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Should You Trust a Number from Directory Enquiries?

The quick answer is "no" and if you do use directory enquiries, you could be ringing fraudsters. Most people are familiar and wary of scammers cold calling and telling you they are from Microsoft or somewhere similar and offering to aid you in fixing your computer. We know that once they're on your PC, they'll try and take money from you for their "services", and also try to hack any banking or credit card details stored on the computer. This week, we've found that if you call 118118 and ask for Yahoo! (for instance if you're struggling to access your account) the number they give you could put you straight through to the fraudsters. The above image is from and is the same number given out by 118118 if you call. Yes, there are other Yahoo! numbers, and you may get one of them. However, we had a client who phoned 118118 to get the number for Yahoo!, then called the freephone number they gave him. Half an hour later, they'd remo