Mobile Scam Thwarted

A village pensioner has avoided becoming the victim of the latest mobile phone scam which is sweeping the county.

The scam usually involves one or more mobile phones being delivered to a home owner who has not ordered the goods. The occupant is usually confused as to why the mobile phones have been delivered to their address when they haven’t ordered them. In the meantime the occupant receives a visit/phone call from someone claiming to be from the mobile phone/delivery collection company. They tell the home owner that the phones have been delivered to their address in error and that they wish to collect them.

However, mobile phone companies have stressed that they would never send someone to collect mobile phones, and that they would instead send out an envelope for the phones to be returned in via the post.

Please be aware of this scam and anyone who receives mobile phones that have not been ordered should make contact with the mobile phone supplier that they have been delivered from. It is also advised that they contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 to report it.

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