Mobile Phone Insurance Scam
The fraudsters target people with new phones
and make them believe they are getting a call from the shop or the
mobile phone network. But after the consumer gives their
payment details they end up with poor quality phone insurance or
none at all.
Trading Standards are urging people
not to give details to cold callers.
Those involved in the scam are thought to be
buying phones and calling numbers similar to their own number until
they find someone with a new phone and then offer reduced price
insurance, taking debit card details over the phone. By the
time people realise it’s a scam, the money has gone from their
account and their phone has no insurance.
This scam is based in Swansea and very few
incidents have been reported in the Vale of Glamorgan.
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