W3C UK and Ireland Regional Office

Nominet office - Minerva House The W3C mission is to lead the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing protocols and guidelines that ensure the long term growth of the web. W3C is an international community where Member Organisation, a full-time staff and the public work together to develop Web Standards, led by Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee. The UK and Ireland Regional Office is hosted by Nominet.

For any queries about new or existing W3C membership, or questions about the work of W3C and W3C events, please contact the UK and Ireland Office:

Tel: +44 1865 332 366 Email: enquiries@w3cuk.org.uk

Advisory Notice - Calls Purporting to be from W3C

Calls are being made to members of the public by people who are claiming that they are from W3C, the Worldwide Web Consortium. The callers are not from W3C and are not representatives of W3C. If you suspect or believe that you have received a call of this nature then please read the guidance notes as follows:

How do I know I have received one of these calls?

  • The caller may have said that they are from W3C, the World Wide Web Consortium
  • The caller may have said that your PC has a virus that is causing internet problems
  • The caller may have said that they will disconnect your PC from the web unless you login to a website that they will give you details for
  • The caller may have rung more than once

What do I do if I have received a call that fits with all of the above?

  • Refuse to engage with any further calls if they are received
  • Do not follow any links to any websites that you are given
  • Delete all emails received from the callers without opening them

What if I’ve followed their instructions?

  • Disconnect your PC from the Internet
  • Contact a trusted local PC support service for help in making sure that your PC is safe to use – malicious files or programs may have been installed on your computer as a result of your following the instructions from the call

W3C is a not-for-profit, member-owned organisation, that develops open and royalty free specifications to drive the evolution of the World Wide Web. W3C does not make unsolicited calls to members of the Public and cannot be responsible for any loss or damage suffered as a result of actions taken as a result of calls of the type described above.