Scam calls

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Participant

Are TalkTalk currently phoning customers about dodgy internet connections? I have just had a call purporting to be from TalkTalk telling me I had a problem with my computer and my connection when in fact, I don't have a problem with either. The call also showed up on my phone as 'Out of Area' and was clearly a very dodgy intenational type call.

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Anonymous
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Unfortunately an all too common scam.

 

http://help2.talktalk.co.uk/scam-phone-calls

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Participant

I thought as much; it didn't sound right and they rang off as soon as I said I didn't have a problem.

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Participant

The only other issue with this was that they asked for me by name.

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Wizz Kid

I have just had  call telling me that I had a problem and asking me to run eventvwr (which I didn't).  The call came from 001516082222.  She used my name and gave me my account number which was correct.  I hung up and she rang me back a few minutes later.  When I still would not play ball she swore at me and called me a stupid idiot.  I am concerned that she had my name and account number.