The scams are so prevalent that even entirely new mobile numbers, which have not been shared, are receiving fraudulent calls within days of new accounts being created

The company is owned by Dixons Carphone, which also owns Currys PC World

Criminals are using the Carphone Warehouse brand to access people’s accounts and defraud them out of their money, we can reveal.

Mirror Money has heard from dozens of people who have received unsolicited calls from fraudsters purporting to be from the retailer – offering tariff discounts, early upgrades and alleging that they have won a competition.

In many cases, the customers said they blocked the number, only to be called hours later from another landline associated with a different call centre using the same script.

In one case, a woman received 14 calls in one day.

“They are relentless,” Lorraine, who is actually a Three customer, told The Mirror.

“The scammers are…

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