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Taffy078
Expert
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Message 1 of 76

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

Just had a fake phone call saying our BT broadband was being cut off today - press 1 for this, press 2 for that so I pressed Block on our new BT phone (which incredibly doesn't say what model it is on this one! Perhaps it's on the other unit - too busy to check right now.)

Voice was mechanical / Canadian-American - but a first in my experience.

PS Forum has changed since last able to visit - if this is in the wrong section, will a kind Mod please move it? Thanks.

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Dan22341
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Message 2 of 76

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

had this call a few days ago sounds like another scam

Dan22341
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Message 3 of 76

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

sounds like another scam

Taffy078
Expert
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Re: Fake phone call from BT - broadband will be cut off today

Hello Dan. Got four email notifications that you'd replied!

Waffs
Newbie
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Message 5 of 76

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

Had exactly the same thing today, just hanged up on them!

zimbas
Newbie
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Message 6 of 76

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

Today I received a phone call saying my internet was going to be disconnected as I had had an illegal user using my internet.  The guy had an Indian accent - I have also had calls saying the same thing come a guy with an American/Canadian accent.  Strange they didn't ask for any perasonal details - why are they doing this?

Downesjl
Newbie
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Message 7 of 76

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

I too had this call today, And every Monday to Saturday in the last few weeks.  It’s getting boring now, why can’t the authorities have the power to shut these nuisance callers down

Taffy078
Expert
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Message 8 of 76

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

you can block them if you have one of the latest phones. If not, I know someone who in these circumstances would get out his Acme Thunderers whistle, give it a long loud blast down the phone and then (in case the call was being recorded at their end) immediateley complain/ask why had they made a loud whistle noise down your phone.

It works a treat - I can guarantee it!! Smiley Very Happy

Taffy078
Expert
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Message 9 of 76

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

. . . and I haven't had any more call since April!!!
PaulSD
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Message 10 of 76

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

Just had a similar call but automated voice from 01208 537735 (Bodmin number apparently). I hung up.