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Be careful with giving out your PM number as a referral.

thirstyturtle18
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

My friend got a request for a PM referral (on reddit) over the weekend and today they learned that the person who asked for the PM referral number didn't want it to join PM. The person who requested the referral instead used my friends number to unlock/receive the Koodo migration offer behind my friend's back, and thus their number is no longer eligible for future Koodo offers. Referee's beware!

 

Time for PM to stop using personal and private information (ie. your personal phone number) as the code used to refer people. Making it a system generated code would be much more private and secure. Much the way Koodo does the referral system.

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smp99
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Phone number for referral is ok I guess. The Koodo method is way better. But all you need to do is change the migration method. All you need to change is enter PM phone number plus last 4 digits of PM account number. If you plan to port anyways ( as expected ) you would have the account number handy 

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Dunkman
Oracle
Oracle

@thirstyturtle18

 

Some people are just so inconsiderate and take advantage of others.  On RFD, there was also a public mobile phone number generator that some people were using.  

 

I hope that your friend is able to get their promo and get Koodo to ban the other person who stole the phone number.  

 

Another way for Koodo to do these migrations is to include phone number and account number.  That would work better

ShawnC13
Oracle
Oracle

@thirstyturtle18 wrote:

My friend got a request for a PM referral (on reddit) over the weekend and today they learned that the person who asked for the PM referral number didn't want it to join PM. The person who requested the referral instead used my friends number to unlock/receive the Koodo migration offer behind my friend's back, and thus their number is no longer eligible for future Koodo offers. Referee's beware!

 

Time for PM to stop using personal and private information (ie. your personal phone number) as the code used to refer people. Making it a system generated code would be much more private and secure. Much the way Koodo does the referral system.


have your friend contact the public mobile moderators and get in touch with Koodo there should be an easy way to prove that this wasn't it invalid port and actually theft of a number.  Koodo should easily be able to cancel that migration plan and give your friend their number back on the public mobile network

 


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thirstyturtle18
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Sorry, maybe I wasn't too clear to begin with. Their number wasn't stolen (as you would need an account number, account PIN, etc to do a full port), but rather their number was used to gain access to the Koodo migration promotion, meaning that my friend will not be able to get these Koodo offers anymore. Their number is still with PM, as when you sign up with Koodo, you do have the option to get a new number instead of porting the PM number, which is what this scammer must have done.


@ShawnC13 wrote:

@thirstyturtle18 wrote:

My friend got a request for a PM referral (on reddit) over the weekend and today they learned that the person who asked for the PM referral number didn't want it to join PM. The person who requested the referral instead used my friends number to unlock/receive the Koodo migration offer behind my friend's back, and thus their number is no longer eligible for future Koodo offers. Referee's beware!

 

Time for PM to stop using personal and private information (ie. your personal phone number) as the code used to refer people. Making it a system generated code would be much more private and secure. Much the way Koodo does the referral system.


have your friend contact the public mobile moderators and get in touch with Koodo there should be an easy way to prove that this wasn't it invalid port and actually theft of a number.  Koodo should easily be able to cancel that migration plan and give your friend their number back on the public mobile network


From the first post, I don't believe the number was stolen and ported out, only that the Koodo migration offer eligibility.  It is possible for someone to signup for one of these Koodo plans withouy porting in the phone number that was used for eligibility in rhe first place.

thirstyturtle18
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

@computergeek541 wrote:

 

From the first post, I don't believe the number was stolen and ported out, only that the Koodo migration offer eligibility.  It is possible for someone to signup for one of these Koodo plans withouy porting in the phone number that was used for eligibility in rhe first place.

Yes, you are 100% correct. That is what the situation that happened here is about.

Sorry, used the wrong terms.  Can't steal somebody's Public mobile number.  However, used that number inappropriately, so the orginal owner of the number can't get the migration offer.  Still a lousy thing to do....

thirstyturtle18
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Could the Mods here take this as a suggestion to make the referral process more private and secure? I'm hessitant to sign up referrals now.

srlawren
Retired Oracle / Oracle Retraité

@thirstyturtle18 is your friend @hocuspocus?  https://productioncommunity.publicmobile.ca/t5/Plans-Add-Ons/Public-Mobile-s-Koodo-Offer/m-p/264467/... I ask becuase it's the same story almost down to the same wording.  


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thirstyturtle18
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

No, that is someone else...and just goes to show you how widespread and insecure this referral method is.