‘London-used’ is the term used to describe – sometimes stolen – second-hand phones shipped in bulk from the U.K., U.S.A., Germany, and Malaysia among other European to countries like Algeria, Nigeria, and India.
Nigerians have already been issued a warning by Tunji Disu the Commander of the Rapid Response Squad (RSS) on Twitter.
You may go to jail if you take your “London used phones” (second hand phones) to Uk, US, Germany, South Africa, etc, as most of the “London used phones” have been flagged off as #robbed, #stolen or been used for #fraud. We confirm recoveries of such phones in Lagos. Be warned! pic.twitter.com/IZ0PTQyCHn
— Commander RRS (@TunjiDisu1) April 29, 2018
The city of Lagos is particularly a top destination for the second-hand, fairly used London-used or ex-UK phones. These phones are popular among consumers who want to rock the latest high-end smartphones but are not able to break the bank to bankroll such expensive gadgets.
According to a report released in April by The Sun UK, there is a growing number of cases of smartphone theft in the UK linked …read more