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Warning re phishing phone calls

Alert message sent 09/12/2019 18:37:00

Information sent on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch in Nottinghamshire

Dear Citizen

Earlier today I received a call on my land line from 02088767928. It was a recorded message claiming to be from BT Internet and advising there were issues with my Internet and to avoid losing access I needed to press ...... At this point I rang off. BT Internet is not even our Internet provider but, thanks to many warnings, I know not to take any action from this type of call.

A few hours later, my husband received a call on his mobile from 01422761225 from an individual who claimed to be acting for the Halifax Bank. She asked if we used Internet banking. My husband refused to answer and hung up. He checked the number to find the following:
The overall rating for phone number 01422761225 is Dangerous.There have been 376 phone lookups and 6 comments relating to 01422 761225. On this page: 3 Users rated it as Harassing, 2 Users rated it as Dangerous and 1 User rated it as Unknown.The summary of detected keywords found in the reports is as follow: missed call (2 times), bank (2 times), scam (2 times), Halifax (2 times), rang once (1 time), credit card (1 time), text message (1 time), survey (1 time). The location for 01422 is Halifax (England). We noted in this area that there were 1,109,953 searches in total and that users have, so far, left 3,573 reports.

Please be very careful when receiving unsolicited calls and share this information with friends and family.
Message sent by
Sue Sambells (NottsWatch, Administrator, Nottinghamshire)

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