According to him, the first step is to ensure that personal data does not end up in the fraudsters’ database. To do this, the expert explained, it is necessary to create complex passwords, minimize their presence on public Internet networks and choose reliable mobile operators.
The specialist also advises using applications to recognize incoming calls, not answering them or returning the call. According to Fomin, it is very likely that the numbers of the “silent” ones will sooner or later be deleted from the database.
The expert also recommended setting a PIN code on the SIM card for added protection. This will help protect you if your phone is lost or stolen.
Fomin added that there is also a risk that scammers will create a duplicate SIM card using a fake power of attorney; To avoid this, it is necessary to prohibit any actions with a power of attorney in any office of the mobile operator.
It was previously reported that police caught citizens renting phone numbers to scammers. During the search they found more than 12 thousand SIM cards from different mobile operators and a large number of telephones.