After in-depth research and findings, BeenVerified points out AT&T and T-Mobile scammer’s best picks. The findings leading up to this conclusion went on for two good years and gave a lot of insight into the matter. On top of the list of scammers’ favorite carriers were two VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) providers.
These carriers are Onvoy and TextNow and scammers have a serious reason why they love these providers. Following these two are AT&T and T-Mobile, which are cellular carriers popular among Americans. The first two carriers on this list are not as popular as the third and the fourth, thanks to the different ways they operate.
Onvoy and TextNow require an internet connection to place or receive calls, this means scammers don’t need to purchase a call plan. For AT&T and T-Mobile, users are required to acquire a call plan before they can make or receive calls without internet access. While VoIP networks are a more favored choice of scammers, a lot of them still make use of cellular carriers.
How scammers put services from network carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile to use
A popular attacking method among scammers over the years has been calls and text messages. To get this done, these scammers need to access the services of carriers in the location of their unsuspecting victims. Sadly, most scammers pick victims within America and for this reason, make use of American carriers to carry out their attacks.
BeenVerified has come up with a comprehensive list of the top 11 carriers that scammers turn to. Topping the list are VoIP carriers, and following these are AT&T and T-Mobile. AT&T accounts for over 46% of all wireless subscriptions in America and T-Mobile boasts of better 5G coverage attracting users.
Due to their popularity, it is easy for these network carriers to be the top choice of scammers. They access these services to call and text victims in a bid to scam them of their money or possessions. Usually, these scams (texts and calls) masquerade as technical support from services that Americans actively use.
Hoping to understand more about or fix these ‘issues’ unsuspecting individuals fall into the hands of scammers. It is important to be alert when you receive any technical support text that you aren’t sure of its source. If possible, you can reach out to the providers of the service in question (via their official email or contact lines) to confirm if they reached out to you via text or call.
If the service provider confirms that they didn’t contact you with that number, you can report it as a spam caller. This will help protect other users of various network carriers from scammers. While the fight against scammers is growing stronger, you can play your part to protect yourself and others.
Remember not to give out your personal information to anyone online without proper verification. If you aren’t sure of the number that calls or texts, you can search it on Google. Taking these steps can protect you from scammers, but you must always be cautious while receiving calls or texts from unknown numbers.