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Scam phone calls

dyslexai
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Registered: ‎09-05-2018

Scam phone calls

Hi All,

Today I received a phone call from an asian guy professing to be from openreach and offered a discount for low phone call usage. I let him talk and he appeared to be in possession of too much information regarding my broadband and phone provider (plusnet) for comfort. He hung up when I refused to give him an answer to personal question. the call was from 02476680965, a number that is "unobtainable" when called back.

Does anyone know if this a scam?

Thanks.

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harrym1byt
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Re: Scam phone calls

If a number is reported as unobtainable, no such number - then certainly it is a scam. It is a spoofed number. Even if a number rings, it could still be a spoofed number, in as much as they have spoofed someone else's perfectly genuine number. It happens often.

JonoH
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Re: Scam phone calls

It's almost certainly a scam as openreach do not offer call plans Smiley 

 Jono H
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dyslexai
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Registered: ‎09-05-2018

Re: Scam phone calls

Thanks for that, the conversation style was not that of a professional organisation.

It is a bit worrying that the guy had a lot of detail about my Plusnet package though.

Jonpe
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Re: Scam phone calls

024 is the code for Coventry.  The number has not been commented on at https://whocallsme.com/Phone-Number.aspx/02476680965, perhaps you'd like to be the first one.