Try to imagine your cell phone account being hacked. Now multiply that headache by five.
An Arab city councilman reported that his Verizon Wireless account had been hacked, and all five of the phone numbers associated with that account were changed.
Trying to get that mess cleaned up has been quite the hassle, and it serves as a warning from the Better Business Bureau.
"It's unfortunate, but most of the time you're going to realize someone has spoofed your number or hijacked your phone when someone else contacts you and says ‘I got a strange message from you,' or when you get a bill and see transactions you didn't incur or calls you didn't make," said the BBB's Michele Mason.
Michele says use strong passwords, do not leave those passwords in your phone, and check your account regularly. Learn more about what to do if your phone becomes hacked.
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