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.
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.
There has been a call for Australia’s telecommunications companies to raise the bar for consumer identity verification and increase consumer safeguards.
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.
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