This morning there was a phone call to Labels for Less in Auchterarder. They were advised that their internet would be cut off unless they could get to a computer and the person calling would help them fix the problem.
THIS IS A SCAM – YOU WILL NOT GET YOUR INTERNET OR YOUR PHONE CUT OFF WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.
The number that called Labels for Less is 01372565732. On checking with the website who called me, this number has been making the rounds over the last few days. If you can block numbers, please block this one now.
If you have friends or neighbours who may be taken in by this scam, please speak to them today and let them know not to believe the caller.
The person calling seems to have a non British accent and is calling to help you fix a problem, often saying they are calling from BT. This is not true, they will ask you to switch on your computer then will attempt to gain control of your computer. THEY WILL TRY TO ACCESS ALL YOUR DATA FROM YOUR COMPUTER. Banking, identity etc, this information is worth a few pounds to them but a whole lifetime of problems if they steal your identity and take out loans etc.
BT will not phone you to say they are cutting off your phone or internet unless you do something today.
PUT DOWN THE COMPUTER AND HANG UP THE PHONE.
Sincere thanks to Labels for Less for getting in touch to let us get a warning out there.