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Terry K BS: UK Phone Scam (12) RE: BS: UK Phone Scam 01 Dec 04


I called BT and they told me this was a new "service" they had recently introduced. It's apparently something to do with text messages which are converted to voice if the receiving phone is not switched on. Or summat. The premium rate lines use the service to get their recorded message on to your phone.

The latest one has a very plausible sounding female voice saying "you have one new message" then the recording starts, but it actually sounds like the guy is really talking to you. It's only when you scream "FFFFFFUUUUUUUUCCCCCCKKKKKKK OOOOOFFFFF" down the phone - and he doesn't - that you know it's one of them again.

It's really easy to get that service blocked from your phone but isn't it disappointing that BT keep it going, even though they know it is being abused.

cheers, Terry


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