Were are back again to bring you the latest news on a new fraud method circulating in the UK. Scammers pretending to work for SKY TV or companies related to SKY are calling (former) sky customers, claiming their package had to be renewed or their bills had not been paid. Watch out! It might sound logical in the first place, but all these fraudsters want is to get your bank details!
We are talking namely about the following numbers:
and others – report them here!
The caller pretends to be an employee of SKY TV or a company installing the gear for SKY. All calls show a similar structure: first you will be confronted with some financial matter. Either you have not payed your SKY fee or you are paying too much and should get money back. Second part: you will be asked for your details.
We provide some simple advices how you notice that this is a scam call
- Never ever tell anybody your credit card details during a cold call, nor give any other personal information like your name or address. The caller should have at least your address, if it really is a legitimate company calling you. Ask for the information they got on you!
- Ask the caller for her/his name, job title, company and telephone number
- Write down the telephone number and report it to tellows.co.uk
- Keep in mind that legitimate companies do contracts in a written way and never ask for personal details and financial matters on the phone
Read more on the topic in our press release.