What would you do?
I received a parcel the other day which was signed for.
I did not buy this item.
I have not been charged for this on any cards.
There is no invoice in the package so know way of knowing who sent it.
The item is a BNIB 256gb iPhone 8 plus.
The only thing I have is the address of the logistics company.
What should I do?Posted 5 months agoCougarSubscriber
But if it’s addressed to him, it would be.
If it’s addressed to him intentionally then it’s unsolicited goods.
If it’s addressed to him by mistake then it is not.
Chances of someone thinking “that scholarsgate is a fine, upstanding member of society, I think I’ll send them a new iPhone”? Nil. It’s a mistake. Ergo it’s not unsolicited goods.
The whole point of the unsolicited goods legislation is to protect consumers from companies sending out an iPhone on spec and then two weeks later sending an invoice for £800 because you haven’t returned it. It’s not so that you can get free shit.Posted 5 months agoghostlymachineMember
Basically, to the courier company, it’s their problem (they’ll have to deal with the eventual insurance claim for a lost phone).
cloned card scam gone wrong?
Could be, i had a couple of thousand spirited out of my account a few years ago in a cloned card scam.
I never even knew about it until the bank sent me a letter with the details, and a new card.
They had even refunded one or two of the legitimate payments i’d made.Posted 5 months agosteviedSubscriber
Had a calling card from Royal Mail a while ago. Went to collect the parcel (neither me nor the wife had ordered anything) and, upon opening, found it contained £27,000 worth of Troll Beads. They were meant to go to a shop but there was a mix up with the addresses.Posted 5 months ago
We contacted the company who arranged collection and gave the wife a £200 bracelet as a ‘thank you’ for our honesty.FunkyDuncMember
Just phoned the logistics company who gave me the number for vodaphone who said drop it into a vodaphone shop.
The logistics company sent it to you. You have informed them, I would be doing nothing else after that !
Let the logistics company come and pick it up from your house at a time convenient to youPosted 5 months agodooosukMember
forgot to say there was a Vodaphone sim in the package.
I moved house before Christmas. Within a month of moving I had a £68 direct debit set up on my account with Vodafone. I queried it and was told it was a payment for an iPhone 8. The DD took two weeks to show on my account (first payment) from when it was set up. The phone had been posted to my old address.
Keep an eye on all your accounts.Posted 5 months agoedlongMember
If a new Vodafone account has been created, with an iPhone sent out, in your name, and you know nothing about it, I can’t think of a single explanation for that that doesn’t involve identity theft.
How it’s ended up with you might have a few reasons – they tried to get it sent elsewhere but the provider reverted to delivering to the billing address on a new account, or a “test” purchase to see if those details were right / sufficient to pass checks / ensuring you’ve got good enough credit (before moving onto something “bigger” like a car, a personal loan or even a property scam), but that isn’t important – what is important is that someone other than you knows enough about you to be able to navigate from “Hi, my name’s scholarsgate” to “here’s your expensive new contract iPhone Mr scholarsgate” and you should be very worried about this.Posted 5 months ago
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