Cable & Telecom

Cell Clinic says used smartphone fraud is on the rise

VANCOUVER – Independent cell phone service and sales retailer Cell Clinic put out a press release today saying it is witnessing first hand “an alarming increase in the number of individuals falling victim to fraudsters” in the used smartphone market.Many people selling off their used cell phones are then submitting fraudulent insurance claims to telecommunications companies by reporting a cell phone lost/stolen after a sale, the company says. And once that happens, the phone’s unique IMEI number is blacklisted and then useless to the buyer because it will not work on cell networks here.In other situations, people are being sold...

Our industry and COVID-19

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