Originally Posted by 8051
Yikes. I've used 2FA to access my bank accounts. It's scary to think someone could steal my phone number right out from under me then use it to access my bank accounts.
Does this scam work as follows: someone pretends to be the target victim (as to name and phone number) calls the cellular service provider and states that their existing phone is dead and that they have a new phone and want the phone number ported over to that different phone?
When my old dumb phone actually died, I remember there was a separate verification (because I had forgotten my password) they wanted before they would port my number over to the new phone (because they couldn't text me to verify I was who I was). They wanted the last date my account was charged for my cellular service. So if someone doesn't have your password or phone or a billing statement how could they pull this off? And wouldn't someone notice almost instantly that their phone was no longer active on the cellular network?
You could even do it if you are a distressed mom.
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