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Discussion in 'Broadband' started by David, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. David

    tim..... Guest

    This is the same as the one on the Beeb

    My understanding was that somehow she gave the scammer remote access to her
    internet banking

    (though TBH I'm surprised that a geriatric numpty knows how to access her
    bank account via the internet)

    tim
     
    tim....., Oct 26, 2015
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  2. Better if *you* ring *them* back. Ask them what they need to talk to
    you about and what department you should ask for, and then use the
    phone number on their website or printed literature, not any number
    given to you by the caller.

    Remember if *anybody* cold-calls you, however friendly they may sound,
    you don't know who they are.

    Rod.
     
    Roderick Stewart, Oct 26, 2015
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  3. David

    Martin Brown Guest

    That is still not good enough. You need to ring the right number from
    their printed literature on a different phone line or ring some random
    local number first to ensure that they really have cleared the line down
    and are not just playing dial tone to you as a part of the scam. Too
    many people have fallen for the recorded dial tone trick.

    Unless they can prove to me they really are my bank they get nowhere.
    Indeed although the banks are rather bad for doing it.
     
    Martin Brown, Oct 26, 2015
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  4. David

    Bill Ward Guest

    If she had thought about it TalkTalk would take her monthly payments by
    Direct Debit and when needed return any money to her account from that
    information.
    Bill.
     
    Bill Ward, Oct 26, 2015
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    Phil W Lee Guest

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    Phil W Lee, Oct 27, 2015
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  6. David

    Phil W Lee Guest

    It can and should be archived offline though.
    Again, nothing says that it has to be in the active database, and DPA
    provisions give some good reasons why it should not be.

    Inactive data can, and should, be moved to archival storage. That is,
    after all, what archives are for!
     
    Phil W Lee, Oct 27, 2015
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    Pete Forman Guest

    Thanks Phil. I am now applying it by the product of the first 42 prime
    numbers. Nobody will be able to decode that. ;-)
     
    Pete Forman, Oct 27, 2015
    #47
  8. David

    Pete Forman Guest

    Ohttre :)
     
    Pete Forman, Oct 27, 2015
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    Roland Perry Guest

    Quite right. Which shows that simplistic statements about how long data
    should be kept are not helpful.
     
    Roland Perry, Oct 27, 2015
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  10. David

    Roland Perry Guest

    I get regular calls from PPI scammers claiming I'm due a refund. They
    want my bank details so they can send it. But as they apparently know my
    name and address, they are told "send me a cheque".
     
    Roland Perry, Oct 27, 2015
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  11. David

    Roland Perry Guest

    That's (one of the things which) the Data Protection Act is for.
     
    Roland Perry, Oct 27, 2015
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  12. Yes, but it's easy to check. Just ring any other number already known
    to you, a friend, the speaking clock, or your own mobile phone, and
    make sure it goes there.

    If this nuisance continues, I guess it's only a matter of time before
    phones have some sort of line clearance detection built in. It's
    already possible to buy a really good spam rejecting one, the BT8500,
    which puts off any caller who is not in your phone book with an
    announcement and a request to state their name. If the call fails at
    this stage, the phone doesn't even ring. It's very peaceful.

    Rod.
     
    Roderick Stewart, Oct 27, 2015
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    Davey Guest

    1. BT give a discount for Direct Debit payment.

    2. I moved to Zen because they were cheaper than BT Basic, for a line
    that is rarely used.
     
    Davey, Oct 29, 2015
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    Ant Guest

    In all the ways to pay stated on my latest bill there's no mention of
    a discount for DD.
    That surprises me. I thought Zen were expensive. I also get broadbamd
    from BT. At 4.85 a month I don't think that's too bad. It's cheaper
    than when I was on dialup.
     
    Ant, Oct 29, 2015
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