Sim Swap Fraud
Added on 08 March 2019
Police Scotland is warning members of the public to be aware of a fraud which has recently resurfaced. A local resident was victim to a mobile telephone SIM fraud which resulted in the loss of a four figure sum of money. This is often referred to as SIM swap, SIM split or SIM interception attack.
The first thing that can alert a victim of this type of fraud is that no service is available on their mobile telephone. The fraudsters bank on the fact that the owner of the mobile telephone does not question this for some time allowing sufficient time to commit the fraud. Only when contacting their respective service provider they discover that their number has been changed claiming a lost or damaged phone was the reason for the new SIM being issued.
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