Action Fraud have noticed an increase in reports where fraudsters are offering victims discounts on their TV subscription, or told their account needs to be renewed.
How does this scam work?
Fraudsters are cold-calling victims, purporting to be from a Television (TV) provider offering a discount on their monthly subscription. Victims are usually told;
- Their subscription needs to be renewed.
- Part of (or all) of their TV equipment has expired.
- They are due an upgrade on their equipment/subscription package.
In order to falsely process the discount, the fraudster asks victims to confirm or provide their bank account details. The scammers may also request the victim’s identification documents, such as scanned copies of passports.
Later victims make enquiries and then discover that their TV service provider did not call them and that the fraudster has made transactions using the victim’s bank account details.
Affecting people nationwide
This type of fraud is nationwide. Since the beginning of this year (2018), there have...
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