Sounds too familiar. The same thing happened to me early in November. I'm still waiting (Dec 18) to get my number back! Inside scammers I suspect. I called them half a dozen times, 40 to 50 minutes each time and all I got was apologies and no action. They closed the scam file because they couldn't reach me at the number they ported without my permission. I don't know why they thought they could. I even gave them another cell number to reach me and I'm still waiting for their call. Call them and give them another number to reach you. My case is now in the hands of the "Office of the President", impressive isn't it?
I am so angry at Rogers. This just happened to me and what I don’t understand is why text me the warning after the phone is ported. By the time I get the text and tried calling back my phone no longer had service. Why don’t they text before the porting to ask for confirmation. This way the thief does not have access to the phone number yet. Seems like a very simple solution. I could be wrong but this seems to affect Rogers accounts mainly. And mine was ported to bell as well.
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Hey Guys, so it looks like they caught one of the sim swapping and port out scammers. When you get a text message that says you have a refund from rogers wireless or whomever some people click the link, this is how they get sensitive info from you, do NOT give any info, ignore that text at once, the people who fell for it and filled in their personal info, got their bank accounts drained and iPhones ordered and charged to their account and a lot worse too in some cases
They hit me 2 days ago - and no I didn't click those refund links.
Tried to port out my number and order a bunch of stuff with paypal - fortunately I have authenticator app secondary auth on everything as backup - and was able to shut it down in time.
I have a name and address for the attempted orders if that would be helpful. Just trying to find the right party to hand it off too.
Rogers was pretty helpful getting my number back (took 3 days), the process is just WAY to involved, I had to goto a store, setup a new account - transfer and close that account etc. etc. etc. all told I was on the phone for over 8 hours trying to resolve something that shouldn't have been an issue.
I believe the issue is that most carriers don't validate account numbers on port transfers - if you have a number and provide the same number for account #, you can port a number.
I'm in IT, and IT Security, I don't click links, I don't have spyware, and I'm careful about what information I provide where. This is disappointing - telecommunications was once VERY concerned with Security - this is a loophole and causing considerable pain.