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gel
post May 24 2017, 12:47 PM
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WATCH OUT:

I'm sure we've all had calls purporting to be from Microsoft, AND your PC has an issue,
but had one today from Indian Sub Continent saying "This is BT Openreach".
Claimed I had a broadband issue, which I didn't.

Told him I had no broadband and he hung up.

Warn any elderly friends as they may be aware of M/Soft scams but may
believe caller if they say BT Openreach.
They don't speak to customers in normal circumstances
except if you have an OPENREACH engineer arranged via your phone/ISP provider.

Was from 00121 7067087.
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post May 24 2017, 01:21 PM
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QUOTE (gel @ May 24 2017, 01:47 PM) *
WATCH OUT:

I'm sure we've all had calls purporting to be from Microsoft, AND your PC has an issue,
but had one today from Indian Sub Continent saying "This is BT Openreach".
Claimed I had a broadband issue, which I didn't.

Told him I had no broadband and he hung up.

Warn any elderly friends as they may be aware of M/Soft scams but may
believe caller if they say BT Openreach.
They don't speak to customers in normal circumstances
except if you have an OPENREACH engineer arranged via your phone/ISP.

Was from 00121 7067087.

Thanks for that.
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blackdog
post May 24 2017, 01:33 PM
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I have a general rule - if you don't know the caller assume it's a scam.
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Berkshirelad
post May 24 2017, 02:19 PM
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Openreach being that proactive/helpful should instantly raise alarms bells... biggrin.gif
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post May 24 2017, 03:57 PM
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QUOTE (Berkshirelad @ May 24 2017, 03:19 PM) *
Openreach being that proactive/helpful should instantly raise alarms bells... biggrin.gif

Hah!!
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