Action Fraud advise that fraudsters are impersonating telephone service providers to offer upgrades on low monthly contracts. They are cold-calling members of the public to offer non-existent mobile phone upgrades at low prices. After convincing victims to make a purchase the fraudsters ask for personal and financial details which they use to order a new phone handset from the genuine phone provider using the victim’s details. In most reported cases they will either intercept the delivery before it reaches the victim’s address or provide a different address for delivery. NEVER GIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION TO A THIRD PARTY IN THESE CIRCUMSTANCES AS IF IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE THEN IT PROBABLY IS  

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