Phone scam

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Last week I discovered a phone scam involving someone’s Android phone. I was trying to install a free tv mobile app on his phone and I got all the way to tapping install when a prompt popped up asking for money. I was in the Google play store and I know the app is free.

I was shocked and dumbfounded. I asked the phones owner where he had purchased the phone and he said it was at a certain big box store.

So please don’t let elderly relatives shop phones by themselves. Anyone who can be taken advantage of. I tried to explain to my friend that there was something amiss with his phone but he didn’t want to hear it so I dropped the matter. The Big Box store has a B and B in its name. Apparently they have a bad employee/s making money off the elderly and people who don’t understand English well, etc.

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