BT router phone scam

Discussion in 'SMB' started by jlaws, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. jlaws

    jlaws Midfield

    Just had another call suggesting that I had problems with my BT router. In the past I have played along with them until the tell me to press the Windows key, and I saw I have a Mac then they hang up. But the approach has changed now and they want you to use teamviewer. In the last call I said I had just moved in and had no internet and they hung up. Tell any vulnerable/gullible friends and family to be on alert.
    hank williams likes this.
  2. PTR

    PTR Striker

    Microsoft actually use teamviewer too, which makes it even harder for people.
  3. jlaws

    jlaws Midfield

    I offered to call him which he replied I do not believe you are a BT customer.

    So what horrors do you think they could do ?
  4. Paddy O'Dors

    Paddy O'Dors Striker

    I ain't got a BT router like.
  5. PTR

    PTR Striker

    If they have remote control, they'll likely download a file and install it on your PC. That would likely give them full access to your computer, remotely, from that date onwards to do whatever they liked.
  6. MackemBob

    MackemBob Winger

    My old neighbour was scammed by these guys via teamviewer. They left his PC in a right mess. I just advise anyone who receives these calls to say they don't have the internet and the phone gets hung up.
  7. a1970man

    a1970man Midfield

    I love these calls me.

    I'm normally on the phone 20 minutes talking about Gas, free boilers and wall insulation.

    Them : Hello sir microsoft here, you've got a virus we can fix, turn on yer PC
    Them : No your computer is broken
    Them: Is it a laptop
    Them: Can you turn on the PC, Sir

    I'm normally doubled up trying not to laugh, with the missus telling to hang up the phone.

    Had one guy on for ages, kept me entertained anyway
  8. Dark Traveller

    Dark Traveller Striker

    I've discovered, completely by accident, that if you pause for five seconds or so before saying something when they ring - they usually disconnect at their end.
  9. Philcore

    Philcore Winger

    We get a few a week, mostly from talktalk yet we left them over a year ago:lol:
    All you need to tell older folk is an isp wont contact them saying theres a problem with the broadband or your router/computer has a virus.. Hell, its hard enough getting them to admit problems when you ring them...
  10. sima-hebburn

    sima-hebburn Winger

    whoever rings now, I just say its a scam.

    the scammers say who told you it's a scam :lol: GOOGLE, I've got the net & can check you daft ****

    sales ie renewing life insurance , say its not a scam, but thats what all the scammers say HANG UP & give up.
  11. becs

    becs Striker Contributor

    I like to test them by repeatedly saying politely "no thank you, I don't want to" to every single thing they ask until they give up. Some are quite persistent and I've been in double figures before.
  12. This what we should all do.

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  13. :lol:

    My go to ones are:

    " I don't live here, I'm just burglarizing the place"
    "I'll get the account holder". Put the phone to one side and see how long they hang on.


    Love the fact they're obviously from the Indian sub-continent but have names like Bob Smith or Mike Johnson. I play along if I'm in the mood, but more recently I've tended to hang up !
  15. jackpunch

    jackpunch Central Defender

    25 years ago I was plagued with calls from some bunch of fuckwits wanting to build me a conservatory. Eventually I gave up and arranged a time for them to come round to give me a me a quote. I lived in an upstairs flat at the time. Oddly they didn't call me again.

    My approch to scammers now is to pretend to be deaf so that its takes them an age to explain everything then just tell them to fuck off. It's childish but rewarding.
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  16. safcforever

    safcforever Striker

    I got a life insurance one the other day.
    Him - your life insurance is up for renewal
    Me - what? Mine?
    Him - yes, your insurance is up for renewal
    Me - that's weird
    Him - how much are you currently paying?
    Me- you tell me
    Him - we can beat it
    Me - can you fuck
    Him - please don't swear
    Me - you called me ya knobber
    Him - sir, please don't swear
    Me - you should be embarrassed about your job
    Him - fuck you
    Me - please don't swear
    Him - jump off a bridge
    Then hung up :lol:

    This is my new thing. I'm gonna add in that I'm a little deaf and make them repeat themselves a lot
  17. Nookie Bear

    Nookie Bear Winger

    My mam got caught out by this last year , she was bullied basically and scared by some utter twat

    Thankfully she rang me so I could get everything stopped and her laptop wiped straightaway - she's quite switched on really and was mortified she had been done
  18. Malloy

    Malloy Central Defender

    I had a windows on once while I was painting, played along for ages then said oh, the battery on my laptop has died, he said put your charger on, said it was at afriends house and wanted him to hang on while I went to get it. He wouldn't like.

    He said I'll call back in 30 minuites and if I you don't answer I'll block your computer. When he rang back I just put the phone next to the radio and Sunderland match was on, don't know how long he managed to last licensing to Benno
  19. sima-hebburn

    sima-hebburn Winger

    sound like the same twat's that keep ringing me, the vault. bunch of clever kernts that have a answer for everytihing.

    I says I don't buy out on phone, OH where not selling where renewing life insurance. I haven't got life ins , so you can't renew & your not selling.
    Stevie Freestein II likes this.
  20. wardy82

    wardy82 Central Defender

    Had the same with Talk Talk a few months ago saying people were using my connection and wanted me to turn my laptop on, knew it was a scam so said the laptop was getting fixed done that four times and she asked again so hung up then the daft bitch rang back and asked why i hung up then asked again to turn my laptop on and when i said no she the hung up.

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