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Article on SIM swap fraud...
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: February 17, 2020 04:36PM
This is precisely what happened to me a couple of weeks ago. At the time I guessed it was SIM cloning, but it looks like the actual attack was more low tech, just social engineering based on stolen personal data.

Pretty much everybody reading this has probably been a victim in at least one (and probably several) major data breaches, meaning crooks probably have access to enough information to do this to you, too. So follow the advice here to lock down your number with your carrier, and don't link access to anything important to your cell number if you can avoid doing so.

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Re: Article on SIM swap fraud...
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: February 17, 2020 07:47PM
This one of the reasons I have not linked my Steam library to my cell number.

Maybe we are all going to need to get a personal encrypted token implanted.



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Re: Article on SIM swap fraud...
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: February 17, 2020 08:01PM
This is 110% a carrier problem that they need to address. Hopefully banks and CC companies will start going after the carriers with lawsuits. It is WAY to easy to swap sim cards. It should be just as hard to swap a sim as going to a bank and doing a $100k cash withdraw.



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Re: Article on SIM swap fraud...
Posted by: mattkime
Date: February 17, 2020 09:18PM
Did you get your number back? And everything connected to it?



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Re: Article on SIM swap fraud...
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: February 18, 2020 07:13AM
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Did you get your number back? And everything connected to it?

I did get my number back. So far as far as I can tell that account was the only one the crook actually managed to take over, although he did start a bunch of new accounts. I was able to whack all of those with a phone call each (fraud is so prevalent none of them gave me any pushback), and since I froze my credit no new ones have popped up... yet.
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