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Navrig
Contributor
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Message 1 of 7

Attempts to fraudulently access my PC

I took a call from an asian gentleman today who claimed to be from "Windows" and that he wanted to help me clean my computer because it was downloading malicious software etc.

 

I told him to go away (in the politest terms of course).

 

1471 revealed the caller's number to be:

 

02031291891

 

I Googled that number and got a long list sites which record that this is a fradulent attempt.

 

In this day and age why are BT not blocking these numbers even if they are hijacking them from India?  It's clearly a commin issue.

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john46
Distinguished Sage
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Message 2 of 7

Re: Attempts to fraudulently access my PC

BT cannot block the number as it most likely not a BT line and is a VOIP line and could be changed regularly this windows scam has been going on for years now
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Navrig
Contributor
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Re: Attempts to fraudulently access my PC

I thought that may be the case......Smiley Mad

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ivinsp
Aspiring Contributor
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Re: Attempts to fraudulently access my PC

See Choose to refuse as this will enable you to block up to 10 seperate numbers yourself

 

http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/consumerProducts/displayTopic.do?topicId=28921

 

Choose to Refuse

Stop unwanted or nuisance calls.

  • Prevents unwanted or nuisance calls getting through to you.
  • If you frequently receive unwanted or nuisance calls from a particular number, you can block that number – this block can be removed whenever you like.
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whitefalcon
Beginner
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Re: Attempts to fraudulently access my PC

That's terrible. How do the scammers do that? How do the access your computer?

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whitefalcon
Beginner
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Message 6 of 7

Re: Attempts to fraudulently access my PC

I found several threads at Callercenter.com about callers asking for access to people's computer. I'm surprised to know that this scam's been going on for a while already.
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Nethelp22
Aspiring Expert
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Message 7 of 7

Re: Attempts to fraudulently access my PC

In the long run it is more economical to buy a CPR Call Blocker
You program them to disable VOIP, witheld numbers
and can zap/block as you go along
you need called ID enabled for this to work 

better still , phones are not too expensive these days:

 buy a BT nuisance call blocker phone like this one

http://www.shop.bt.com/products/bt6500-nuisance-call-blocker---single-8H3D.html

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