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Mike_C
Just Moved In
Called from 888-811-2323 which I assumed is still a legitimate Telus number. Person telling me if saving 40 % on my bill. I am a Telus employee and I asked for his employee number he gave 7575.not a valid number. When I questioned him he got angry. Said I should hang up if I thought he was a scammer End of call. Don't give out your info on the phone. They also called my elderly mother at about the same time. Be aware
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xray
Guardian

No real empolyee of any company would give out their employee number over the phone. Definitely a scam call. Unfortunately with caller ID spoofing the calling number doesn't mean anything.

Becks
Just Moved In
Employees do give their employee number, I work for Telus and we have an 6-8 digit employee number not 4. Not sure what you mean by “no real employee”, but that is what the company uses to identify people as a lot of employees just use their first names which is difficult to identify someone when trying to correct an issue.

It's a security risk to give out your employee number. It's linked to your benefits, payroll, access cards, VPN login, etc.

 

With your employee number and the info on your business card anyone could call the HR department of many companies and get a lot of info.

Nighthawk
Community Power User
Community Power User

I got a call from them too over the weekend. Correct Telus # on call display, dead air on phone. Since Telus had legitimately called before with that number on display, Call Control let it through. 


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xray
Guardian

I got a call from that number today and I have Call Control turned on. First time it was dead air. Second time there was someone who said they were marketing security systems or something. I was driving at the time and I answered it on my watch so I couldn't really hear what he was saying. I told him I wasn't interested.

 

I read somewhere that certain TELUS numbers bypass Call Control. I'm not sure how Call Control works exactly but if someone spoofs the TELUS number I think it would also bypass Call Control. If so that's a big problem.


https://www.facebook.com/edmontonpoliceservice/posts/fraud-prevention-fridaythis-week-eps-received-t...

Nighthawk
Community Power User
Community Power User

I went in to Call Control settings and banned that number. No calls since.


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