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Adult Sex Line Ads Served to School IT Helpline Callers

By Gary Cutlack on at

People trying to get telephone helpline support from Capita's school IT department have been accidentally routed through to wrong numbers, some of which have been ads for sex chat phone lines. It's what Jimmy Savile would've wanted.

Phil Neal, the MD of the Capita School Information Management System, said: "We are aware that there has been an intermittent problem with our phone lines which has resulted in some callers on hold experiencing interference from other lines."

Capita went on to claim the perfectly innocent explanation is that it's actually more of an issue to do with those mysterious "crossed lines" we used to hear about in the olden days, with people placing calls to the company's service desk somehow also hearing ads for adult chat lines. Yeah, sure. Tell it to the wife. [The Register]

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