June 22, 2021
Scam/Fraud

‘I sued EE after scammers stole my phone number’ | Money

Scam victims are claiming hundreds of pounds in compensation from their mobile phone companies even after being fully refunded for their loss by their banks.

Some are arguing in court that mobile companies failed to protect their privacy and have breached data protection rules by allowing scammers to take over their phone numbers, causing banking fraud.

One woman who lost £14,000 after scammers took over her Yorkshire Bank account was awarded £1,400 by the phone company EE in March. A man who had £3,400 stolen from his NatWest account is claiming £5,000 from the same company. Because of a Covid backlog his court hearing is scheduled for…

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