent said he was from BT Openreach and that they had identified a possible fault on my broadband. He asked what my download speed was and when I told him it was 56.2 and 6.9 upload he said it should be much faster and he would put me through to the technical advisor. This second chap said he said he could fix the issue and asked me to download a piece of software called "Teamviewer". This is genuine software but I know it is used so that others can take control of your computer so I told him I didn't think he was from BT as which he became insistent that he was genuine. I asked for a number I could call him back on and the line went dead.
The number they had called from was 01236348114 and when called a recorded message says 'No service is currently running on this number, you have not been charged forth call."
I did a quick internet search which confirms others have had similar calls and this is a scam so would advise extreme caution.
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