Received a call this morning claiming to be from O2, and it was very difficult to determine whether it was a scam or not.
The number was 0161 394 0219, advising that O2 were giving me a 40% discount on my tariff due to COVID-19.
They just needed some security details....
Whilst on the call I googled the number which indicated it was a scam, however they sent a security code which did come up on my phone along with other O2 Priority messages received historically.
Surely you ask for tariff reductions due to COVID, rather than being giving them randomly??
Anyone else received these calls?
Most likely one of O2's so called "trusted partners"
From the experience of others, you'd be advised to stay well clear and never accept anything from a cold call.
They would most likely take over your contract and put you on something unsuitable and unwanted.
It would for sure fool many and good that you are "on your toes"
I'll flag it to admin for investigation too, thanks for reporting.
I too am receiving this call frequently and have received the code on the O2 thread. I'm very suspicious and told him to call back whilst I investigate. The call has come from 020 32128 7653.
Have you managed to find anymore out? He is going to call me back!
A scam if you look up the number https://who-called.co.uk/Number/02031287653 (Slightly different number so obviously auto dialler which changes number constantly)
Never ever take up a contract from a cold caller.
Edited to add...you should just block the number.
*The Game Is On*
I have just had a call "telling me" that I have been awarded a "Christmas" bonus offer of a 40% discount and that they would sending me 2 text messages. He new I was on a sim only contract but couldn't tell me any other details. 0330 220 4413 when i queried, was straight away put through to a supervisor who kept saying this is not a scam... I disconnected the call as did not like how pushy he was....
Thank you Louise