Consumers turn to booming black market for cheap cellphone deals

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Pricey cellphone plans in many Canadian provinces appear to be driving consumers toward a booming black market business. At last search, online ad site Kijiji in Toronto was crawling with advertisements for a bargain Koodo or Fido phone plan — just $48 a month for unlimited Canada-wide calling, texting and a big 5GB data package when you buy through a third party. Telus actually charges almost double the price — $90 a month — for that Koodo plan in Ontario as well as most provinces. “Customers should use caution when exploring plans online that aren’t being offered directly through one of our official channels,” said spokesman Andrew Garas. “Sharing your personal information can result in fraud.”

By: Sophia Harris
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