Protect yourself against SIM Swap

Protect yourself against SIM Swap

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Guys, I received a mailer from Citibank today and I thought it might benefit all of you so I am posting it here. Although many of you might already be aware of this growing fraud, a reminder would surely help all of us to stay cautious.



Protect yourself against SIM Swap

What is SIM Swap?

• Fraudster collects victim’s personal banking information
• Fraudster approaches victim’s mobile operator with victim’s fake identity proofs & obtains a duplicate SIM card
• Mobile operator deactivates the original SIM card post successful verification & issues a replacement SIM
• Fraudster generates the One Time Password (OTP) which comes on the new SIM & carries out account transactions without victim’s knowledge

Tips to safeguard yourself against SIM Swap

• If your mobile stops working for unusual reasons, check with your mobile operator immediately
• Never disclose Internet banking password/ATM PIN/Telephone PIN to anyone
• Do not disclose your mobile number on social media platforms
• Register for both SMS as well as e-mail alerts to stay informed about transactions on your account
• Never respond to unknown mails or calls asking your account details and registered mobile number



My Personal Recommendation

Never use your primary phone number for bank/investment accounts. Get a new number and use it specifically for bank/investment accounts — do not share this number with anyone.

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Thanks for the heads-up….
SMS + email alerts is the best way to track all the transactions…. sadly not every bank provides this option….example – SBI

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@myliferockkss wrote:

Thanks for the heads-up….
SMS + email alerts is the best way to track all the transactions…. sadly not every bank provides this option….example – SBI


Sbi will not be affected by sim swap bcoz they dnt send internet banking username and pass on mobile unless ur card details are leaked its not an issue.

If ur card details get leaked a,card can be cloned and swapped at any retail store without needing ur mobile

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U must have read, these days they are cloning ur sim card jst by calling u frm international no.
Dnt knw if it is true

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Let me add the tip which I came to during a discussion with my banker. This is specially important if you keep large sums of liquid money in your accounts.

Never use your primary phone number for bank/investment accounts. Get a new number and use it specifically for bank/investment accounts — do not share this number with anyone.

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@lostdrms wrote:

Sbi will not be affected by sim swap bcoz they dnt send internet banking username and pass on mobile unless ur card details are leaked its not an issue.

If ur card details get leaked a,card can be cloned and swapped at any retail store without needing ur mobile


I think you are not familiar with CC/DC frauds…. These fraudsters have all the details only thing they need is OTP….

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In simple words its called “CARDING

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OT: @admin @MJ911 Any acronym written in caps appears in a different formatting when using the h2 HTML tag (i.e. heading style 2). Please fix this bug as I often use the h2 tag and this is very annoying. Note that this doesn’t happen when I use the other heading tags.

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@DealSeeker wrote:

Let me add the tip which I came to during a discussion with my banker. This is specially important if you keep large sums of liquid money in your accounts.

Never use your primary phone number for bank/investment accounts. Get a new number and use it specifically for bank/investment accounts — do not share this number with anyone.


do you know that some sbi employees were arrested a few months ago for the exact same reason

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@niralaghatotkach wrote:

@DealSeeker wrote:

Let me add the tip which I came to during a discussion with my banker. This is specially important if you keep large sums of liquid money in your accounts.

Never use your primary phone number for bank/investment accounts. Get a new number and use it specifically for bank/investment accounts — do not share this number with anyone.


do you know that some sbi employees were arrested a few months ago for the exact same reason

Not clear on what you mean. Link?

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@DealSeeker wrote:

@niralaghatotkach wrote:

@DealSeeker wrote:

Let me add the tip which I came to during a discussion with my banker. This is specially important if you keep large sums of liquid money in your accounts.

Never use your primary phone number for bank/investment accounts. Get a new number and use it specifically for bank/investment accounts — do not share this number with anyone.


do you know that some sbi employees were arrested a few months ago for the exact same reason

Not clear on what you mean. Link?

