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Joined: 03 Jul 2008
Location: Chad Central
Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:15 am
Just been emailed this, dont know how true it is but thought I would post it, sorry if SEB...
I received a rather interesting e-mail today and thought it best to pass on:
"received a call from a 'representative' of BT, informing me that he was disconnecting me because of an unpaid bill. He demanded payment immediately of £31.00, or it would be £118.00 to re-connect at a later date...
The guy wasn't even fazed when I told him I was with Virgin Media, allegedly VM have to pay BT a percentage for line rental!
I asked the guy's name - the very 'English' John Peacock with a very 'African' accent - & phone number - 0800 0800 152.
Obviously the fella realized I wasn't believing his story, so offered to demonstrate that he was from BT. I asked how & he told me to hang up & try phoning someone - he would disconnect my phone to prevent this.
AND HE DID !! My phone was dead - no engaged tone, nothing - until he phoned me again.
Very pleased with himself, he asked if that was enough proof that he was with BT. I asked how the payment was to be made & he said credit card, there & then.
I said that I didn't know how he'd done it, but I had absolutely no intention of paying him. I didn't believe his name or that he worked for BT.
He hung up.
I did 1471 & phoned his fictitious 0800 number – not recognised.
I phoned the police to let them know. I wasn't the first! It's only just started apparently but it is escalating.
Their advice was to let as many people know by word of mouth of this scam. The fact that the phone does go off would probably convince some people it's real, so please let as many friends & family aware of this.
This is good but not that clever. He gave the wrong number - it should have been 0800 800152 which takes you through to BT Business. The "cutting off" of the line is very simple, he stays on the line with the mute button on and you can't dial out - but he can hear to trying (This is because the person who initiates a call is the only one to terminate it).. When you stop trying, he cuts off and immediately calls back. You could almost be convinced! The sad thing is that it is so simple that it will certainly fool the elderly and vulnerable..
Please pass this on to friends and family and be on your guard
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i am tired and i am waisting my morning
i am tired of all these rusbish, i am waisiting my time andf mone
Ok i will try and take the form to my staff members, once i get the form filled, i am not ready to fill another form, make sure that this is all the forms, i am going to fill them and once i get them done, i will not fill another form
If you see how i was insulted in the western union office, you will pitty me - nope you're wrong there pal
themob Not quite a Newb
Joined: 11 Feb 2007
Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:24 am
It's been doing the rounds.
Local press has reported about this type of scam and BT issued a warning.
Joined: 08 Jul 2009
Location: Look Behind You
Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:51 pm
Thanks for the warning Star
_________________ PLEASE,WE DO NOT WANT ANY URGLY SITUATION IN THIS TRANSACTION There is a lot of spaces in the receipt for them to put their stamp, so why do they put the stamp on the 10 digital codes, and you know that without the correct number ,western union here cannot issue out the payment. (I know )
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