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I have been informed that I may be a victim of the mobilephone

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I have been informed that I may be a victim of the mobilephone hacking event of the 5th August and have been told to inform actionfraud .police.uk. Is this the correct site
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
Hi.
Thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will try to help with this.
What is the evidence please?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I received an e=mail from TalkTalk to inform me that my personal details may have been compromised in the recent cyber attack on Carphone Warehouse and I was advised to inform the police fraud squad. This is the web site I thought I was entering.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
And your question is whether you need to do anything except report it to action fraud?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
yes
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
I presume at this stage that you have suffered no loss?
It is just that you have received this report which is concerning?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
That is correct
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
If that is correct then that is all you need to do.
Effectively you are reporting a risk to both protect yourself from subsequent allegations and from any claims.
You are not yet, thankfully, reporting an actual crime in which you have suffered loss or I would suggest you went to a police station and made an allegation in the normal way.
As long as you make a report online and keep the reference if you become a victim of identity theft later on then there shouldn't be any difficulty with establishing that you were not responsible for the objectionable act.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Jo
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thanks for your help
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
No problem and all the best.
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