" Police learnt that bank officials are behind the crime and one Gopikrishna, a deputy manager of Axis bank at Peddapalli branch, Karimnagar in Telangana, had passed on information about high-profile clients, who had huge deposits, to his associates.

The accused bank staffers had managed to get a duplicate SIM from a private mobile service provider for Narasimhan’s after submitting a fake documents and got the prepaid connection converted to a post-paid connection. "

source – http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/bengalur...

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@niralaghatotkach Now how does one protect himself from the depraved employees of his own bank/investment firm?! https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_cry.gif

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@myliferockkss wrote:

@lostdrms wrote:

Sbi will not be affected by sim swap bcoz they dnt send internet banking username and pass on mobile unless ur card details are leaked its not an issue.

If ur card details get leaked a,card can be cloned and swapped at any retail store without needing ur mobile


I think you are not familiar with CC/DC frauds…. These fraudsters have all the details only thing they need is OTP….

They dont even need otp https://cdn1.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_smile.gif thats my point . Google abt carding

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@niralaghatotkach Now how does one protect himself from the depraved employees of his own bank/investment firm?! https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_cry.gif


By making fixed deposit, avoidin cc/dd card ,dividing money in two or 3 acc

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Anyone using SBI Credit Card here…..For the last three days I’m not able to login my account, even after resetting the password. Neither working from SBI website nor from the app.

Anyone facing the issue?

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@niralaghatotkach wrote:

@DealSeeker wrote:

@niralaghatotkach wrote:

@DealSeeker wrote:

Let me add the tip which I came to during a discussion with my banker. This is specially important if you keep large sums of liquid money in your accounts.

Never use your primary phone number for bank/investment accounts. Get a new number and use it specifically for bank/investment accounts — do not share this number with anyone.


do you know that some sbi employees were arrested a few months ago for the exact same reason

Not clear on what you mean. Link?

" Police learnt that bank officials are behind the crime and one Gopikrishna, a deputy manager of Axis bank at Peddapalli branch, Karimnagar in Telangana, had passed on information about high-profile clients, who had huge deposits, to his associates.

The accused bank staffers had managed to get a duplicate SIM from a private mobile service provider for Narasimhan’s after submitting a fake documents and got the prepaid connection converted to a post-paid connection. "

source – http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/bengalur...


You said it is sbi employees in your previous comment but here you have mentioned fraud done by Axis bank employees. Why are you providing wrong info? https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_evil.gif

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@lostdrms wrote:

@myliferockkss wrote:

Thanks for the heads-up….
SMS + email alerts is the best way to track all the transactions…. sadly not every bank provides this option….example – SBI


Sbi will not be affected by sim swap bcoz they dnt send internet banking username and pass on mobile unless ur card details are leaked its not an issue.

If ur card details get leaked a,card can be cloned and swapped at any retail store without needing ur mobile


@myliferockkss One of my aunt had a similar issue. She got a call from SBI asking her if she had done any high amount transactions on a particular day, she said no & they informed her that a high amount transaction has happened and they wanted to confirm if any of her family members had done it. She again confirmed from her family members and said no. Later they said don’t worry, we will follow it up & resolved the issue. It seems SBI follows a double checking policy (2 persons check it) for all high amount transactions and if they find it suspicious, they immediately enquire the contact number provided by the account holder on the same day of the transaction.

So always keep the mobile no provided while opening a bank account in active use & even if you change it, immediately get it updated in your bank accounts.

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@gambitrite wrote:

@niralaghatotkach wrote:

@DealSeeker wrote:

@niralaghatotkach wrote:

@DealSeeker wrote:

Let me add the tip which I came to during a discussion with my banker. This is specially important if you keep large sums of liquid money in your accounts.

Never use your primary phone number for bank/investment accounts. Get a new number and use it specifically for bank/investment accounts — do not share this number with anyone.


do you know that some sbi employees were arrested a few months ago for the exact same reason

Not clear on what you mean. Link?

" Police learnt that bank officials are behind the crime and one Gopikrishna, a deputy manager of Axis bank at Peddapalli branch, Karimnagar in Telangana, had passed on information about high-profile clients, who had huge deposits, to his associates.

