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The new mobile phone scam delivering a problem

BBC News Item – worth a read

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49450485
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Just been reading that... I suspect I’d refuse to hand it over to anyone at the door, intending to go through the proper channels, or even do anything at all in the hope I’ve got a free device!
Were we being scammed like this in the 50s, 60s, 70 etc?? (By ‘like this’ I mean in general terms, as expensive portable devices didn’t really exist)
Gut feeling is that we certainly weren’t.
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No end to the ingenuity of the crims...…………

Can't remember ordering a new phone is a long shot tho'..But I guess that's not the real problem, your account has been shot Could be a new car....……….
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The scams are obviously worth doing (or they wouldn’t) so what’s not in place to prevent it?
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The scams are obviously worth doing (or they wouldn’t) so what’s not in place to prevent it?
Scammers set up accounts and make money much more quickly than the authorities can act. In cases where money is taken form accounts the banks must know the account numbers and so forth, and presumably the account owners, but the police cannot do anything without the permission of the courts, which all takes time. GDPR is also on the side of the scammers it seems. The scammers know this so they make a quick buck and move on.
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