BBC -Inside the TalkTalk 'Indian scam call centre'

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pauln

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Inside the TalkTalk 'Indian scam call centre'

TalkTalk customers are being targeted by an industrial-scale fraud network in India, according to whistleblowers who say they were among hundreds of staff hired to scam customers of the British telecoms giant............................

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-39177981
 

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I've had a few of these calls as well as a couple from "B.T.". Asking them for their *PhoDent number usually puts them off short of replacing the receiver.

* There's no such thing but it usually throws them a little.
 

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I've had calls from BT, Microsoft, Windows Tech centers, My Bank, other banks... all telling me there is a problem with summat... they all get 2 short, one syllable words sometimes 3 if they are persistent and then I hang up
 

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Half a dozen calls from the "TalkTalk" "there's something wrong with your internet/computer/monthly payments" centre. I just tel them how I'm going to track them down and eviscerate them as they sleep, unless they get a proper job. All calls have stopped now.
 

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We have had three calls all claiming to be Microsoft and a problem with our computer.
All got same short answer along the lines of "Go away" .
Nothing for the past two weeks or so, but don't want to hex the phone and have them start again.!!
 

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Tell tell the M$ callers you use linux
 

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I reported them to Talktalk, and got 'security' measures put in place. As far as I can tell that means I can't hear anybody on the land line. Scam caller or not.
This morning I have an email saying my service is going to expire and I need fo enter my account details again.
 
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