port of harlem magazine
Theo Hodge, Jr. M.D.
4 Tips to Protect Against Identity Theft: #2 Protect Your Phone Service
March 25 – April 7, 2021
identify theft

Your phone has become an important part of security protocol and is the "master key" to accessing online accounts and information.

Criminals and scam artists are actively using stolen identity information to port your mobile phone number, or forward your phone calls and text messages. They do this by calling phone service providers. If you use Voice over IP (VoIP) phones then your voice phone portal accounts are also at risk.

Cyber criminals do this to steal your 2-factor authentication codes and text messages to get into your financial institution accounts.

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