HACKERS are selling card details of EE customers on the dark web.

Our investigator was offered data — including name and address, card number, expiry and security digits — for just £29.

 Hackers are selling card details of EE customers on the dark web for as little as £29

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Hackers are selling card details of EE customers on the dark web for as little as £29Credit: Getty – Contributor

The seller bragged that any cards not working could be replaced within six hours of purchase.

We contacted Colin Anscombe after being offered his information.

He said: “Thank you for telling me.

“It is horribly shocking.”

Crooks posing as a NatWest anti-fraud officer called him in December.

Retired Colin, 65, of Oxfordshire, said: “I was told money had been switched from my savings to current account.

“They blamed hackers and said I’d have to move my money or lose it all.

“He seemed genuine, gave me two accounts and I moved £50,000.”

Dad Colin felt uneasy and phoned NatWest.

They said it was a fraud, got the two Barclays accounts the money had gone into locked, and returned his money.

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Other EE customers lost details and cash after hackers asked the firm to send out replacement SIM cards.

EE insisted: “We take the safeguarding of data seriously.”

It urged worried customers to contact them.

 EE urged worried customers to contact them

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EE urged worried customers to contact themCredit: Alamy
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