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What is SIM Swap Scam and How to Avoid it

What is SIM Swap Scam.

A SIM swap scam (also known as port-out scam, SIM splitting, Smishing and simjacking, SIM swapping) is a type of account takeover fraud that generally targets a weakness in two-factor authentication and two-step verification in which the second factor or step is a text message (SMS) or call placed to a mobile telephone. 

How do SIM swapping scams work?

How do SIM swapping scams work?

Signs you may be a victim of SIM swap scam.

Signs you may be a victim of SIM swap scam.

How can you protect yourself from SIM swap scams?

How can you protect yourself from SIM swap scams?

How can you protect yourself from SIM swap scams?

How can you protect yourself from SIM swap scams?



A number of high-profile hacks have occurred utilizing SIM swapping, including some on the social media sites Instagram and Twitter. In 2019, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's Twitter account was hacked via this method.

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