The OFT has been made aware of a telephone scam after concerned residents contacted Manx Telecom.
The caller claims to be carrying out a broadband coverage survey, using familiar names such as ‘BT’ and ‘OFCOM’, and may ask you to log on to your computer. In reality, the caller is simply trying to obtain your personal and/or financial details to enable them to carry out further fraudulent activities.
Please warn your family, friends and neighbours about this scam.
Further information and advice on ‘Scams’ in general can be found under the ‘Consumer Advice’ section on the OFT’s website https://www.gov.im/oft or by calling the Office on 686500.
Action Fraud’s website http://www.actionfraud.police.uk is also an excellent source of information and advice about the many different types of scams and how to avoid them.