31. May 2019 12:38 by sircles
BT Internet Phone Scams
Beware of recieving phone calls from recorded messages saying:
"It has been reported that spam has been originating from your IP address, please press 1 to speak to one of our agents now."
Any phone call that is recorded and asks you to press a number is just a system of filtering to find people that might believe the scam and so the best option is to just hang-up rather than hold on and ask to be removed.
Most of the logging of success on these calls is automated, so just by pressing 1 you are registering yoruself as a number for them to contact again with the next scam.
If you do want to use a service, you should source that service yourself by sensible means, and use a trusted provider rather than a phone service that has invaded your privacy. The less these types of invasive tactics are proven to work, the less they will continue invading peoples' lives in future.
One number we had reported today was: