Here’s a creepy scam from Snopes. It’s running rampant in the UK, but who knows who might start it up here.
someone calls up and says he’s from British Telecom. He says you owe on a bill and he’s going to cut you off if you don’t pay. If you still don’t believe him, he actually makes it appear that he has cut your service! then he calls you back and asks if you believe him. Some people might fall for this. Just don’t. He’s not from the phone company. always call the phone company to check if there’s a problem. Don’t give money to folks who just call you up and demand it.