Uber security alert scam spoofs real Uber number—Watch out!

Credit to Author: Mark Stockley| Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2021 16:46:51 +0000

A scammer is trying to trick Uber users into giving up their credit card details under the guise of a security alert SMS from a spoofed number.

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Beware! Uber scam lures victims with alert from a real Uber number

Credit to Author: Mark Stockley| Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2021 16:46:51 +0000

A scammer is trying to trick Uber users into giving up their credit card details under the guise of a security alert SMS from a spoofed number.

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SMS authentication code includes ad: a very bad idea

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2021 16:32:02 +0000

We look at a recent incident where a Google SMS authentication user encountered an add attached to the code sent out.

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Hotel staff bust Hermes SMS scammer with suspiciously large number of cables

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 14:36:28 +0000

We look at a story involving a hotel, a lot of cables, and even more fake parcel delivery payment notifications sent to mobile numbers

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Recycle Your Phone, Sure, But Maybe Not Your Number

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 19 May 2021 15:13:30 +0000

Many online services allow users to reset their passwords by clicking a link sent via SMS, and this unfortunately widespread practice has turned mobile phone numbers into de facto identity documents. Which means losing control over one thanks to a divorce, job termination or financial crisis can be devastating. Even so, plenty of people willingly abandon a mobile number without considering the potential fallout to their digital identities when those digits invariably get reassigned to someone else. New research shows how fraudsters can abuse wireless provider websites to identify available, recycled mobile numbers that allow password resets at a range of email providers and financial services online.

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