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    I think we are at the end of a very short summer. lots of rain.

    I had one of those technician scam callers telling me that my internet is running slow..... yeah right! Nothing wrong with it at all.. What I would like to know is, how do they know what Provider I have?
    Anyway the caller who spoke in a very broken English accent understood the universal language I used when I told him bluntly where to go and what to do with himself.
    I am so tired of these time wasters! But what gets me is how they know your internet provider and phone no.
    Last edited by margaret; 30-09-2021 at 04:15 PM.
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    I'm afraid many ISPs used very insecure overseas call centres as a cost-saving. It came back to bite them, but your details are still out there. I use a different ISP to phone provider so it's not quite so easy for them to tie the two together.

    On a slightly different subject, daughter has badgered me into buying an iPhone. What a pain to set up!
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    That is a good idea to have a different phone provider. I don't know though if it would work out a bit more expensive .


    Why would the call centre overseas call me , surely they are lying about my internet speed and service?
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    Margaret, it's a little more expensive but not prohibitive. That said my ISP has just informed me my costs are going up a whopping 2.50 from next month! - I ain't happy!

    The call you had was ultimately to get money from you. There are several ways of doing this, these two are the most common...

    1) They offer to run a diagnostics for you at a very reasonable cost. - You kindly give them your credit card or banking details.

    2) They offer to run a diagnostics for free and install 'naughty' software on your computer. This software might pass on your financial details or it might simply 'lock' your computer and hold it to ransom. In order to do this, they will ask you to give them control of your computer. - Always a good warning that something might not be quite right.

    You did the best thing. If I have the time, and if I can be bothered, I'll play the daft old b*gger and keep them on the phone for as long as I can. - But I rarely get such calls since I've split the phone line from the ISP.
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    Guess what I had this morning?

    "I am Sandra calling from BT Openreach about your internet!"

    "Oh, really? That sounds interesting."

    [Click]

    Either I'm losing my touch, or they're getting cuter! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by rebbonk View Post
    Guess what I had this morning?

    "I am Sandra calling from BT Openreach about your internet!"

    "Oh, really? That sounds interesting."

    [Click]

    Either I'm losing my touch, or they're getting cuter! LOL



    LOL! You know your'e getting old when you run out of chat up lines, rebbonk!
    I doubt sometimes whether a quiet and unagitated life would have suited me - yet I sometimes long for it.

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