Oh no! BT says somebody else accessed my computer!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by boxbrownie, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. boxbrownie

    boxbrownie Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,420
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2013
    Location:
    Pastyland
    Car:
    ML350Cdi BE now replaced, E220 2013MY just for a bit.....
    Just had a call from a very charming BT employee who said my computer has be accessed by probably a criminal gang trying to gain my personal details and banking information, if I let him have access online to my computer he can put the firewall protocols in place to protect my computer from the threat, all I need is to pay the nominal fee of £30.......I said I had a cousin in Nigeria who is a Prince and for a nominal fee of £30 he could gain access to seized family funds of over £5,000,000......for this fee my friend could be the benificiary of 10% of the fortune..........wierd though, the guy from BT (must have been the Indian branch judging by his accent) lost the connection, shame he missed out on a golden opportunity. :dk:

    :D
     
    7 people like this.
  2. developer

    developer MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    8,162
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2007
    Car:
    S212 E63 S
    I just tell all the spam callers that I haven't got a phone...
     
    4 people like this.
  3. daveenty

    daveenty Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    2,813
    Joined:
    May 12, 2007
    Location:
    NW UK
    Car:
    W213 E63s, W201 190E 2.5-16
    Excellent response.

    I usually just ask them to hold on a second then go and make a brew.
     
  4. Giantvanman

    Giantvanman Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    3,809
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2013
    Location:
    Essex
    Car:
    FFRR 4.4 TDV8 Autobiography
    1 person likes this.
  5. Harrythedog

    Harrythedog Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,740
    Joined:
    May 8, 2011
    Location:
    Tynemouth
    Car:
    S212 350 BE Sport
    Sometimes I talk like the Flowerpot Men, that always does the trick
     
  6. evdok

    evdok Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    2,519
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2006
    Location:
    Stourport
    Car:
    BMW 330D xDRIVE M/SPORT INDIVIDUAL
    I just say this is a church:D
     
  7. tali

    tali Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,577
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2008
    Location:
    593 West 11th street.San Pedro
    Car:
    qashqai
    I just tell them i'm on the MB forum.That gets rid of them pronto.Hehe.
     
  8. Druk

    Druk Administrator Staff Member

    Messages:
    5,309
    Joined:
    May 28, 2004
    Location:
    Not far from Edinburgh.
    Car:
    2011 S212 E350CDi. 1981 R107 300TurboDiesel.
    Someone from Amazon called me this morning with a special offer of 20 sapling spagetti trees. I think they came from the same supplier as this clever device so I turned the offer down.
     
  9. meeeb

    meeeb Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    416
    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2013
    Car:
    E Class 350 CDI 265
    "This is the Metropolitan Police Information Technology Fraud Department, and this call has been intercepted and is being traced".
     
  10. R2D2

    R2D2 MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    6,935
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2004
    Car:
    C350
    Re the car accident scam.....I always say it's the Police Car Dept so which one of our cars are you talking abou....oh you've gone!
     
  11. DSM10000

    DSM10000 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    3,996
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2011
    Location:
    Near Salisbury
    Car:
    E32O CDi Sport, MX5 1.8 Sport, RR 4.2 SC
    I asked one chap (who said he was called Charles Anderson but said with a very lovely Indian accent) what the current weather was like in Mumbai, he then proceeded to tell me and recommended some places to visit! :)
     
  12. mct_cars

    mct_cars Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    804
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2007
    Location:
    Newcastle
    Car:
    Mercedes R107 500 SL
    I always like to string them along as long as possible.

    It's nice pretending to be the thick one on the end of an IT call. Some of my staff will say it doesn't take much acting.
     
Tags:

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.