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Possible mobile phone scam affecting Bute residents

Rothesay police have issued a warning to island residents that a possible mobile phone scam is operating in the area.

Rothesay police have issued a warning to island residents that a possible mobile phone scam is operating in the area.

 

Rothesay police have issued a warning to island residents of a possible scam operating in the area.

Letters are being sent out, purporting to come from an established mobile network provider, alleging that the account holder’s bill is overdue and should the arrears not be paid, the service will be suspended.

The letter goes on to demand payment be made within five days, and asks to be called on a mobile phone number with credit card or debit details.

The letter appears genuine, with a direct debit mandate form on the rear.

Sergeant Dave Wilkinson told us: “Police Scotland have cannot say for certain that it is fraudulent, but I would advise any mobile phone owner who receives anything similar to contact their provider for details of any alleged debt before sending details to this company.”

 

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