On Wed, 30 Jun 2021 09:41:15 +0100, Mike Ruddock
Post by Mike Ruddock
Today I received an email from a sender calling itself SERVICE
The email purports to be from Britsh Telecom and says that unless I
agree to new terms and conditions they will cut off acces to my email
Alarming, particularly as this will come into effect as from, and I
quote "31 June" a date unknown to the calendar. There are several links
to enable me to view the new T&C but each one of these takes me a page
which says, in effect "This page is dodgy"
Am i correct in assuming that this is a scam? (And a boodly clumsy one
I would say so. They say scammers are after the less intelligent who would
not a) have software which warned them of dodgy sites and b) would not
notice the impossible date.
I was surprised by my own reaction to phone call I got during my recent
illness. A robotic recorded message told me BT had noticed suspicious
activity on my landline or broadband and they would be cutting it off in 3
days. If I thought this was an error I should press 1 to speak to an
executive. I hung up but pondered on this for ages wondering if it actually
was a scam, bearing in mind I don't have BT as my telephone or broadband
provider and if I did it should have been a targeted call from a real
person, not a recording.
I can now appreciate how people, particularly the elderly, get worried and
confused by such things - I don't think it would worry me today although my
brain still doesn't feel quite right.
But the sender calling itself SERVICE MANAGEMENT is, sadly, too often the
case with real companies. Emails from Ordnance Survey apparently come from
Customer Services, which could be anyone, if I hadn't set a filter to label
them. Similarly, my bank heralds itself as donotreply on some emails and my
house insurers as noreply.
Which reminds me of this story
Annoyed by The Archers since 1959