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richard1900
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Account Limit vs Scammers

Hi,

With the new 0845 phone scams around costing hundreds of pounds if you get caught, I thought I would check my account to see if the monthly limit was still set on.

However , unlike my previous full contract, seems that  my current £10 Monthly Sim Only does not have any limit.

Wondered what happens if my £10 charge is exceeded by  scammers, and what protection  I have against any fraudulent charges when I cannot set a limit on the account?

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Re: Account Limit vs Scammers

Hi richard1900,

you can ask for a credit limit to be placed on your account. I believe the minimum is £50-

 

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Re: Account Limit vs Scammers

What 0845 scams?

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Re: Account Limit vs Scammers

Think the OP is referring to this:

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/bills/article-3560304/The-terrifying-new-mobile-phone-scam-leaves... 

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Re: Account Limit vs Scammers

Ah, OK - so fraudsters are targeting other providers (mainly) and wants to know f there's a way to deal with it in advance?

Seriously - Virgin can't even put limits in place to minimise the overuse by teenagers whose bills are paid by parents. There's no likelihood of them nipping a scam in the bud if it might make them some money.

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