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Distinguished Sage
Distinguished Sage
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Re: Fake phone call from BT - broadband will be cut off today

@Kevin2 

Using a phone like the BT4600 will help, and genuine callers, who are not yet stored within the phone`s directory, will not mind announcing themselves first, as I posted here

https://community.bt.com/t5/The-Lounge/Fake-phone-call-from-BT-broadband-will-be-cut-off-today/m-p/1...

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Kevin2
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Message 92 of 131

Re: Fake phone call from BT - broadband will be cut off today

Thanks Keith - advice much appreciated - Kind Regards - Kevin
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Kevin2
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Message 93 of 131

Re: Fake phone call from BT - broadband will be cut off today

Thanks Rob - this sounds like it may be a good solution for my set up - I'll look into this. Kind regards - Kevin
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Sosred73
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Re: Fake phone call from BT - broadband will be cut off today

I have now had 4 phone calls saying the same thing. A recorded message but each time I have barred the number they come back on a new number. They really should be blocked at the exchange end. It’s very persistent and phone calls are coming through at all times of day - some very early.

Numbers are:-
00615899619
01384531991
01872561695
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Distinguished Guru
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Message 95 of 131

Re: Fake phone call from BT - broadband will be cut off today


@Sosred73wrote:
I have now had 4 phone calls saying the same thing. A recorded message but each time I have barred the number they come back on a new number. They really should be blocked at the exchange end. It’s very persistent and phone calls are coming through at all times of day - some very early.

Numbers are:-
00615899619
01384531991
01872561695

The numbers are spoofed using VoIP systems. They can't be blocked at the exchange end (not sure what you're referring to here ...). Unfortunately it's a worldwide issue that at present can't be stopped.

For example the 01384 number is a protected range (in other words not used).

The scammers will simply keep trying, and spoofiing different numbers to get around any blocking systems.

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Moe70
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Message 96 of 131

Re: Fake phone call from BT - broadband will be cut off today

Go back to Page 1 as this is an old problem. Basically, once you answer the phone, your number is on their list. Use the block call feature on your phone if you have it, I do but still get two calls per day. I just turn my volume button right down as I don't hear it.

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Catspaw666
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Message 97 of 131

Re: Fake phone call from BT - broadband will be cut off today

July 2nd, 9:00am....2019 I just got one of the fake callers telling broadband about to be cut off. My telephone identifier had a local STD number but the display said INTERNATIONAL....so probably some c**t from India or Russia.

Rule #1 is if it sounds dodgy it almost certainly is

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Lulili
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Message 98 of 131

Re: Fake phone call from BT - broadband will be cut off today

Today’s scammers are using 01026-547520

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ChasC
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Message 99 of 131

Re: Fake phone call from BT - broadband will be cut off today

I got two of these today. Caller display just lists these as 'International' which is a bit of a giveaway - why would BT be calling from abroad?

I've reported them on the BT scam line. The numbers were 07419246224 and 07459437752

I ignored them and hung up. I suspect that if you press '1' or '2' as requested you'll get a recorded rambling on a premium service line racking up the charges to their account.

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Moe70
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Re: Fake phone call from BT - broadband will be cut off today

Only answer your phone if the number is in the contacts list, and turn the ringer down as your in for a few months of computerised numbers phoning you. You must have answered a call, which starts the ball rolling, eventually the computers give up but beware, they try one call now and again. Look through this question from Page 1 as I can't keep repeating the same stuff.

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