Young people owe millions of euros to mobile operators

High invoices for mobile services may result from extreme consumption of data in Slovakia or abroad.

Illustratory stock photoIllustratory stock photo (Source: TASR)

Young people in Slovakia have the most debts, which they are unable to repay, towards mobile operators. Their aggregate debt for making calls and data transfer amounts to some millions of euros. This stems from the data of the receivables management company EOS KSI Slovensko. It registers as much as 12,000 Slovaks up to 28 years owing money to telecommunication companies. They comprise the biggest part of this age group while their aggregate due payments exceed €5.3 million, the TASR newswire reported.

The highest debt of an individual amounts to €8,580. High invoices for mobile services may result from the extreme consumption of data in Slovakia and abroad or for exceeding pre-paid package of services by calling unknown numbers abroad.

Apart from telecommunication companies, young people up to 28 years of age owe banks and non-banking financial institutions. Here the number of young debtors is lower, less than 6,000, but they owe much higher sums - in total more than €19 million. Again, this includes receivables, which banks and non-banking financial institutions transferred to EOS KSI after they fail to collect due payments.

Young people also owe money to insurance companies or leasing companies. For example, they owe more than €1.2 million for damages caused to cars not covered by a liability insurance policy.

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