Remote access numbers dial up
A large number of consumers using their local telephone line
to connect to the Internet in the UK end up having telephone bills
a lot more then they expect. The reason may be that they have
fallen victim to some dial up scam. Many people are aware that
free dialup scams
are carried out with viruses. These viruses take over your modem
and change settings. So, scammer can make premium rate telephone
call at your expense. However, there is a possibility where you
could receive a very high internet access bill even after taking
all care to keep computer virus free.
If there are no viruses found on their computers then chances
are that they are unknowingly using a long distance access number
and end up being charged much more than the cost of a local call
that you initially made.
In this type of scam, users fall pray to a highly sophisticated
system in which without their knowledge, they are routed to a
remote access number. A dialer software program installed on their
computer redirects their internet access number to web sites that
redirect their telephone line from their local Internet
Service Provider. They are then routed to an expensive per
minute international line in remote country, sometimes as far
as South America! The result is that the consumers receive phone
charges several times more then the call they made to connect
to internet, routed to international destinations without their
You may be wondering that how those scamming softwares do comes
in your computer? The answer is that in most cases, you allow
them to get install on your computer!...unknowingly. They first
appear in very innocent form. When users are surfing internet,
more often they receive an offer, through a promotion that comes
up in a “pop up window” on their computer screen.
These promotions usually seem to offer free gifts on some purchase
or adult materials. Since a lot of people do surf porn sites or
make purchases on internet, they accept and download these offers.
What they do not know that these offers may have a hidden code
that will install dialer software on their computer. Next time
they dial up to access internet, the software secretly redirect
their dial up connection
to another ISP on some remote long distance access number as referred
above. The result, all their web surfing then takes place over
a remote access number at very expensive rate.
Dial up connection users should take precautions to avoid these
Internet dialing scams. It is recommended that you choose the
websites that you are visiting and scan carefully any pop up windows
that may appear. Do not get tempted by the offers that are made
to you. Remember that “appearances can be deceiving”.
If you see any process running which is unknown to you, check
that out immediately. Remove it from computer if needed. This
will save you a lot of money that those scammers could take away
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