Monday, January 30, 2012

Unknown 'missed calls' can empty your wallet

If you are in the habit of returning missed calls from unidentified numbers, it's time to put such instincts on hold.

An international crime cartel involved in lottery scams rakes in the money when you call back on these premium numbers, which generally originate abroad. In some cases, even official service providers connive to hatch a revenue-sharing plot.

But it has alarmingly come to light lately that these dubious operators can even clone SIM cards simply when one calls them back. That done, they reprogramme a separate handset with the unique electronic serial number of the caller's phone and make calls at the expense of the latter...

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