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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

I got scammed!

So, here's the story.

Around 10 am, Public mobile texted me whether I made the porting request and I told them I never request the porting.

I didn't received any reply to my message so I thought it is probably fine and PM didn't authorize the porting.

Around 1 pm, my phone lost the signal and I couldn't make a phone call.

I messaged the mod again, and the mod said someone ported my number to Bell.

Mod also said there's nothing they can do to stop the porting and I lost all my rewards.

Has anyone experienced this type of scam before?

What should I do?

Should I report to police?

I'm so pissed that I lost all my rewards and my phone number.

Please help.

Re: I got scammed!


@elnino82 wrote:

So, here's the story.

Around 10 am, Public mobile texted me whether I made the porting request and I told them I never request the porting.

I didn't received any reply to my message so I thought it is probably fine and PM didn't authorize the porting.

Around 1 pm, my phone lost the signal and I couldn't make a phone call.

I messaged the mod again, and the mod said someone ported my number to Bell.

Mod also said there's nothing they can do to stop the porting and I lost all my rewards.

Has anyone experienced this type of scam before?

What should I do?

Should I report to police?

I'm so pissed that I lost all my rewards and my phone number.

Please help.


You need to contact the moderators again. With an unauthorized number port out, your carrier (Public Mobile in this case) is required to fix this and to reverse the process.  I would consider this an accidental service cancellation in which the "Wireless Code" requires that your services be restored.

Oracle

Re: I got scammed!


@computergeek541 wrote:

@elnino82 wrote:

So, here's the story.

Around 10 am, Public mobile texted me whether I made the porting request and I told them I never request the porting.

I didn't received any reply to my message so I thought it is probably fine and PM didn't authorize the porting.

Around 1 pm, my phone lost the signal and I couldn't make a phone call.

I messaged the mod again, and the mod said someone ported my number to Bell.

Mod also said there's nothing they can do to stop the porting and I lost all my rewards.

Has anyone experienced this type of scam before?

What should I do?

Should I report to police?

I'm so pissed that I lost all my rewards and my phone number.

Please help.


You need to contact the moderators again. With an unauthorized number port out, your carrier (Public Mobile in this case) is required to fix this and to reverse the process.  I would consider this an accidental service cancellation in which the "Wireless Code" requires that your services be restored.


+1.  To cover all the bases, I suggest contacting Bell to see what they can tell you about the party that ported your number out.  As for the loss of rewards, not sure you are going to get any satisfaction.  Been there, experienced the pain thrice.  

Mayor / Maire

Re: I got scammed!

@elnino82 

Also, be extra careful.  Your Sim may have been hijacked.  Scammers may use your cell number to access your other online accounts (ie. banking, etc.)  Monitor your online accounts.....

Re: I got scammed!


@Dunkman wrote:

@elnino82 

Also, be extra careful.  Your Sim may have been hijacked.  Scammers may use your cell number to access your other online accounts (ie. banking, etc.)  Monitor your online accounts.....


This is certainly a possibility.  Many banks, credit card issuers, and companies use call display as one identity verification technique.  However, because of number porting and number spoofing, that's very easy to fake.  As for stealing a phone number, someone doing that to would be useless at my bank unless they also have my banking information. A 2FA security code is useless without the login credentials.

Lar
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: I got scammed!

@elnino82   Lots of information on SIM scammers at

https://www.maketecheasier.com/sim-card-hijacking/ 

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: I got scammed!


@elnino82 wrote:

So, here's the story.

Around 10 am, Public mobile texted me whether I made the porting request and I told them I never request the porting.

I didn't received any reply to my message so I thought it is probably fine and PM didn't authorize the porting.

Around 1 pm, my phone lost the signal and I couldn't make a phone call.

I messaged the mod again, and the mod said someone ported my number to Bell.

Mod also said there's nothing they can do to stop the porting and I lost all my rewards.

Has anyone experienced this type of scam before?

What should I do?

Should I report to police?

I'm so pissed that I lost all my rewards and my phone number.

Please help.


This happened to me once with Telus, but it was an error on their part because they ported over the wrong number.  Contact Bell right away and they will be able to tell you if it was an error or intentional fraud.  Good luck!

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: I got scammed!


@will13am wrote:

@computergeek541 wrote:

@elnino82 wrote:

So, here's the story.

Around 10 am, Public mobile texted me whether I made the porting request and I told them I never request the porting.

I didn't received any reply to my message so I thought it is probably fine and PM didn't authorize the porting.

Around 1 pm, my phone lost the signal and I couldn't make a phone call.

I messaged the mod again, and the mod said someone ported my number to Bell.

Mod also said there's nothing they can do to stop the porting and I lost all my rewards.

Has anyone experienced this type of scam before?

What should I do?

Should I report to police?

I'm so pissed that I lost all my rewards and my phone number.

Please help.


You need to contact the moderators again. With an unauthorized number port out, your carrier (Public Mobile in this case) is required to fix this and to reverse the process.  I would consider this an accidental service cancellation in which the "Wireless Code" requires that your services be restored.


+1.  To cover all the bases, I suggest contacting Bell to see what they can tell you about the party that ported your number out.  As for the loss of rewards, not sure you are going to get any satisfaction.  Been there, experienced the pain thrice.  


Great idea. But Bell will probably say for privacy reasons...........bla bla bla

If you contact Bell contact their fraud or security. Do ditto with PM. 

Also to port a number don’t you have to have the PM account number and name address etc?

What about police or CTRC contact too. 

Is your number in some one else’s control put you into jeopardy....ex, work, financial?

Did you phone your number? Whoever else calls your number and what will be said. I feel uneasy for you. I would  firstly do my damnedest to have the number suspended from service!

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: I got scammed!

So scary, be careful when answering any text massages and phone calls

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: I got scammed!


@yanzhiqiang wrote:

So scary, be careful when answering any text massages and phone calls


That’s why you should never first say “yes” on the phone and maybe a text. Especially if the number calling you is spufyed. Ie. caller says can you hear me...you say yes.....then they make some binding sales pitch that you decline but they alter the recording and splice  in that first “yes” you said. It is happening!

 

Also just read today the telecoms have some plans to knock down spufyed caller ids.