A post from another forum ...
So I get home from work last night and Mrs AD tells me I have had a package delivered from DHL. However soon after it was delivered someone called to say it was an incorrect delivery and could they pick it up. She tells them they have to talk to me.
I take the package. I am not expecting any deliveries. The address has my name, street, and post code. I am puzzled. I have not ordered anything online lately.
Out of curiosity I open the package. Inside is A BRAND NEW iPHONE 4 and O2 SIM CARD!
I am on Orange with a 3GS and have not ordered an iPhone from O2. About half an hour later the phone rings. Some bloke whose first language is not Englsh purporting to be from DHL tells me that have "had a fax from the sender" and they need to collect the package. I tell them "well - it is correctly addressed and I know what it is - an iPhone". He sounds a bit rattled but asks if his driver can collect it.
I tell him "call me at 9am and I'll let you know how long I will be at home"
Something is odd but I haven't worked it out yet.
I go to work and tell the story of the mysterious iPhone delivery. Quick as a flash a colleague tells me its a scam. I call O2's fraid department and give them the handset number. They immediately tell me it has been ordered on a contract and a direct debit in my name has been authorised. Fortunately the bank details O2 have do not match any of my own bank accounts. O2 bar the phone and tell me their fraud officers will be in touh
At 8pm the telephone at home goes. A bloke calling himself 'David' says he is from DHL. He has what I would call an African accent and wants to know when the driver can collect the package.
I ask him what DHL branch he is calling from. He mumbles something.
I say: "well its like this David. The phone has gone back to O2 and the line has been cancelled I am on to your little scam"
He says "what?" I say "I said I'm on to your little scam. The phone has gone back to O2 and don't you ever try to use my details to open a bank account again mate".
The line goes dead.
I have asked Equifax to send me my credit file to see what bank account has been opened against my name.
So,. if any unexpected packages arrive and DHL wants to send someone to collect them - just say 'no'
Had I given the phone to their "driver" I would be getting phone bills from O2 for the next 18 months and it would be my word against theirs whether I had ever had the phone.