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Old 05-10-18, 19:26
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Couple of days ago I had an automated call from my ISP Talktalk saying,


"Mr **********, your broadband will cut off today, if you wish to stay connected please press1 now."

I did not press 1 but hung up.
I conntacted Talktalk and they confirmed they did not phone me.

What would be the consequenses of pressing 1 ????? and how do they know my name.
Scams are getting so much more difficult to spot.
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Old 05-10-18, 20:19
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They left a similar message on my voice mail a couple of days ago.

Yesterday I had the usual TalkTalk scam phone call saying they had detected a problem with my router.

I challenged him that he wasn't from TT and that I recognized the type of phone number on my caller display.

He even tried to tell me that his number was 0344 something and he recited all of my personal details.

They are either employees of TT or they got their info from the TT hack.

Anyway, while he was chatting to someone in the background in his native tongue, I hung up then dialled 14258 to block the number.

One thing to remember and that is TT don't contact you with a problem - it's the customer that contacts them, so any calls purporting to be from TT will no doubt be scam calls.
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Old 05-10-18, 20:29
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cantrel,
you are so right,
about a week ago I got the same call about the router scam and I new something was not right, so I played him for a few minutes and he wanted access to my event viewer which we all know will reveal all sorts of "critical errors" .

I also played him along for a while. I know I should'nt because they can trace you and make you regret it but what the hell............................
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Old 05-10-18, 20:35
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cantrel,
you are so right,
about a week ago I got the same call about the router scam and I new something was not right, so I played him for a few minutes and he wanted access to my event viewer which we all know will reveal all sorts of "critical errors" .

I also played him along for a while. I know I should'nt because they can trace you and make you regret it but what the hell............................
I remember also getting another call where they wanted to get me to open Event Viewer - I didn't play with them but told them you always get errors in there and if the machine is running okay then you can ignore them.

I think they rang off before I hung up on them.

Remember that phone number 14258 and dial it straight after every scam call.

They'll eventually run out of numbers to call you on.
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What would be the consequenses of pressing 1 ?????
I don't know how it works on your side of the pond, but here in the USA some phone systems will allow you to press a number at a particular time and that will allow the caller to call a long distance number and have it charged to your account.
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Old 10-10-18, 09:56
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Another possible scam. I have now had 4 calls from a London Number (0203 8101503) saying they have info on an accident I was involved in. Not been involved in any accident.

Anyone else had this call?
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Old 10-10-18, 10:05
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My wife and I are both getting them on our mobiles and on our landline. The last 4 digits change every time so you have to block every one until they run out of numbers.
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Old 10-10-18, 10:40
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My only recent ones have been from TalkTalk.

Not sure if they got my personal details from the hack, TT employees selling info on or TT employees trying to earn a bit more on the side.
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Old 10-10-18, 13:18
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We too have been getting the "accident" calls. After leading them on for a while they hang up. Blocked them every time the caller's number changes, but they still keep trying.
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I would like to know a bit about the scam methodology and how it progresses.
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