‘It’s a real nightmare’: Business blamed for copy-cat scammer’s misdeeds
A mobile phone repair shop in Nelson has been receiving calls from upset customers.
They want to know when the iPhone they ordered will arrive, or when they can come and pick up the Playstation they had purchased.
The problem? The only technology Mobilic Ltd Nelson sells are phone chargers.
Mobilic Nelson owner Lana Comerford said that for the past few weeks, the service repair business had been targeted by a scammer.
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The unknown person has copied the business’s Facebook page and created a duplicate, using photos of the store and information to make it seem legitimate.
While pretending to be Mobilic, the scammer made posts selling devices such as…