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Switched on to TV scam

In May scam­mers rang me to say my BT TV sub­scrip­tion had ex­pired and I was due an equip­ment up­grade. The speaker (fe­male) had an In­dian ac­cent. I am a BT cus­tomer, but I hung up and did some re­search on­line. Ac­tion Fraud ( www.snipca. com/27749) had a re­port about the scam, though didn’t men­tion BT specif­i­cally. I read else­where that Sky and Vir­gin cus­tomers are also be­ing tar­geted. This scam could prove ef­fec­tive if it goes af­ter older peo­ple who haven’t been sub­scribers to these ser­vices for long, and don’t fully un­der­stand how they work.

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