A few weeks ago an unknown person walked into a mobile phone store, claimed to be me, asked to upgrade my mobile phones, and walked out with two brand new i Phones assigned to my telephone numbers.My phones immediately stopped receiving calls, and I was left with a large bill and the anxiety and fear of financial injury that spring from identity theft.After discovering that another phone on my account also had no signal, I called my mobile carrier on a landline phone.The customer service representative explained that my account had been updated to include new i Phones, and in the process the SIM cards in my Android phones had been deactivated.A store employee explained that a thief claiming to be me had gone into a phone store and “upgraded” my two phones to the most expensive i Phone models available and transferred my phone numbers to the new i Phones.I called my mobile carrier’s fraud department and reported what happened. Please do not spread rumors or tell others about this app.
We understand that it’s not right, and that it can even feel embarrassing.
This post describes my experiences as a victim of ID theft, explains the growing problem of phone account hijacking, and suggests ways consumers and mobile phone carriers can help combat these scams.
My Experiences as a Victim of ID Theft One evening my mobile phone stopped working mid call.
Whereas people who want to work on safer drinking may choose to quit drinking in bars and to only drink at home.
What is important is that you pick and choose the strategies and tools which are useful to you for your individual plan.