Simon Bisson (sbisson) wrote,
Simon Bisson

Watch out, watch out, scammers about...

Just got the first part of the latest identity theft scam going round. I knew what it was, so hung up straight away...

From The Register's description of the scam:
In the first part of the ruse, a pre-recorded telephone call asks members of the public if they subscribe to Sky TV. A week or so later, the prospective mark receives a telephone call from a fraudster, posing as a Sky employee, claiming the customer's Sky subscription is unpaid and warning that their subscription will be suspended unless they make credit card payment.
The call I had was a recording of a woman's voice, posing as a maintenance company, wanting to sell support for satellite systems.

So be careful out there!
Tags: 419, identity theft, scam, sky
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