SIM Swap

SIM Swapping Scam Nearly Drains West Van Police Spokesman’s Bank Account

Const. Kevin Goodmurphy, a communications officer for the West Vancouver Police Department, nearly fell victim to the "SIM swapping” scam as cyber thieves tried to drain his bank account after gaining control of his personal cellphone. Fortunately, he able to thwart the criminal's attempt to steal thousands of dollars (via CBC News). Goodmurphy discovered that someone impersonating him had...

Oakville Nurse Falls Victim to “SIM Swap” Scam, Loses Nearly $10,000

According to a CTV News report, Oakville nurse Sheila O’Reilly has lost nearly $10,000 after falling victim to a new “SIM swapping” scam, which the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) says can empty a victim's bank accounts. The scam also gives the fraudster access to a person's social media accounts, calendars, and contacts. O’Reilly told the...