2021-01-05 | Awas Modus

Beware of Credit Card Scams Using SIM Card Reactivation

SIM card reactivation has become one of the latest scam methods. It begins with a cardholder changing his/her phone’s SIM card with a new phone number and does not update his/her credit card’s data (especially with a new phone number). Fraudsters would misuse the old phone’s SIM card by reactivating it again.

How SIM Card Reactivation May Harm You

Since the cardholder forgot to update his/her credit card data, his/her old phone SIM card would remain linked to his/her credit card. Fraudsters would use the old SIM card to conduct crime. After reactivating the old SIM card, fraudsters could make an online transaction using cardholder’s credit card.

Update Your Data Now

To prevent frauds from happening to you, BCA advises all customers to immediately update their data, especially phone numbers that were used to receive OTP code for banking authorization. If cardholders did not update their data, they will never receive any transaction notifications.

BCA is not responsible for any legal consequences from credit cards frauds using SIM card reactivation if cardholders forgot to update their new phone numbers.

Call Halo BCA at 1500888 to check your registered phone number and make sure that your number matches the one you are using. If you found any suspicious banking transaction or personal data misuse, reach out to Halo BCA at 1500888 or @HaloBCA on Twitter.