Displaying items by tag: mobile numbers

Australia’s two largest telcos - Telstra and Optus - along with Aldi’s Medion Mobile, have been warned by the telecommunications industry regulator ACMA for failing to adequately verify people’s identities prior to transferring their mobile phone numbers from other telcos.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Australia’s telecommunications regulator ACMA is stepping up its crackdown on scams perpetrated over mobile phone networks with plans to introduce new rules to prevent mobile number porting fraud.

Australian consumers are reporting having their bank accounts drained by fraudsters and their email inboxes accessed in the latest scam involving theft of mobile numbers, according to the newly published report on fraud from the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman.

Published in Market
Tuesday, 03 January 2012 18:30

Facebook, cell/mobile numbers, privacy and you

The latest Facebook privacy scandal has erupted, with a report noting how easy it is to find people's direct mobile numbers on Facebook, all thanks to people who've lost their phones, created an invite to ask friends to send their numbers over - without setting the invite to private, thus letting anyone on Facebook harvest the details.

Published in Fuzzy Logic

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