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U.S. Lawmakers Call on FCC to Step Up Fight on SIM Swapping

January 13, 2020

U.S. members of Congress have called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to crack down on SIM swapping, a type of fraud blamed for more than $70 million in nationwide losses annually.

The letter sent to the FCC advocates for consumer awareness and making sure that mobile carriers will be held accountable when failing to secure their systems. Records show that the actual culprits in some fraud cases were the employees of phone company.

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