- Nov 21, 2022
Scammers can use your phone number to impersonate, steal from, and harass you and others. Here's what to do if your info is compromised.What can someone do with your phone number? I recently met a woman who was scammed when she was newly widowed. Immediately after the death of her husband, many people were in and out of her home, ostensibly to offer help. One of those people helped himself to the new widow’s personal information, including her cell phone number. Among other things, the scammer used her number to gain access to her social security benefits, which he transferred to a different beneficiary.
Hackers and scammers can impersonate, steal from, and harass you, just by knowing your phone number. Here's what you should know if your number is taken.
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