We were on the receiving end of a low level – but annoying – scam attempt today. We received an email as follows:
I’m just following up on a previous request for a callback that was made several weeks ago by a colleague of mine.
We are looking to get some prices & rates.
Can someone give me a call please on 070xxxxxxxx
It all looks pretty innocuous doesn’t it?
The problem is that 070 numbers and 076 are actually premium rate numbers costing up to £1.50 per minute. The scam obviously relies on the fact they look like mobile numbers.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with 070 numbers in principle – just as long as it’s been made clear what call charge to expect when you call it.
We didn’t fall for it (of course!) but I’m sure we’d have been kept on hold for as long as possible if we had called.
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