This story from the weekend was about a girl who had her phone go missing. The person who had it said they would arrange to return it to her. Between then and her realising that the person had been lying, the thief racked up more than $2000 on her account. Now she has to repay Vodafone directly, while the thief pays her back in small weekly installments.
Most people say it’s her fault for not alerting the company to the fact that her phone was stolen earlier. And fair enough. But the thing is, she truly believed that person was honest and intended to return it to her.
I’m a pretty trusting person, even though T has had the exact same thing happen to him (on Christmas Day, nonetheless) yet never ended up getting his phone back. And if it had been me, I would have probably taken that person’s word too, and gotten slammed with that massive bill.
And that is just another reason to be glad that I use prepay. It may not be a very ‘adult’ thing to do, but it’s cheap and keeps me safe.
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