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Internet Security Office

NorthEasterner
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Internet Security Office

I had a call from the ISO  (Indian man,  with 'international number' on the handset.  The man said that I have errors everytime I connect to the Internet.  And have been sending me warnings.  And if I don't follow his instructions my internet would be cut off.
They also asked if I had my computer with me and I said no and why do you need me to go on the comp.
they said well your connection is not very secure.
And I said ' how'd you know then? I am not interested!' 
He got very aggressive, so I hung up.
I do occasionally do P2P for downlaoding aircraft for FSX
If it is a warning to cut me service off,  wouldn't they have to say Are you 'Jamie XXXXX'  and your ISP is 'Plusnet'  and your Landline is '0191xxxxxxx' ?
I'm not worried as I gave no details but just warning other people if it is a scam?
Cheers,  J
Ex Plusnet Fibre customer. BT Infinity Customer using a BT Smart Hub. If you wish to say thanks, please click the thumbs up Thumbs Up
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Superuser
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Re: Internet Security Office

It's just another variation of an old scam.
Finguz
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Re: Internet Security Office

I always tell them I'm running Linux, which results in them putting the phone down immediately, at least it has on the 4 or 5 occasions I've had calls over the last few years.
I always wait until I've wasted a good chunk of their time first though  Grin