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PSA: T-Mobile Texts Out PSA About Industry Wide SIM Hijack Scam--Take it Seriously to protect your private data

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Scammers Stealing T-Mobile Numbers to Empty Users' Bank Accounts
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Been going on for years. Nothing to see here. Move along.
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Is T-Mobile especially vulnerable?
I had this happen to me (and my wife on the same account). They ported out our numbers, and one fraudulent charge popped up on my wife's AmEx. Luckily this was the only thing they were able to attempt, but getting the numbers restored (and all the account promos that got screwed up b/c of the port-out) was a huge pain in the ass.
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Holy shit! Thanks OP. WTF is wrong with those lowlife scums. Get a farkin JOB and stop leaching on hard working folks. This totally pisses me right off. Blowup
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Is T-Mobile especially vulnerable?
I had this happen to me (and my wife on the same account). They ported out our numbers, and one fraudulent charge popped up on my wife's AmEx. Luckily this was the only thing they were able to attempt, but getting the numbers restored (and all the account promos that got screwed up b/c of the port-out) was a huge pain in the ass.
How did they get your Amex from your phone number?
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How did they get your Amex from your phone number?
It was probably the reverse had the credit card, but needed the phone number. So they ported the number to use for themselves.
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Quote from CCyanescens
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Is T-Mobile especially vulnerable?
I had this happen to me (and my wife on the same account). They ported out our numbers, and one fraudulent charge popped up on my wife's AmEx. Luckily this was the only thing they were able to attempt, but getting the numbers restored (and all the account promos that got screwed up b/c of the port-out) was a huge pain in the ass.
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How did they get your Amex from your phone number?
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It was probably the reverse had the credit card, but needed the phone number. So they ported the number to use for themselves.
Sadly, the bad guys have our entire credit history and a lot more. Google search for "equifax leak". Probably a good idea to change numbers.
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