The accused bank staffers had managed to get a duplicate SIM from a private mobile service provider for Narasimhan’s after submitting a fake documents and got the prepaid connection converted to a post-paid connection. "

source – http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/bengalur...


You said it is sbi employees in your previous comment but here you have mentioned fraud done by Axis bank employees. Why are you providing wrong info? https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_evil.gif


i got confused
I just wanted to say bank employees having been indulging themselves in such misdeeds from long ago

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@niralaghatotkach wrote:

@gambitrite wrote:

@niralaghatotkach wrote:

@DealSeeker wrote:

@niralaghatotkach wrote:

@DealSeeker wrote:

Let me add the tip which I came to during a discussion with my banker. This is specially important if you keep large sums of liquid money in your accounts.

Never use your primary phone number for bank/investment accounts. Get a new number and use it specifically for bank/investment accounts — do not share this number with anyone.


do you know that some sbi employees were arrested a few months ago for the exact same reason

Not clear on what you mean. Link?

" Police learnt that bank officials are behind the crime and one Gopikrishna, a deputy manager of Axis bank at Peddapalli branch, Karimnagar in Telangana, had passed on information about high-profile clients, who had huge deposits, to his associates.

The accused bank staffers had managed to get a duplicate SIM from a private mobile service provider for Narasimhan’s after submitting a fake documents and got the prepaid connection converted to a post-paid connection. "

source – http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/bengalur...


You said it is sbi employees in your previous comment but here you have mentioned fraud done by Axis bank employees. Why are you providing wrong info? https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_evil.gif


i got confused
I just wanted to say bank employees having been indulging themselves in such misdeeds from long ago


It’s ok, Be careful about your comments. There is a saying like “Words Once Spoken Can’t Be Taken Back”… it also applies to the internet where it is modified a little bit like “Words Once written/typed on the Internet Can’t Be Taken Back”

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@gambitrite wrote:


@niralaghatotkach wrote:


@gambitrite wrote:


@niralaghatotkach wrote:


@DealSeeker wrote:


@niralaghatotkach wrote:


@DealSeeker wrote:

Let me add the tip which I came to during a discussion with my banker. This is specially important if you keep large sums of liquid money in your accounts.

Never use your primary phone number for bank/investment accounts. Get a new number and use it specifically for bank/investment accounts — do not share this number with anyone.


do you know that some sbi employees were arrested a few months ago for the exact same reason


Not clear on what you mean. Link?

" Police learnt that bank officials are behind the crime and one Gopikrishna, a deputy manager of Axis bank at Peddapalli branch, Karimnagar in Telangana, had passed on information about high-profile clients, who had huge deposits, to his associates.

The accused bank staffers had managed to get a duplicate SIM from a private mobile service provider for Narasimhan’s after submitting a fake documents and got the prepaid connection converted to a post-paid connection. "

source – http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/bengalur...


You said it is sbi employees in your previous comment but here you have mentioned fraud done by Axis bank employees. Why are you providing wrong info? https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_evil.gif


i got confused
I just wanted to say bank employees having been indulging themselves in such misdeeds from long ago


It’s ok, Be careful about your comments. There is a saying like “Words Once Spoken Can’t Be Taken Back”… it also applies to the internet where it is modified a little bit like “Words Once written/typed on the Internet Can’t Be Taken Back”

i once saw a edit tab https://cdn1.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_eek.gif

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@deadplay wrote:

@gambitrite wrote:


@niralaghatotkach wrote:


@gambitrite wrote:


@niralaghatotkach wrote:


@DealSeeker wrote:


@niralaghatotkach wrote:


@DealSeeker wrote:

Let me add the tip which I came to during a discussion with my banker. This is specially important if you keep large sums of liquid money in your accounts.

Never use your primary phone number for bank/investment accounts. Get a new number and use it specifically for bank/investment accounts — do not share this number with anyone.


do you know that some sbi employees were arrested a few months ago for the exact same reason


Not clear on what you mean. Link?

