Students as the Perfect Victims for Phone Scamming - What Tellows Found Out About New Fraud Methods
A huge business developed around the possibility of generating money through phone scamming. The all time favourite "customers" targeted for the deception are students that are willing to join new ways of communicating, unaware of the dangers that come along the the use of mobile phones.
Students are one of the groups that are often victims of dubious scammers. They are using their mobile phones almost 24 hours a day and are open to communication with the world.
There are numerous examples of phone frauds, often due to the given reasons. Last fall college students were in debt of thousands of pounds after being involved in a mobile phone contract scam. The fraud has made young people sign up for numerous expensive mobile phone deals on the promise they will not be required to fulfill 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 just thought that 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/2013/04/students-%E2%80%93-more-likely-become-victims-of-a-scam/ )
For everyone’s protection the following advices should be taken:
1st, Do not respond to unknown numbers
2nd, Do not reply to text messages from unknown numbers
3rd, Do not reply 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, every victim can make a fraud information report on Tellows (http://www.tellows.co.uk/). Unfortunately, the development of technologies guarantees the development of fraudsters’ imagination so awareness is inevitable.
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.
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