Tag Archives: SIM swapping

T-Mobile implements new rule on SIM swaps

T-Mobile is doing its part to give extra protection to its customers. This is also their way of putting an end to unauthorized SIM swaps. Earlier today, The T-Mo Report shared an internal notice that was sent out to T-Mobile store representatives. The document reveals that SIM card changes will now require either SMS verification from the customer or the credentials of two employees.  This is a much needed step that T-Mobile needs to make in … [read full article]

FCC proposes measures to tighten SIM swap requests

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Last month, T-Mobile encountered one of the largest data breaches ever. The hacker was able to access the information of around 50 million users. And not only that, the Un-Carrier has since been dealing with SIM swap and port out attacks. This is pretty common with users who have a Coinbase account. And now, it looks like the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is stepping in to fight the problem.  Earlier today, the FCC released a statement[read full article]

T-Mobile facing another SIM swapping charge

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T-Mobile is facing another SIM swapping complaint. This time, the complaint comes from a Pennsylvania woman who lost $20,000 in cryptocurrency due to a mobile fraud scheme. And according to the complainant, T-Mobile was unable to protect her account. Earlier this week, Sima Kesler filed a complaint in the Pennsylvania Eastern District Court. According to the complaint, Kesler was the victim of a SIM swapping scheme that took place in May 2020.  Kesler complained that scammers … [read full article]

T-Mobile being sued by victim of SIM swapping attack

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T-Mobile is currently facing a complaint against one of the victims of SIM swapping, a type of fraud.  According to reports, a Californian recently filed a lawsuit against the Un-Carrier for failing to safeguard his personal and financial information. The lawsuit was filed on Monday in the Southern District of New York. The plaintiff, identified as Calvin Cheng, claimed that T-Mobile failed to protect his information. As a result, Cheng became a victim of the fraud.  SIM … [read full article]