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    BT scammers BEWARE !!

    Sorry didnt know where to post this so put it here for hopefully those it will affect will see it.

    I have just recieved a VERY convincing email from some arsehole pretending to be BT,, BEWARE it looks very convincing , will catch some for sure .

    Basically tells you as your bank details have been recently altered you will have to re-set them + enter a new pin code etc for when they phone you up to go through your new details .

    This aint like your usual spam crap it all looks very convincing with all theyre logo,s addresses and even uses a customer service name I recognise

    Just a heads up ,, I expect most are dilligent like me , but might ring a bell before its too late
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    If I am not expecting an email from a business then I just delete them as spam. I do not even open them.
    Last edited by Primo; 04-07-2013 at 08:25 AM.

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    "BT" = British Telecom in the UK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelandjan
    logo,s addresses and even uses a customer service name I recognise
    Did you call them and let them know?

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    They're bastards. I've been deleting DHL emails all week then the phoned me up and asked me if I wanted my package. Seems Amazon decided to use them and I didn't pick up on it.

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    2 factor authentication is just about essential for any financial service that you will do online - find a bank that supports this

    any others just keep minimal balance , so if they get compromised you do not lose much

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelandjan
    I have just recieved a VERY convincing email from some arsehole pretending to be BT,, BEWARE it looks very convincing , will catch some for sure .
    One way to ensure that these emails come from the said source is to check the http. It should show https:// The S stands for secure. All banks and above board businesses have this.

    Glad to hear nothing happened, but as someone else menioned, you should report this to BT and forward them a copy of the message.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamBlake
    Did you call them and let them know?
    Yes mate I have notified them , they are aware , trouble is these people seem to scam from untouchable parts of the world.



    Quote Originally Posted by kmart
    "BT" = British Telecom in the UK?

    Yes sorry mate BT in the UK .

    Has this plastered over the top and bottom of your email



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    Quote Originally Posted by natalie8
    One way to ensure that these emails come from the said source is to check the http. It should show https:// The S stands for secure. All banks and above board businesses have this.
    Yes Nat ,, sorry I should have mentioned that ,, TBH that was how I picked it up straight away

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    The bastards have even created a fake non secure BT web page in another link on this fake email .

    Trouble is I can see many poor old dears like my neighbour being took in

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelandjan
    Trouble is I can see many poor old dears like my neighbour being took in
    This is the sad part of things like this. IMO, if enough people report it to BT, then BT can send out warnings via sms, TV, radio etc. They do that here vis sms, warning people about fake contests from the phone companies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natalie8
    t should show https:// The S stands for secure.
    I think Snowdon used "S" as well...btw, you're not a banker are you?

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    No, I'm not a banker, but I rememberhearing this eons ago, when internet banking first became popular. I was really surprised that I didn't hear it more often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelandjan View Post
    Sorry didnt know where to post this so put it here for hopefully those it will affect will see it.

    I have just recieved a VERY convincing email from some arsehole pretending to be BT,, BEWARE it looks very convincing , will catch some for sure .

    Basically tells you as your bank details have been recently altered you will have to re-set them + enter a new pin code etc for when they phone you up to go through your new details .

    This aint like your usual spam crap it all looks very convincing with all theyre logo,s addresses and even uses a customer service name I recognise

    Just a heads up ,, I expect most are dilligent like me , but might ring a bell before its too late
    Banks are forever telling customers that they NEVER send E-mails asking for private information .
    Never click on a link that a "Bank" send you , its 100 % a scam .

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    ^ Probelem is Flake its not the bank or a bank link ,,,it,s BT
    Last edited by nigelandjan; 05-07-2013 at 12:36 AM.

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    ^ Scammers are lowlife who don't care who they hurt, and as you said, it's elderly or less computer savvy people who get taken in. Probably those who can least afford to lose the money in the first place. Despite all my warnings, my mum would be taken in by this any day of the week

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    Thing is NR it was worded in such a way that if you didnt comply at lot of old folk would comply not to get cut off .

    The government are encouraging people now to all go online to do everything

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelandjan
    Thing is NR it was worded in such a way that if you didnt comply at lot of old folk would comply not to get cut off . The government are encouraging people now to all go online to do everything
    I wasn't arguing, I was agreeing. My mum is 62 and she'd have fallen for it, never mind my warnings over the years

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    ^ I know dear so was I , just reiterrating so to speak


    Do you know the BT email customer service address I used to contact them with has now been made a " there,s no one here to answer your email " no reply box .

    I give up , if you call you get to listen to some poxy robot for 10 mins

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelandjan View Post
    Sorry didnt know where to post this so put it here for hopefully those it will affect will see it.

    I have just recieved a VERY convincing email from some arsehole pretending to be BT,, BEWARE it looks very convincing , will catch some for sure .

    Basically tells you as your bank details have been recently altered you will have to re-set them + enter a new pin code etc for when they phone you up to go through your new details .

    This aint like your usual spam crap it all looks very convincing with all theyre logo,s addresses and even uses a customer service name I recognise

    Just a heads up ,, I expect most are dilligent like me , but might ring a bell before its too late
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    cheers for the heads up Nige.

    If you have saved at least one Thaiophile on here from getting scammed by a British Telecom email it will all be worth it

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