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Portworld Kudos GPS Map Card 8GB (MicroSD Card 8GB) Lifetime Maps Western Europe Uk Ireland

Portworld Kudos GPS Map Card 8GB (MicroSD Card 8GB) Lifetime Maps Western Europe Uk Ireland

  • GPS MicroSD Map Card
  • Lifetime maps
  • 8GB Storage Map
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‘Sim swap’ gives fraudsters access-all-areas via your mobile phone

When Emma Franks mobile phone stopped working she assumed there was a technical problem and called her provider, Vodafone. To her surprise she was told that her sim card had been changed. She was promised the mistake would be reversed and that her service would resume within two hours. It was two days later that Vodafone1 realised that sim card changes can t be reversed and gave her a new card. Service resumed for three days, then stopped. Franks discovered that for the second time her sim had been changed without her knowledge. The following day, 1,500 vanished from her bank account.

Franks had fallen victim to sim swap fraud , a new and little-reported scam which overrides the additional security introduced by banks to protect customer transactions. Fraudsters can complete cash transfers from a stranger s account by accessing one-time pin codes and SMS notifications. Criminal gangs obtain an individual s bank details by bamboozling them with a phishing email, or by purchasing them from organised crime networks. They then open a parallel business account with the same bank, in the customer s name, since this involves fewer security checks if the account holder is already a customer.

Having worked out possible answers to security questions from the victim s social media accounts, they call the victim s mobile phone provider, posing as the customer, to report that their phone is lost or damaged. Provided they can answer basic security questions, the old sim is cancelled and a new one activated. From then on they can commandeer their victim s mobile account, intercepting or initiating calls, texts and authorisations such as those used for cash transfers. They can also request that security settings are changed to stop the victim gaining access to their account. The first the victim will know of a problem is when their mobile stops working and they report it to their provider. In the meantime, their bank account may have been emptied.

Vodafone has really let me down, says Franks, whose bank, Intelligent Finance, has since reimbursed the stolen money. After the first sim swap two of the call centre staff told me they had opened fraud cases against my account, yet a second swap was actioned without question.

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, run by City of London Police, has posted a warning of sim swap fraud on the Action Fraud website, but few outside the banking and telecoms industry are aware of it. My bank told me that they deal with cases like mine every week, Franks says. Intelligent Finance, part of the Lloyds Banking Group, refuses to comment on whether incidents are on the rise, but says that it is working with network providers on the issue. Santander, meanwhile, has installed computer software designed to detect and prevent this scam, and Financial Fraud Action UK says it is liaising with banks to improve security.

However, Franks experience suggests that telephone service providers still have inadequate security when a customer phones to make changes to their account.

I was told that Vodafone call handlers merely ask for the full name, date of birth and address information that is publicly available, she says.

After the second fraud I was promised that a pin and password would be set up on my account, but the following day when I rang I wasn t asked for these. I was advised to change my phone number but that would cost 25. I want to end my contract since I am clearly at risk, but Vodafone insists I pay for the remaining months of service. Providers are responsible for their own security and account authentication processes


Vodafone claims extra security questions were imposed, but the fraudster managed to bypass them. It says it has placed an alert on Franks account that warns call centre staff to contact her if any future request is made to change her account. It has also credited her with 50 in goodwill, and agreed to change her number or cancel her contract without charge. Ofcom, the telecoms regulator, says it is a matter for the banking industry and individual network providers, and it has no plans to make mobile phone companies tighten up their security. Providers are responsible for their own security and account authentication processes, a spokesperson says.

Franks feels that until the mobile phone industry raises security levels to reflect the rise in telephone banking, customers are at risk. I waited a month without word from Vodafone after sending a letter of complaint about my experience, she says. I can t help feeling it s only since the Guardian started asking questions that they decided to take my complaint seriously.

How top protect against sim swap

Beware unsolicited calls, texts or emails asking for personal or financial information even if they appear to be from your bank or reputable company.

Do not open or forward emails that you suspect might be spam and never enter your details in a link.

Ensure you have the most up-to-date software installed on your computer, including anti-virus protection. Some banks offer free security software: check your bank s website for details.

Don t turn your handset off in response to a flurry of nuisance calls. This can be a ploy used by fraudsters to delay victims noticing a loss of service when a sim is swapped.

Be careful what personal details you share on social media since fraudsters can use these to anticipate likely answers to security questions.

Check with your mobile or landline provider about what additional security they can put in place to prevent your number being diverted without your permission.

If your mobile phone service stops unexpectedly, notify your bank.


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