Cable & Telecom

Do not press “9, 0, #” Telus tells business customers

VANCOUVER - Telus has estimated that tens of thousands of consumers and businesses across Canada have recently received fraudulent automated phone calls informing them that they have won a prize.The recorded announcement instructs the listener to press 9, 0, number sign to claim their prize. Pressing 9, 0, # on many business switchboards will transfer the incoming call to an outbound line, allowing the fraudsters responsible for the automated calls to pick up the line and make expensive overseas long distance calls at the business' expense. Residential telephone lines are not vulnerable to this phone scam. This scam can only...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.