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    Strange call from Sky

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      Strange call from Sky

      Got a call from someone saying he was from Sky this afternoon.... he said that the call was being recorded blah, blah, blah, and then he asked me for my name and my full postal address, which I gave him.

      He then said that due to Data Protection, he needed my date of birth, which I refused to give him. I've already had my credit card cloned once, and I don't want to repeat the exercise. He said that without my DOB, the call could not continue. I said, bearing in mind that he had phoned with the number that they had on file, and that I'd already given them my full name and address, that should be enough to identify who I was. However, I only had his assurance that he was from Sky. He said that he could by reeling out all the channel packages that I subscribe to, and would I like to add a password on my account ? He again said that without my DOB, we could not continue. So we didn't.

      The number calling was 08433 770119. It doesn't ring when you dial it.

      Very suspicious


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      id of said ill call you back

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      Re: Strange call from Sky

      Sounds like phishers to me, they have left the internet and now trying it on in the real world now.
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      again

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      Re: Strange call from Sky

      I wouldn't have even given out my name and address..

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      Re: Strange call from Sky

      I had the same sort of thing today a man rang and my wife answered the phone he asked for me so she gave me the phone...he said he was from Sky and that i hadn't made any claim's for my equipment...is my name so and so i said yes and he new my address...i cut in on him and said i don't want know insurance...he just hanged up on me....the funny thing is i don't have any Sky insurance so why say i hadn't made any claims if i don't have the insurance.


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      Re: Strange call from Sky

      Quote Originally Posted by sdd View Post
      he funny thing is i don't have any Sky insurance so why say i hadn't made any claims if i don't have the insurance.
      Because they are using standard tactics as they know that sooner or later they will call someone who does have the insurance.

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      or get them to say " i dont have it, give it to me"

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      Re: Strange call from Sky

      I just say, "Sorry my dad ain't in at the moment, can I take a message?"
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      Re: Strange call from Sky

      I had a call from 08433 770119 saying he was from Sky (Asian Voice). I asked why he was calling and he said he was offering discounts !

      Sky offering discounts ! it's got to be a scam!

     

     
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