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AIBU to think this is a scam call?

(17 Posts)
Ohyesiam Tue 18-Oct-16 11:44:16

A man who says he is from my broadband provider just called to day my internet connection is getting weaker daily. He wanted me to turn on the computer so he could " show me " the fault.
It smelled like a scam to me so i just hung up. Am I over vigilant ?

Ohyesiam Tue 18-Oct-16 11:44:43

Say not day

Redglitter Tue 18-Oct-16 11:46:05

I'd say you did the right thing. Probably to show you the fault he'd want to remote access your PC. I'd never ever trust any of these callers

RealityCheque Tue 18-Oct-16 11:46:08

100% Scam

TheBadgersMadeMeDoIt Tue 18-Oct-16 11:47:09

Possibly. To be on the safe side, I'd give the broadband provider a call and ask them if there was a genuine reason why you were contacted.

EleanorRigby123 Tue 18-Oct-16 11:47:12

Definitely a scam.

ExcellentWorkThereMary Tue 18-Oct-16 11:47:20

Scammy McScamface

DesignedForLife Tue 18-Oct-16 11:48:12

Scam. Call your provider and let them know.

Did he say he was from the right provider?

bearhug Tue 18-Oct-16 11:48:14

SCAM!!!! Don't ever let a random stranger have access to your computer!

Well done for hanging up on him.

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Tue 18-Oct-16 11:51:21

Yes a well known scam. I think it works by infecting your computer with a virus and then they charge you to "fix it" or sweep your computer for personal information.
Broadband providers won't ring you like that and draw your attention to the weakness of your WiFi connection. They don't care that much!

pasturesgreen Tue 18-Oct-16 11:56:16

It's a well known scam.

As EarlyNineties wisely points out, broadband providers won't call you, it's you who'll call them and be put on hold for hours if you have any problems.

AVirginLitTheCandle Tue 18-Oct-16 11:57:05

I'd say a scam.

Ego147 Tue 18-Oct-16 11:58:21

Did they claim to be TalkTalk?

I've had that a few times - I think it's linked to the hack they had and the scammers are ringing up contact numbers.

chemenger Tue 18-Oct-16 11:59:04

Definitely a scam, who has ever heard of a broadband provider being proactive about anything?

c3pu Tue 18-Oct-16 12:12:56

I work in IT. Scam all day long.

Another common one is they phone up and say your computer has a virus... Just ask which computer it is that has the virus, as you have several!

GinIsIn Tue 18-Oct-16 12:16:16

Scam with a capital S

Ohyesiam Tue 18-Oct-16 16:30:29

Not hyper vigilant then!
Thanks guys. Yes they had the right provider but I guess Lloyd of our info is floating around out there on the net.....
And you are right, my provifer has never been so attentive before.

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