Fraudsters are impersonating telephone service providers and contacting their clients offering a phone upgrade on a low monthly payment contract.
Action Fraud said the fraudsters will glean all your personal and financial details which will then be used to contact the genuine phone provider and order a new mobile phone handset.
The fraudsters will either intercept the delivery before it reaches the victim’s address or order the handset to a different address.
The advice is:
*Never provide your personal information to a third party from an unsolicited communication.
*Obtain the genuine number of the organisation being represented and verify the legitimacy of the communication.
*If the offer is too good to be true it probably is.
If you have been a victim of fraud report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.