Beware of SIM swap scams, BDO warns

BDO Unibank Inc. has warned a against a new scam targeting your SIM cards to steal personal information and your cash.

Under this scam, scammers pose as telco agents offering upgraded network connection in exchange for SIM cards. Scammers purchase 4G SIM cards, register their victims’ mobile number, and fool their victims into giving the one-time PIN (OTP) needed to own the mobile number.

BDO urges clients to call BDO Customer Care to deactivate their accounts if they get SMS notifications or emails about suspicious online transactions.

The Sy-led bank also urged clients to be prudent in sharing personal information online and to keep their social media accounts in private mode.

“BDO encourages clients to report suspicious incidents to, or get in touch with its representatives by logging in Messenger and looking for BDO Customer Care with the blue verified checkmark from Facebook. Clients may also call its hotline at 8631-8000,” the bank said.

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