View Full Version : How to protect yourself from SIM card swap

Harold Mansfield
08-19-2018, 02:26 PM
Used to be people cloned phones or sim cards to make long distance calls. Now that you phone is your access to things like your bank account, criminals are literally stealing money.

Read this article this morning, thought it would be helpful to help understand what it is, and how to protect yourself from it.

At its most basic level, a SIM swap is when someone convinces your carrier to switch your phone number over to a SIM card they own. They’re not doing it for prank call cover, or to rack up long-distance charges. By diverting your incoming messages, scammers can easily complete the text-based two-factor authentication checks that protect your most sensitive accounts. Or, if you don’t have two-factor set up in the first place, they can use your phone number to trick services into coughing up your passwords.

Source: https://www.wired.com/story/sim-swap-attack-defend-phone/

Clifford Buda
05-04-2020, 02:20 AM
Data security and information breach always scares me being an owner of small business. These pieces of SIM swap will undoubtedly help a lot.

05-21-2022, 12:39 PM
Children and vulnerable adults are also at risk so ParentShield has controls that make it impossible.

Well worth checking out if you need such security.