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Security for sim swap

By: raqib1998 | 04-03-2016 09:02

I read yesterday u can steal a phone number by using a fraudulent sim and no one wants their details or anything to be lost as once u have the no. U can send a text to get a username and PASSWORD fr ur giffgaff account.

Prevent this by adding a security measure e.g. authentication, security questions, by email or by mail

Comments

by: muddycalhoun
on: 30-01-2020 08:45

Well that's certainly been proven true during the summer of 2019 when SIM swap scams were rife.

Certainly makes all the older comments that say " doesn't happen on giffgaff" show they come from a time of innocence.

It's here along with the other 2FA submissions I am thinking

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by: vijay42924
on: 28-01-2020 19:53

you got my vote

by: racha27269
on: 17-12-2019 00:34

excellent idea fully supported.

by: emmalouisep93
on: 08-04-2019 13:11

no sorry. This currently is not a problem for giffgaff.

by: lumens500
on: 03-11-2018 08:43

do not know what the procedure is to swap number to new sim on giff gaff:

but surely this should not be done until question has been asked, via existing sim/ email, requesting some sort of confirmation before swap is done. I.e. DO you want your number transferred to a new SIM?

Could verification be done by obtaining a code through your on line account??

If request is fraudulent, request from giffgaff will go to the correct person who

1. Can stop the transaction

2. Gets an alert that there is a security issue on their account.

If phone phone/sim has been stolen, then owner should have already reported it and had account frozen.

by: adamtheant
on: 01-09-2018 00:12

so not supported sorry

by: adamtheant
on: 06-07-2018 09:45

Giff gaff ain't had a problem like this

by: alexirving
on: 29-07-2016 15:06

this isn't a problem for giffgaff so far

by: frances54321
on: 30-06-2016 17:34

giffgaff system doesn't seem to have many security issues

by: adamtheant
on: 20-12-2018 00:28

Agree

by: jeff_elephant
on: 13-05-2016 16:13

current online giffgaff process works ok, but you haven't suggested a better solution