[access-uk] Re: Fwd: pass this on to anyone you know.

  • From: "Jackie Cairns" <jackie.cairnsplace@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 08:49:25 +0100

My advice to all is to delete any Emails you get that are of this nature,
and replace your phone's receiver if someone calls with similar crap.  We
are today upgrading to BT Infinity, and once that's done, we are going to go
for one of these TrueCall devices or whatever you call them.  We receive
about three or four phone calls each day now telling us by some Indian
person that our computer is not safe or needs special software etc.  I
cannot repeat the expletives I give these people if I happen to answer the
phone.  It always seems to occur during mealtimes or when you are in the
middle of doing something important.

Just delete or put the phone down, they are all scams!!

Kind Regards,

Jackie Cairns

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
william lomas
Sent: 10 May 2012 06:48
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: vigen-access@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Fwd: pass this on to anyone you know.

Begin forwarded message:

        From: Ian McNamara <ianandriggs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
        Subject: pass this on to anyone you know.
        Date: 10 May 2012 02:47:04 GMT+01:00
        To: Julie Vaughan <julievaughan2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Lewis Crack
<lewiscrack@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, william lomas <will.d.lomas@xxxxxxxxx>, Wayne
Chapman <w.chapman968@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, James AUSTIN

        I received a call from a 'representative' of BT, informing me that
he was 
        dis-connecting me because of an unpaid bill. 
        He demanded payment immediately of £31.00 or it would be £118.00 to 
        re-connect at a later date.. 
        The guy wasn't even fazed when I told him I was with Virgin Media, 
        allegedly VM have to pay BT a percentage for line 
        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
        demonstrate that he was from BT. I asked how & 
        he told me to hang up & try phoning someone - he would dis-connect
        phone to prevent this. AND HE DID !! 
        My phone was dead - no engaged tone, nothing - until he phoned me
        Very pleased with himself, he asked if that was enough proof that he
        with BT. I asked how the payment was to be 
        made and he said credit card, there and 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  1471 - number withheld 
        I phoned his fictitious 0800 number - not recognized., so I phoned
        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
        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. 
        You could almost be convinced! 
        The sad thing is that it is so simple that it will certainly fool
        elderly and vulnerable. 
        By the way this is not about getting the cash as this would not get
        merchant services - it is all about getting 
        the credit card details which include the security number so that it
        be used for far larger purchases. 
        Andy ORPIN 
        Police Community Support Officer 

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