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February 15, 2010

iPhone users in smashing upgrade scam

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by Darren Allan

Fraudulent insurance claims are nothing new, although it would appear that iPhone users can be up there with the worst of them.

So one insurance company reckons anyway. Supercover spoke to Sky News, and said that during the month when a newer iPhone model is released, claims on the smartphone jump by 50%.

In other words, people are “losing” their handset, or accidentally “dropping” their phone in order to break it and get hold of the new, better version.

Apparently some customers resort to hitting the smartphone with a hammer, multiple times. Subtle.

As many as 40% of claims made in these new model months are labelled as suspicious – although only a quarter of these are rejected by Supercover.

Which presumably includes the guy with the hammer, the lady who dropped one from the top of the CN Tower, and the chap who had his abducted by aliens.

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    Comment by khalil Ahmed — February 16, 2010 @ 12:12 am

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