UFC-Que Choisir in Dordogne warns towards a phone scam in the division. Text messages and fraudulent calls are despatched to the telephones. The shopper affiliation has recorded a big enhance in the variety of victims since Thursday, March 18.
It all begins when victims obtain an SMS or a name, supposedly despatched by the phone operator Orange. “They are informed that their landline requires an alleged intervention”, explains Arnaud Lajugie, president of UFC Que Choisir in Dordogne. They are then invited to dial a quantity and depart their line open, typically for nearly half an hour. The quantity is, in fact, surcharged and refers to Liberia, Africa. And it might probably price you dearly. “A 92 year old man got screwed, he ends up with _a telephone bill of 1,500 euros_“, Arnaud Lajugie alert.
Victims should file a grievance
If you obtain this sort of message, the affiliation advises you to name your operator again to verify that he's the originator of the SMS or the decision. Otherwise, Above all, don't name the quantity indicated. Five litigation recordsdata have already been opened by the UFC-Que Choisir en Dordogne. Its president advises victims to file a grievance. “The police have dedicated services for this kind of scam”, he assures. Filing a grievance can permit investigators to dismantle what may nicely be a community that's rife in the Dordogne.
You can contact What to decide on Dordogne by way of its website. You can also join the association by phone: 05 53 09 68 24/06 22 93 22 98.