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Topic: Scam -- mobile phone delivery
Posted by: Carolyn Mccommon
Date/Time: 09/01/15 15:23:00

Beware of accepting mobile phone deliveries that you've not ordered.  The scam entails a new phone being delivered with your name and address, for which you accept delivery. Shortly after, another courier shows up to explain that the phone was an incorrect delivery and asks for the phone back. DON'T.  If you do, you've just given the phone to a thief/scammer and you will be left holding the bill for the account (in your name) opened by the scammer to get the phone  

Thankfully, my partner and I went out for the evening and thus missed  the 'collection' visit. Puzzled by the delivery of a phone that we had not ordered, we did a search on the internet and read about  the scam. A visit to Vodafone and we were told that the scam was presently being played out in W4.  We're in the process of getting the phone returned to Vodafone and getting the falsely-opened account removed from our credit.

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Scam -- mobile phone delivery09/01/15 15:23:00 Carolyn Mccommon
   Re:Scam - mobile phone delivery09/01/15 15:44:00 Carol Charlwood
      Re:Re:Scam - mobile phone delivery11/01/15 17:20:00 Jann Grant
   Re:Scam -- mobile phone delivery11/01/15 18:48:00 Lesley Ward
      Re:Re:Scam -- mobile phone delivery11/01/15 20:48:00 Joe Conneely
         Re:Re:Re:Scam -- mobile phone delivery12/01/15 08:14:00 Nigel Brooks
         Re:Re:Re:Scam -- mobile phone delivery12/01/15 16:29:00 Dave Robertson
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Scam -- mobile phone delivery13/01/15 21:11:00 Pete Mayes
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Scam -- mobile phone delivery13/01/15 21:26:00 Adam Beamish
               Scam -- mobile phone delivery bump/n/m05/12/15 15:35:00 Joy Griffiths
                  Re:Scam -- mobile phone delivery bump/n/m06/12/15 08:33:00 Fiona Bell
                     Re:Re:Scam -- mobile phone delivery bump/n/m06/12/15 11:34:00 Oana Jackson
                        Beware - mobile phone delivery scam again04/09/16 17:53:00 Lesley Ward

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