Phone scam, they pose as operators to steal money

A new scam telephone. This time it was the Organization of consumers and users (OCU) the person in charge of reporting it. It’s a new kind of phone scam known as the scam ‘double call’, in which they first threaten to raise the price of their rates to get the victims to change their telephone operator, supplanting the companies and the OCU itself.

The double call scam is actually a campaign in which cybercriminals pose as companies to get user data or, as in this case, change telephony provider. As OCU has warned in a statement, this scam is more elaborate than usual, and the victim first receives a call in which he impersonates his telephone company and notify you of a significant increase in your rate.

Shortly after, the scammers call again, in this case posing as a second phone company, which offers them an offer if they change operator, and in some cases they even say that this rate is guaranteed by the phone company. OCU, something flatly false.

The OCU has denounced that this type of scams, which affect customers of different operators, only seek to obtain tricking people into changing their rate And it also means that cybercriminals steal your data. Likewise, the organization has urged users to be wary of these scams, and recalls that telephone companies never call their customers to report increases in their rates.

They also recommend to users Take special care with a significant increase., above ten euros, and if it is notified imminently, since the operators are obliged to communicate the changes with 30 days in advance.

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