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Potential new scam call

davidj66
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Registered: 04-09-2008

Potential new scam call

I've had a few calls in the last few days from 01268727374. On answering, usually nothing but once  I've had a pre recorded message purporting to be from BT (BUT an American accent!!) telling me that my IP address has been compromised and that I will lose access to the internet! Then nothing -how is this a scam ? Can't see where they are going with this.

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Champnet
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Re: Potential new scam call

If you google the tel no you may get a better idea of what happening.

If they call back don’t follow any instructions.

davidj66
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Re: Potential new scam call

Yes, done that thanks.......reading some of the comments a few people have had .......press1 to talk to engineer to help with changing your IP. I can only presume that they will try to get you to download something like Team viewer under pretext ?

Champnet
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Re: Potential new scam call

However they do it, once they gain access to your computer it will probably cost you dearly.......