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Bt Broadband Illegal Activity

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by TinCan Tony, Aug 19, 2019.

  1. TinCan Tony

    TinCan Tony Next video please

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    Anyone else had this phone call?

    Mrs TinCan answered the landline today (something I never do) and heard a pre-recorded message. Something along the lines of...

    "This is BT calling. Due to illegal activity on your line, your BT Broadband will be disconnected in two days time. In order to..."

    At that point, Mrs TinCan hung up the phone.

    Be interesting to see what happens on Wednesday. I won't hold my breath. :D
     
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    short-carabine Engaging Member

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    Scam;) Doing the rounds again at the mo
     
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    ibo7 Keyboard Hero

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    Yep known scam
     
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    Hopalong Busy Member

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    I've had two calls today, one claiming to be from BT, the other from Sky, they keep trying though.
     
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    Regular as clockwork Tony and I'm still posti .........
     
  6. Readie

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    Yep, they say “dial 1 “ to talk to an engineer.

    Puts you on a high rate premium number costing zillions of pounds per minute.
     
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  7. TinCan Tony

    TinCan Tony Next video please

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    Not any more, you're not. :laff:

    These scams never bother us and we always ignore them. But I wonder how many gullible people get sucked into them. :shrug:
     
  8. Readie

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    We unplugged our landline some 5 months ago.

    Easier life, hope not missed a lottery notification though.

    Probably not as we don’t do them....
     
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    yes just put the phon down
     
  10. TinCan Tony

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    I keep debating unplugging all the landline phones but, Mrs TinCan still gets call from her mother and sister (they don't have mobiles) and her daughters if they can't get hold of her on her mobile.

    Personally, I never answer the landline. But Mrs TinCan is also very wise to all the scam calls. She's no pushover, I can tell you. :thumb:
     
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  11. That hurts

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    Too many I think mate .... it only takes a few gullible (or more likely vulnerable) people to respond to the thousands of scam calls for these bar stewards to make their money :mad:
     
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    Lot of these scam's doing the round's at the moment
     
  13. Readie

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    I got shot of BT two months ago.

    Stayed with them for years.

    Email addresses with them prevented me changing.

    With help from guys here, including @That hurts , it was a piece of pess to set up new email accounts

    I remember setting pop ingoing and pop server outgoing with IP addresses etc before but those days are long gone.

    Went from £65 to £24 per month.

    In fact I’m on a roll to reduce all my monthly outgoings, doing really well.

    Home insurance, BT, British Gas heating cover, British Gas elec and gas supply.

    Being a “loyal” customer to these guys has cost me well over £100 per month..
     
  14. TinCan Tony

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    No such thing as a "loyal" customer to any of the suppliers these days - no matter who they are. Counts for nothing to be "loyal" anymore. :down:
     
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    Readie Proud Member

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    Yes, replace “loyal” with “stupid mugs who were going to screw” because we can and our directors bonuses can increase to £1.2m per year
     
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    Had this scam last year, the guy even knew the last 4 digits of our customer number. Just hang up on them, no matter how convincing they sound.

    Finnthedude.
     
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    Almost identical call here last Thursday, except the message threatende my internet would be cut off in two hours time and I should dial 1 for more information...
     
  18. Mortimer

    Mortimer Lord Haw Haw

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    Only people I know who fell for it were old and vulnerable, including a friend of ours who got stung for £250-ish when she was dying of cancer. I hate the B******s--and I'd love to know enough to hit back at them.
     
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    Know of a couple of people who got suckered too but nothing was ever done despite reporting to the ICO and police ... their time will come :mad:
     
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    I get these calls at least three times a day with different numbers flagging up on the phone

    I either hang up or shout obscenities
     
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