T-Mobile sued after porting mans number to individuals who stole his cryptocurrency

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Did you receive a message from T-Mobile recently warning you of a number porting scams? probably you did, the telecoms company is concerned because a Washington man has filed suit against it for improperly porting his number, allowing thieves to make off with his cryptocurrency.

Carlos Tapang made a complain that he had a PIN attached to his T-Mobile account for all number porting requests. However, the T-Mobile rep didn’t ask for the PIN when thieves called to get Tapang’s number ported. They moved the number to a device on AT&T and used that to retrieve a 2-factor code via SMS. After having access to Tapang’s online wallet, they siphoned all his coins and fled.

This activity took place in November 2017 and resulted in Tapang losing 1,000 OmiseGo (OMG) tokens and 19.6 BitConnect coins. The thieves converted his crypto into 2.875 Bitcoins worth about $20,000 at the time.

T-Mobile has set up a website where you can get help securing your account. The site has all the info you need to add port validation.


T-Mobile is the brand name used by the mobile communications subsidiaries of the German telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom AG. The “T” in the company’s name stands for “Telekom.” All subsidiaries of Deutsche Telekom have names beginning with “T-“. T-Online (DSL in Germany) TMobile(Mobile Phone).



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