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    Sim Swapping Article

    Won't be long before we have to go through CS to sim swap no matter which carrier we use. The Big 3 are cracking down on it and you know the MVNO's will follow their lead.

    https://www.lightreading.com/security/heres-how-atandt-verizon-and-t-mobile-are-fighting-sim-swaps/d/d-id/773548?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NanaC View Post
    Won't be long before we have to go through CS to sim swap no matter which carrier we use. The Big 3 are cracking down on it and you know the MVNO's will follow their lead.

    https://www.lightreading.com/securit...d/d-id/773548?
    That article refers to a different kind of SIM swapping where a criminal transfers your service, including your phone number, to a their SIM and uses it to receive 2FA SMS to take over your bank, email and other accounts .
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    Yea, the page refers to SIM swapping different to what people here is talking about as SIM swapping.

    I think there was another thread talking about this same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by advcomp2019 View Post
    Yea, the page refers to SIM swapping different to what people here is talking about as SIM swapping.

    I think there was another thread talking about this same thing.
    This is more like "SIM Hijacking/kidnapping", not SIM swapping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NanaC View Post
    Won't be long before we have to go through CS to sim swap no matter which carrier we use. The Big 3 are cracking down on it and you know the MVNO's will follow their lead.

    https://www.lightreading.com/securit...d/d-id/773548?
    As mentioned that is not moving a SIM from one phone to another (what we call SIM swapping), but moving account from one SIM to another.

    We already have to go through customer service to move account to a new SIM.

    The issue is someone else moving your account to a SIM they have and getting your phone number for two factor authentication, thus accessing your other accounts (like banks) that send a code you your number to verify it's you.

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    Thanks guys. I'll delete the post if you want me too.

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    The thread is informative and will help some others who run across it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracfancier View Post
    The thread is informative and will help some others who run across it.
    Ok, thank you.

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    NanaC, I almost always learn something interesting from your threads!
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenhandle View Post
    NanaC, I almost always learn something interesting from your threads!
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