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BBB Warns About Cell Phone Porting Scams

BBB Warns About Cell Phone Porting Scams

Did you know that with a few easy steps someone could steal your phone number and phone service? A new type of scam has been happening across the country and is a new way for scammers to steal your hard earned money, and even your identity. The scariest part is that this type of scam, called porting or port-out scamming, is that it can help scammers get past added security measures on personal and financial accounts and logins.

To put it another way, think of how many times you have set up an email address, social networking, or logged onto your bank account online or had to change your password. How many times did you have to verify your identity by being sent a code via text message? Now what if you weren't the only one who was reading that message? This new type of scam absolutely could bypass that layer of security and has a huge potential for your identity to be stolen faster than you think. Luckily you can protect yourself and your Better Business Bureau® is here to help you identify and protect yourself.

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Article Posted On: May 18, 2018 - By: Michael Luke

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