BT scam warning issued by police in Sheffield

Households in Sheffield have reportedly been targeted by a BT scam.

Saturday, 18th August 2018, 12:56 pm
Updated Saturday, 18th August 2018, 1:00 pm
Police offered advice after Sheffield residents were targeted by scammers claiming to be from BT

Police today urged residents in Wincobank to be alert after phone calls were received from someone claiming to be from the communications giant and asking for people's passwords to help fix a purported virus on customers' systems.

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In a message sent via South Yorkshire Police's alert system, PCSO Craig Blackburn said: "Residents have received phone calls from a suspect alleging there from BT asking for passwords from there accounts regarding a virus on their system.

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"Please be mindful of giving your details over the phone and if you're not sure end the call and ring back the main switchboard, call 101 or visit https://www.actionfraud.police.uk."