July 23rd, 2008

PSA: "BT" fraudster?

I've just had a call from someone allegedly from BT telling me that our phone line was going to be cut off this evening for non-payment.

Given that we pay them by direct debit (somewhat under protest), this seemed unlikely, and I said as much. He tried to convince me that our direct debit had bounced and that they had sent us a reminder by email. I believe it was about at the point where I noted that we had received no such reminder and that I was about to log into my account to check it that he hung up. ("Number withheld", naturally.)

Just in case any of the rest of you happen to get such calls...