The Escalating Dominance of SIM Swap Fraud in the Digital Era 2023

The SIM swap scam, also known as SIM card switch fraud or SIM hijacking, is a kind of cybercrime in which criminals gain control of an individual’s mobile phone number by convincing the victim’s mobile service provider to transfer the number to a SIM card under their control. This unauthorized transfer gives the fraudsters access to all calls, text messages, and other communications intended for the victim’s phone number.

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