Woman falls victim to satellite TV scam

The woman received a phone call she believed to be from Sky TV.

The woman received a phone call she believed to be from Sky TV.

Heartless scammers have taken advantage of an elderly woman when she was conned out of money. The woman received a call from a man claiming to be a technical support agent for Sky TV, and gave out her personal and credit card details.
During a bad night of thunder and lightening in September, the woman’s Sky dish was damaged. When she contacted Sky about the problem, they assured her that they would solve the problem.
A short time after reporting the porblem, the woman who resides in Irvinestown, received a call from a man who went by the name of Nick Nazie, and claimed to work for Sky’s technical support and offered the woman a deal on insurance, due to her broken Sky dish.
“I got a telephone call, and the man said his name was Nick Nazie, from technical support services. I was told that if | took out insurance for a year, that I would get the second year free and the cost was £62.50. I used my credit card to pay for it.”
 When I came off the phone, I rang the number I would usually use and I was informed it was a scam. I had to cancel my credit card but the money has already been taken on my credit card.”
The woman whose husband is ill, frequently uses Sky and was left feeling vulnerable, and worried since falling victim to the con artists. The woman is hoping to highlight the scam and save other people from going through a similar ordeal.
“It is awful, I felt so stupid when it happened. I never give out my details over the phone, and I thought it was real because they were able to tell me about the problems I had about the satellite. I am sure that I am not the person that has been caught with this scam. It is terrible to think that someone could do this to someone, and I hope to make people aware of this activity.”

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