BOGUS PHONE CALLS

All,

Please see below a warning from a resident that I received today

Subject: Bogus Phone Call

Hi Steve,

Just lately I have been receiving phone calls from my ‘service provider’. The woman, American accent, talks about my IP address being compromised, and action needed to protect it etc etc.   Obviously a scam.

This morning at 07. 28, I had a similar, but more soundingly plausible from an English man purporting to represent Offcom. I played along and then a woman, Indian accent, proceeded to go through her patter. When I asked , how did I know that she represented Offcom, and then requested a letter confirming the problem, the phone went dead.   The phone number they used was 02088513072, when dialled was unobtainable.

Obviously a scam, but quite a convincing one. It took me a while to decide that it was in fact a scam.   Others may not be so wary. I hope that you can us this incident to warn others.

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