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New Phishing attack - Openreach!!

wisty
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New Phishing attack - Openreach!!

I just had an interesting  new variant on the  "I am calling from... and we have detected a  problem with your computer". Still the same Indian accent, but this time he claimed to be from Openreach and that they had detected activity on my network which suggested I had downloaded a virus.... The rest of the conversation was predictable - so I hung up.
The proliferation of iPads , Android tablets and MAC's must have made the old Microsoft/Windows/PC support support story a bit inefficient so they have evolved.
Now if he had claimed to be from GCHQ I might just have believed that he was monitoring my network traffic - but Openrerach?
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Re: New Phishing attack - Openreach!!

it would be fairly easy for openreach to monitor traffic at a backhaul level.
in fact, they probably already do it. whether they do anything with it is another question though.
Kremmen
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Re: New Phishing attack - Openreach!!

Thanks for the headsup.
They don't call me anymore because I wasted too much of their time previously.
Let's be careful out there !
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Re: New Phishing attack - Openreach!!

That's the solution, waste their time as much as possible.
Smiley
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Re: New Phishing attack - Openreach!!

you're not really wasting THEIR time though, just simply wasting your own time.
they get paid regardless.
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Re: New Phishing attack - Openreach!!

Might be better paying them on results!
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Re: New Phishing attack - Openreach!!

Quote from: chenks76
you're not really wasting THEIR time though, just simply wasting your own time.
they get paid regardless.

The more time of theirs you waste, the less time they have to prey on someone who doesn't understand computers or phishing...
clover2912
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Re: New Phishing attack - Openreach!!

Just do what I did, tell them you work in tech support and they never call back
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Re: New Phishing attack - Openreach!!

Quote from: twocvbloke
The more time of theirs you waste, the less time they have to prey on someone who doesn't understand computers or phishing...

why is my time less valuable than someone else's i don't know though?
if they sucker someone else then that's their problem, not mine.
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Re: New Phishing attack - Openreach!!

Ah such a generous, charitable and caring person... Roll eyes