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Author Topic: SPAM email supposedly from BT  (Read 766 times)

broadstairs

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SPAM email supposedly from BT
« on: August 30, 2017, 05:51:03 PM »

I am seeing more spam getting past my email spam scanners just recently, not  huge number but probably 2 or 3 a week. The latest is a very convincing email from BT Business with genuine looking help links but a very suspicious link to download my OneBill from. Obviously it will be deleted, I'm not a BT customer and have not ever been a business customer. Just shows the lengths they go to now to try and bypass spam scanners.

Stuart
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sevenlayermuddle

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Re: SPAM email supposedly from BT
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2017, 07:27:05 PM »

Imho BT bring these things upon themselves, or at least, upon their customers.

When you find yourself talking to what is obviously an amateurish Indian call centre, you can't assume it's fake, as BT do actually outsource to amateurish Indian call centres.

When you get an unsolicited robotic phone call, claiming to be from BT and wanting to discuss your account and payments, you can't assume it is junk.  For BT really do make unsolicited robotic calls to their customers, to try and jolly along bill payments.

I am not surprised that scammers find it rewarding to put some effort into cashing in on these weaknesses.
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broadstairs

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Re: SPAM email supposedly from BT
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2017, 07:59:13 AM »

This morning on my server in the spam quarantine there was an email purporting to come from TalkTalk Business which again looked very good apart from the link to where you could view your bill. Obviously not quite as good as the BT one as it got caught by the spam trap, but looks like they are making efforts to catch out unwary business customers. I am a TT customer but NOT a business one.

Stuart
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