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Paris
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Phishing by phone - claiming to be BT

Just received a call from someone claiming to be from BT contacting me because my internet connection had been "compromised". It was clearly a phishing attempt of the type I frequently get claiming to be from Microsoft (even sounded like the same person!). Naturally I told them to stop calling me and put the phone down so just publicising this to warn anyone else getting these kind of calls.

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PaddyB
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Re: Phishing by phone - claiming to be BT

Hi @Paris,

 

Thank you for posting.  Sadly these types are calls are all too common these days. If you take a look at - Security warning - Fraud activities, there some advice on how to protect yourself from these types of calls.

 

Thanks

 

PaddyB

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lizzieh75
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Re: Phishing by phone - claiming to be BT

Had a call today from 0013163035925 claiming to be BT and wanting to repair a fault on my internet connection.  Said I could not understand him and he repeated that in some surprise and rang off.  Checked the number and it is from USA and often features in phishing phone calls.

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AH2
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Re: Phishing by phone - claiming to be BT

Three calls already this morning (from three number: 012266 953786/001944 593007/001200 2049980), claiming to be from 'BT Technical Department', telling me that I have router problems and offering to fix them. I've received some before - but never three within the space of an huor.

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