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Students as the Perfect Victims for Phone Scamming
What Tellows Found out about New Fraud Methods Specialized in Tricking Students
By: Tellows UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
Mobile phone fraud involves a variety of scams that persuade people to buy phone-related products, that normally turn out to be non-existent. They as well seduce to make phone calls or texts to premium services by accident or to unknowingly sign up to expensive subscription services. And each year millions of the UK consumers fall victim to mobile phone frauds.
Students are one of the groups that are most likley to fall victim to dubious scammers. They are using their mobile phones almost 24 h a day and are open to communication with the world.
There are numerous examples of phone contract frauds, probably due to the given reasons. Last fall college students have been left in thousands of pounds of debt after being involved in a mobile phone contract scam. A fraud has made young people sign up for numerous expensive mobile phone deals on the promise they will not be required to fulfil them. Young people from Preston College have taken out mobile phone contracts which they hand over to a fraudster, who promised to cancel the contracts. But instead he shipped them abroad to places like India and Pakistan leaving students facing bills for more than £2,000 each. Some of them were paid a fee for their work, while others were probably conned into the belief taking mobile phones would “improve their credit rating.” Police have today revealed frauds – criminals from Blackburn.
But this is just one example out of hundreds. There are also fraud methods where viruses on phones are used to charge students for non-existent services. The UK Blog of Tellows gives detailed information on these fraudsters ( http://blog.tellows.co.uk/
For everyones protection the following advices should be taken:
1st no responding to unknown numbers
2nd no replying to text messages from unknown numbers
3rd no replying to any text that claims cash prizes, especially if there was no competition
There are as well advices in the world wide web on how to protect yourself and your money. In addition, everyone becoming a victim can make a fraud information report on http://www.tellows.co.uk/
The phone number community makes it possible for consumers to enter information and comments on numbers, besides others, on www.tellows.de, www.tellows.com, www.tellows.co.uk, www.tellows.co.nz, www.tellows.fr, www.tellows.es and www.tellows.it. In this way, Tellows shall prevent consumers from being deceived.
Commercial registry: Magistrates' Court Leipzig HRB 26291, managing director: Stefan Rick