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The BT Phone Scam: Nigeria’s Latest Wheeze

by | 1st, March 2011

PLEASE see below details of a scam being done at the moment, don’t get caught out!!

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 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!

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