FBI WARNS OF DANGERS OF SIM-SWAPPING

On 28th October, KYC 360 reported that the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) and one of the UK’s largest mobile phone networks have raised concerns about banks’ growing reliance on text messages when authorising large payments.  The calls follow the release of a declassified document by the FBI that warns about the risk of so-called “SIM swapping” — the process used by scammers to intercept passcodes sent by banks via a text message.

https://www.riskscreen.com/kyc360/news/fbi-turns-up-the-heat-on-banks-over-sim-scams/

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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