Phone scam today

Good morning.  I have just been called by ‘my internet provider’ using a pre recorded message to tell me I was being disconnected within the next 24 hours.   I was invited to press 1 to speak with a technician.  I hesitated but did so anyway and was connected to a call centre, which I believe is in India, and the ‘technician’ began to tell me that BT was cutting me off.  I am not with BT for my broadband (Wessex Internet) nor my telephone line (Vonage) so when I got a word in edgeways I stated this but was countered by the claim that they knew I was with BT.  I ended the call, none too politely.

Should you get a call like this do not believe them.  Hang up.


Scam Alert from Police – Neighbourhood Watch

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BCU1 14012019 Telephone Scam

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This message has been sent as a warning to residents:

A telephone scam is circulating across the county where residents have received telephone calls from people claiming to be from Westminster Police.

The caller states that they are investigating a crime or have a suspect in custody who has their bank details. The caller then asks them to reveal their card details for checking. A second call is often made a short while later claiming to be from their bank. Again this appears to be part of the scam.

Please remember never to give bank details to anyone you do not know or trust and do not continue conversations with persons you do not know or trust.

If you experience a similar call, please report it direct to the national fraud and cybercrime centre, Action Fraud on 0300-1232040 or via their website at

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