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SIM Swapping. Scammers are taking over our smartphones…and text messages too!

March 4, 2021
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From the What is My IP Address website

Did you know that through a dirty trick called SIM swapping, a scammer could take over your phone? Worse yet, with some additional information about you, do major damage to your finances, your identity, and your life?

Here’s more bad news. Your phone stays in your possession during the “heist.” That means you might not realize it right away, and by the time you do and start to wonder what’s going on, it might be too late to stop them.

This isn’t hype or over exaggeration—fact is, it’s a serious type of crime that’s on the rise in U.S.—the FBI and Justice Department are warning citizens to be aware of SIM swapping and start paying attention to their phone numbers.

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