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1 week ago
02849 161158 made an unsolicited call to my number (but I have no idea whether that number was in fact the source of the call, or whether it had been spoofed). A pre-recorded message claimed that there had been suspicious activity on my internet connection, at which point I ignored the rest of the message.



⚠️If someone called you from 02849161158, saying that they are from your internet provider such as BT, Virgin Media, TalkTalk, or even Ofcom, and they are threatening to cut off your internet in the next 24 hours as there was a suspicious activity on your IP or router, rest assured that this is all fake and a scam, and no-one will cut-off your internet!

The people at the end of the line are India based scammers trying to steal your money, and the internet cut-off is a way to get you engaged to either hand them over your card details over the phone, or let them access your PC - then they will encrypt it and ask for a ransom!

Here is how this 02849161158 broadband scam works:

  • A robot calls you from 02849161158, and they say that there are from your broadband provider.
  • They state that there was a suspicious activity on your IP address or router, and that they will disconnect your service in 24h.
  • Then you'll need to press 1 to talk to the "technical department".
  • The guy or gal will try to sound very official and technical, and they will further convince you that there was a suspicious activity on your IP address.
  • Then there are 2 ways they go forward from here:
  • 1.) They try to take a small fee over the phone, and ask you to pay it with your card, including the 3 digits from the back. Once they have your card details, they will empty your bank account within minutes.
  • 2.) They will say that you need to give them access to your PC so they can fix the broadband issues remotely. Once they have access, you can say goodbye to your PC, as they will encrypt everything on it, and ask for a ransom to unlock it.
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