Cell phone dating warnings
It is far and away the biggest cell phone scam, costing the industry an estimated 0m a year and causing untold anguish to the victims.
Cell phone scam merchants may find it more difficult to scan for your phone ID but they can do potentially much more dangerous things — like listening in to your calls and downloading your phone usage records.
Then they program another phone with the same details and make calls at your expense.
Action: This is one area where the crime fighters have made progress, with new technology that makes it more difficult to scan for the number.
Action: Take all possible steps to protect yourself against identity theft.
You can find more about identity theft in the Identity Theft Information Center.