My g/f answered the phone yesterday – they had already hung up.
She called back. They asked which house she’s calling from. I heard her tell her the complex we live in… I said, WHO IS THAT?
She said they said they’re from the internet place. I said, TOT? She said she didn’t know.
Apparently these guys were NOT from TOT – and they didn’t know where our house was or anything… but they knew her phone number which is on the account for TOT 1MB download ADSL that we have in Surat.
They wanted to come out and look at our house! I said, NO. They said that they will help the line go faster. I said to my g/f – tell them that we don’t need any help. She hung up.
We called TOT. They said that they hadn’t started charging us yet for the service until we agree that we’re getting good speed out of our connection… but that they hadn’t had anyone from TOT call us.
So – these guys got numbers from the TOT accounts and are using them to either convert people from TOT and into their own broadband service – or are scamming by putting spyware on the computer or something that listens to the line – or whatever.
Be careful with this! If anyone calls you and doesn’t know where you live for a service you signed up for – never tell them. Not many people – not any? are pro-active about calling you up to see how everything is working out for you with a new service.
I’ve not heard of that yet – anyone heard of anyone doing that?