Apr 23, 2020

While being the victim of fraud is never good, there is something to be said for at least being able to identify where exactly one went wrong.

“The scary thing about the SIM swap fraud is it’s not like the victim has done one thing wrong,” Prideaux said. “They never clicked on a bad link, never sent anything to a fake site — they were just sitting with a phone that stopped working one minute after working the last. The problem was someone at the telco who was fooled by the fraudster into reissuing the SIM, which was then used to take over their number and their entire life.”

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