Skip to comments.T-Mobile Port Out Scam Alert
Posted on 02/08/2018 12:05:59 PM PST by vespa300
The Better Business Bureau has issued a nationwide alert as a scam stealing thousands of dollars from T-Mobile customers expands.
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Get the extra security from T mobile.
A more detailed article about this very scary scam:
Yes, they are contacting customers offering an extra layer of lock-out security.
I already have the extra security since T-Mobile is my carrier.
I got the extra layer of security too. Does anyone know......is this just a T-mobile thing or can port out scam be done with other carriers? Why only T mobile?
>>>I already have the extra security since T-Mobile is my carrier.>>>
You have to call T mobile and set up the extra security. It is initiated by you. I assume you know that. Just in case you didn’t. Thanks.
I added the extra PIN to my account. I was a victim of the port-out scam last year. Funny that at the time, T-Mobile denied that it was possible.
>>>>I added the extra PIN to my account. I was a victim of the port-out scam last year. Funny that at the time, T-Mobile denied that it was possible.<<<<
Sorry to hear this. Did Tmobile reimburse you? A woman who works for my wife was just recently a victim. Her phone number was stolen from T Mobile. They got lots of money. What a nitemare. Is Tmobile liable? Seems to be a problem unique to them.
I managed to nip the ID Theft in the bud before it could develop. By porting my T Mobile phone #, the hacker was able to have a verification PIN sent to his phone. This gave him access to my Chase account. After he went in and changed the login to my Chase account, I received an email from Chase to verify that I had made those changes. At that point, I knew I had been hacked. I called Chase and canceled my accounts before any charges were made. The hacker also tried to open a new credit card account under my name, but the issuer called me to verify that I had opened it; so I was able to scotch that one as well.
At that point, I filed a police report, registered with identitytheft.gov, and froze my credit. I also canceled my phone # and got a new phone.
Thank you for letting me know.
I never log into an email or financial account from my phone, just my PC. I figure the fewer platforms you expose yourself on, the better.
I would especially not trust an Android phone.
Wow.....you dodged a bullet. What a nitemare that could have been.
In my case, I also only logged onto my Chase account via my PC. However, by porting my phone, the hacker was able to do the "I lost my password" routine with Chase and had them forward a verification code to my phone to make sure it was me. I never got the message on my phone because it had been ported to him, and he became me to them.
I switched from Samsung/Android to an iPhone after that.
My one experience involved my yahoo email suddenly not receiving any email. I even looked through the setting and saw email being forwarded out. I also had to change my Amazon password.
Turns out somebody got into my email, reset my Amazon password, ordered $600 worth of merchandise and was going to pick it up at my house, and since I wasn't getting any email I didn't see the alert from Chase. I figured it out in time and intercepted and rejected the package. I am pretty sure I got nicked by a key logger.
I now never type in a password. I store strong passwords in KeePass and paste them from there.
I also don't leave credit card info in my Amazon and Walmart accounts. Every time I order something I enter the CC info, and delete it immediately after. Six months after my initial scare they ordered something from a Walmart in a different state, but I got the Chase alert. They had immediately cancelled the order anyway once they realized they could no longer get into my email account.
My one brush with identity theft that I know of. And last, hopefully.
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