SIM swap fraud: What it is, why you should care and how to protect yourself – CNET

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SIM swap fraud: What it is, why you should care and how to protect yourself

Phone number theft is real, and it’s all too easy to give hackers the keys to your online accounts.

In January, a published study revealed how incredibly easy it is for hackers and fraudsters to take control of your phone number, potentially leading to thousands of dollars in fraud — that’s your money on the line. The practice of SIM swapping is becoming more common, and despite carriers putting safeguards in place, it’s scary how quickly the researchers were able to take over a phone number.

The SIM card inside your phone is a small plastic chip that tells your device which cellular network to connect to, and which phone number to use. We rarely ever think about SIM cards, except maybe when we get a new phone

But here’s the problem-
— Read on

Jason Cipriani

February 23, 2020 5:00 AM PST

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