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    Default BT Phone Hacking News report - BT slams 'scandalous' phone hacking claims

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/5/26971.html

    BT slams 'scandalous' phone hacking claims
    By Tim Richardson
    Posted: 05/09/2002 at 09:26 GMT

    A former BT engineer claims that phone hacking is a "disease"
    within BT and that the telco is failing to protect its customers from
    premium rate phone scams.

    Whistlebower Bob Godsiff was featured earlier this week on a
    Meridian TV show Cheatlines, in which he claimed that BT was
    ignoring the growing problem of phone hacking.

    He claimed BT's phone network was "easily accessible" for anyone
    with "basic electrical knowledge". And in a worrying revelation, he
    alleged that most of the calls - which are made to premium rate
    phone lines with the cost appearing on unsuspecting customers' bills
    - are made by BT engineers or contractors.

    Said Mr Godsiff: " BT are just saying no, it's [phone hacking]
    impossible. Well, I'm here to say it is possible. It does go on and it
    will be going on unless BT do something about it."

    He reckons that as many as half of engineers engage in phone
    hacking and has personal knowledge of eight people being sacked,
    but not prosecuted, for their activities.

    "The debatable point is who put that charge the line?" asked Mr
    Godsiff.

    "If it wasn't the subscriber it has to be somebody else and nine times
    out of ten it will be one of the engineers - not necessarily a BT guy
    but any one of these numerous contractors they've got working for
    them at the moment," he said.

    BT has reacted angrily to the programme calling the allegations
    "scandalous".

    A spokesman for BT told The Register: "This is an outright slander
    on all the good names of people at BT. This is scandalous."

    "We can't say that it never happens, or that it has never happened.
    But to say this is widespread and rife is rubbish.

    "Customers can have confidence in the accuracy of their BT bill.
    There is no substance in the allegation that unlawful access of phone
    lines is rife or commonplace.

    "BT's network is very secure and is subjected to rigorous testing at
    every point," he said.

    He also cast doubt on the validity of Mr Godsiff's allegations, saying
    that he left BT some 14 years ago.

    The programme featured three cases where people had disputed
    their bills after they discovered that they carried hundreds of pounds
    worth of calls to premium rate sex lines.

    Those involved claim they weren't even in their homes when the calls
    were made and no one else had access to their phones.

    And now they're preparing to take legal action over the disputed
    bills.

    A spokesman for BT said he was unaware of any legal action at
    present.

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    its so easy to do, open a green box and use a butt phone.
    not that i'd know about that thing of course!!
    Meh....

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    would you like to elaborate a bit more spike

    where do I buy a butt phone lol

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    u can make one out of a standard telephone, or u could just rob one outta a BT van



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    It is all about clips m8
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    or u can punch em into the frame with a krone tool. or just use a normal home phone cos alot of bt green boxes have standard phone sockets in em for engineers
    Meh....

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