" Police learnt that bank officials are behind the crime and one Gopikrishna, a deputy manager of Axis bank at Peddapalli branch, Karimnagar in Telangana, had passed on information about high-profile clients, who had huge deposits, to his associates.

The accused bank staffers had managed to get a duplicate SIM from a private mobile service provider for Narasimhan’s after submitting a fake documents and got the prepaid connection converted to a post-paid connection. "

source – http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/bengalur...


You said it is sbi employees in your previous comment but here you have mentioned fraud done by Axis bank employees. Why are you providing wrong info? https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_evil.gif


i got confused
I just wanted to say bank employees having been indulging themselves in such misdeeds from long ago


It’s ok, Be careful about your comments. There is a saying like “Words Once Spoken Can’t Be Taken Back”… it also applies to the internet where it is modified a little bit like “Words Once written/typed on the Internet Can’t Be Taken Back”

i once saw a edit tab https://cdn1.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_eek.gif
Did you forget about @Spock or Google cached pages? Usually Spock keeps archive of comments which are important or entertaining. https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_wink.gif

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One more thing, never take sim from shop owners, instead approach directly to company outlets, giving your identity / PAN cards xerox to stranger can lead you in danger.

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@VaibhavJain wrote:

One more thing, never take sim from shop owners, instead approach directly to company outlets, giving your identity / PAN cards xerox to stranger can lead you in danger.


@Randomactz

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After reading all those comments,

I contacted my mobile service provider Vodafone, (my connection is postpaid) to know that whether this kind of acts (Fraudster’s) are possible. The person told me that they won’t issue the new SIM card just blindly even though the fraudster submits all the required documents. They verify some other details, like last payment made and how, the number which you called frequently and finally the SIM card will be couriered to your registered address with them.

P.S. : Normally the fraudsters collect most details from social media websites only (mostly from Facebook)….So, Do not give original DOB on Facebook.

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@SmallKing wrote:

After reading all those comments,

I contacted my mobile service provider Vodafone, (my connection is postpaid) to know that whether this kind of acts (Fraudster’s) are possible. The person told me that they won’t issue the new SIM card just blindly even though the fraudster submits all the required documents. They verify some other details, like last payment made and how, the number which you called frequently and finally the SIM card will be couriered to your registered address with them.

lol i took new voda sim (swap for my old)
last month as it got misplaced
they gave in 2 minutes and was activated instantly and no info like Recharge history or Call history were asked.. https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_lol.gif

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lol i took new voda sim (swap for my old)

last month as it got misplaced
they gave in 2 minutes and was activated instantly and no info like Recharge history or Call history were asked.. https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_lol.gif


https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_sad.gif #HorribleSituation

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@DealSeeker wrote:

@deadplay wrote:

lol i took new voda sim (swap for my old)

last month as it got misplaced
they gave in 2 minutes and was activated instantly and no info like Recharge history or Call history were asked.. https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_lol.gif


https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_sad.gif #HorribleSituation

Bro, they wont ask any information for sim swap, just need to send a message from current active sim to activate new sim…. . few days back i went to store to take newsimcard for my lost simcard, i submitted my voter id, my photo, still they are not ready to provide simcard until i show original voter ID.. i tried in three stores, all same answer,, finally went home to bring voter id ..

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@DealSeeker wrote:

@deadplay wrote:

lol i took new voda sim (swap for my old)

last month as it got misplaced
they gave in 2 minutes and was activated instantly and no info like Recharge history or Call history were asked.. https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_lol.gif


https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_sad.gif #HorribleSituation

Bsnl asks for fir copy for issuing new sim if its lost.
Docomo asks for last recharge amount and date.
Docomo charged 100 rs while bsnl gave it for 20 rs.

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very very good post. kg for posting this dude.

We need to be careful. Hackers have become more and more clever. We need to take steps to protect. learning from others mistake is intelligent, learning after you get fooled is wise. Be intelligent.

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