Re: Another scam
Just had a telephone call from "BT" (I'm with Virgin!).
Basically, apparently there is "a problem with my internet connection" and these helpful people offered to help me correct it.
This involved me pressing CTRL and R (which I didn't do).
Being well aware of this sort of scam, and not being particularly busy, I decided to play along. I behaved in a manner that would suggest a complete lack of understanding, which seemed to please the caller and encouraged him to continue to explain procedures to me.
Eventually, tiring of this charade and having kept him talking for 8 minutes, I explained that I am aware of this being a scam and asked if he would like to talk to me for a little longer. He rang off!
I'd encourage everyone, assuming they are not busy and have a few minutes to spare, to follow a similar procedure. After all, it does reduce the time they can spend trying to con others, some of whom may well fall for their nefarious activities.