TalkTalk customers are being targeted by an industrial-scale fraud network in India, according to whistleblowers who say they were among hundreds of staff hired to scam customers of the British telecoms giant.
The scale of the criminal operation has been detailed by the three sources, who say they were employed by two front-companies set up by a gang of professional fraudsters. They say as many as 60 "employees" work in shifts in each office, phoning TalkTalk customers and duping them into giving access to their bank s.
While it has not been possible to independently verify their claims, the sources have given highly detailed s of the scammers' tactics, which correlate very closely with reports of fraud targeting TalkTalk customers. The software they named also matches that sex chat in new york by TalkTalk in its own website guidance on what to watch out for in a scam call. TalkTalk was hit by a cyber-attack in Octoberbut that hack appears to be unrelated to the Indian fraud.
Instead, it is chat with females the scam is linked to problems in a company hired by the British broadband provider. Last year, three Wipro employees were arrested on suspicion of selling TalkTalk customer data.
A source in Kolkata, who did not want to be named, alleges the same data was obtained by a criminal gang, with USB sticks full of data trading hands at parties.
They say they phone TalkTalk customers, using the stolen data to convince victims they are genuine employees of the company. Sex chat makedonija this, the whistleblowers say, the victim is tricked into installing a virus that gives the scammer complete control over their machine.
The victims are then offered a compensation payment, for which they must log in to online banking, they add. Thanks to the virus, the fraudsters are able to gain access to the victims' free chatting with friends s when they log in.
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They say they use various methods to spirit away the money: in some cases pretending to make erroneous overpayments, then convincing victims to repay the extra amount. In other cases, victims have said the egypt chat were able to set up a new payee without their knowledge and transfer the money out of the directly. Although the BBC cannot be sure of the whistleblowers claims, the following suggested they were telling the truth:. Dozens of customers are said to have been affected, and many have lost thousands of pounds as a result of the fraud.
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Questions remain about the speed with free chat cam online TalkTalk responded to the data breach at Wipro, which is believed to have been in late It was only in Octoberafter the apparently unrelated cyber-attack, that TalkTalk began a "forensic review" leading to the arrests at Wipro. When contacted, the two companies named by the whistleblowers strongly denied any knowledge of criminal behaviour, and insisted their businesses were legitimate.
Geoff White is a freelance investigative journalistwho has also reported for Channel 4 News. TalkTalk's hack advice is 'astonishing'.
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The sources describe working in "call centres" in two Indian cities. They say they then convinced victims to install a computer virus.
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A separate team would use that virus to gain access to victims' online banking, they add. They then convince the victims their computers are infected, and offer to fix the problems.
Why the whistleblowers appear credible:. Wipro did not respond to requests for comment. More on this story.
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