The terrifying new mobile phone scam that leaves you with a £300 bill for calls you never made.

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  1. Ofcom finally concluded that the calls had been made. The victims had either called the number to see who it was and then failed to properly end the call, or had accidentally ‘pocket dialled’ the number of the last incoming call.

    Nevertheless this was a scam. The incoming missed call was designed to tempt the recipient into making an unnecessary call to a premium rate number such that the scammer made money from each such call. This only came to light due to some of the calls going on for many hours.

    If you receive a missed call from a number that you do not recognise, do not call it back – especially so if the number starts 070, 084, 087 or 09 and delete the number from the call history so that it cannot be dialled accidentally.

    Newspaper coverage ranged from incomplete to inaccurate.

    The scam was seen on all mobile networks. O2 actively refunded customers, see http://www.o2.co.uk/help/account-and-billing/missed-calls-from-0845-and-0843-numbers

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