There is a growing threat in the digital world known as SIM swapping. SIM swapping is a type of identity theft in which a hacker tricks or coerces a mobile carrier into transferring a victim’s mobile number to a SIM card that the hacker controls. Once this is done, the hacker can use the victim’s phone number to reset passwords, access email and social media accounts, and make unauthorized purchases.
The hacker usually obtains your mobile number and telco provider details by hacking your emails and obtaining your phone bills.
Here are some steps you can take to protect yourself from SIM swapping:
- Enable two-factor authentication (2FA) on all your online accounts. This will make it much more difficult for a hacker to access your accounts even if they have your phone number.
- Keep your mobile carrier informed of any changes to your contact information. This will help them flag any suspicious activity.
- Be aware of the warning signs of SIM swapping, such as your phone suddenly not working or receiving calls or messages intended for someone else. If you suspect that your phone number has been transferred to a different SIM card, contact your mobile carrier immediately.
- Use a security software for your phone which can detect any suspicious activity on your phone.
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