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#641260 - 21st Dec 2011 1:05pm telephone scam
gemma_gee Offline
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Registered: 20th Dec 2011
Posts: 221
Loc: wallasey village
BE AWARE OF THIS SCAM
received a phone call from 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 to re-connect at a later date. The guy
wasn't even fazed when I told him I was with Virgin
Media, allegedly Virgin have to pay BT a percentage
for line rental!
I asked the guy's name - he gave me the very
'English' John Peacock with a very 'African' accent &
phone number 0800 0800 152. Obviously the fellow
realized I didn't believe 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 dis-connect 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 dialed 1471
-number withheld! I phoned his fictitious 0800
number - not recognized! So 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 as possible know of this
scam. The fact that the phone does go off would
probably convince some people it's real, so please
make as many friends & family aware of this.
HOW IS IT DONE???? This is good but not that
clever.
He gave the wrong number - it should have been
0800 800 152 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 you trying. (This is
because the person who initiates a call is the one to
terminate it) When you stop trying he cuts off and
immediately calls back. So you could almost be
convinced! The sad thing is that it is so simple that it
will certainly fool many.
BY THE WAY this is not about getting the cash as this
would not get past merchant services - it is all about
getting the credit card details which will include the
security number, to be used for larger purchases.

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#641264 - 21st Dec 2011 1:13pm Re: telephone scam [Re: gemma_gee]
xxwildspiritxx Offline

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Registered: 19th Jul 2009
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Wow Gemma, how do these people think up these idea`s, absolutely incredible, so glad you posted it, thankyou.

Could i re-post it on my facebook please and warn more people.

Thanks Gemma xx

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#641265 - 21st Dec 2011 1:17pm Re: telephone scam [Re: gemma_gee]
gemma_gee Offline
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Registered: 20th Dec 2011
Posts: 221
Loc: wallasey village
I got it from Facebook do pass it on

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#641268 - 21st Dec 2011 1:20pm Re: telephone scam [Re: gemma_gee]
xxwildspiritxx Offline

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Ok hun, thanks

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#641281 - 21st Dec 2011 1:43pm Re: telephone scam [Re: xxwildspiritxx]
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#641287 - 21st Dec 2011 1:47pm Re: telephone scam [Re: gemma_gee]
ex0__ Offline
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Sigh, another that doesn't know what snopes is but knows how to forward a chain mail.

Thanks for the spamup
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#641290 - 21st Dec 2011 1:49pm Re: telephone scam [Re: gemma_gee]
_Ste_ Offline


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Posts: 15986
Loc: New Brighton
LMFAO yerrrrrrrrrrrr laugh
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#641291 - 21st Dec 2011 1:50pm Re: telephone scam [Re: Moonstar]
gypsyjune Offline
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Registered: 22nd Feb 2010
Posts: 3312
Loc: birkenhead
Originally Posted By: Moonstar
Wow how bad is that ,these scam`s are becoming a pain .I wonder what would happen if you see that number come up (caller display) and you didn`t answer it ? would this guy then leave you alone and move on to the next victim ? well i won`t answer it now i know the number ,thanks for letting every one know . This is why i do like wiki ,very helpful at times ,June

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#641297 - 21st Dec 2011 1:58pm Re: telephone scam [Re: gypsyjune]
ex0__ Offline
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Registered: 25th Apr 2011
Posts: 1337
Loc: 1337
Didn't you read the link June? It was one guy in 2009 who scammed a few stupid people. It's not something that's ongoing.
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#641327 - 21st Dec 2011 2:57pm Re: telephone scam [Re: ex0__]
ASE71 Offline

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Registered: 20th Apr 2009
Posts: 430
Loc: Wirral
Ban the Poster....

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#641339 - 21st Dec 2011 3:43pm Re: telephone scam [Re: ASE71]
Clive Offline
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Registered: 3rd Jul 2011
Posts: 2620
Loc: some where else
its very easy to make some one believe there phone has been cut off, phone them, but just do not put receiver down and put your phone on mute, only works on landlines
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#641367 - 21st Dec 2011 4:50pm Re: telephone scam [Re: Clive]
ASE71 Offline

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Registered: 20th Apr 2009
Posts: 430
Loc: Wirral
I Just read this on the Internet......

Please tell all your loved ones and post to facebook......


The BBC announces that Germany has invaded Poland and the armed forces in Britain and France have been mobilised in response. Many Polish towns have been bombed and Danzig (Gdansk) has fallen under German control. Translated excerpts from Germanys proclamation to German citizens are also read out, revealing his objectives and his view of recent negotiations for a settlement. In London preparations for war continue; Queen Elizabeth, consort to HRH King George VI, visits the Women's Voluntary Service, while the evacuation of children gets under way. The bulletin also includes an appeal for all emergency services personnel to report for duty immediately.


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#641409 - 21st Dec 2011 7:16pm Re: telephone scam [Re: gemma_gee]
_Ste_ Offline


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Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 15986
Loc: New Brighton
Huh? confused
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#641413 - 21st Dec 2011 7:31pm Re: telephone scam [Re: gemma_gee]
TheDr Offline
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Registered: 23rd Feb 2010
Posts: 2631
Loc: Wirral
Old News laugh

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#641415 - 21st Dec 2011 7:40pm Re: telephone scam [Re: ex0__]
gypsyjune Offline
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Registered: 22nd Feb 2010
Posts: 3312
Loc: birkenhead
Originally Posted By: ex0__
Didn't you read the link June? It was one guy in 2009 who scammed a few stupid people. It's not something that's ongoing.
Thanks again exO_, no i didn`t read the link ,just caught the head line and carried on reading smile

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