I got a notice from my identity theft protection company today that they found my phone number on the Dark Web. It was associated with the name, address, and email of a woman who lives in a suburb.
I’ve only had my phone number for about three weeks. The thought occurred to me maybe the number belonged to this woman before I got it.
I’ve maybe had two phone calls from numbers I didn’t recognized, and one strange text message.
Your guess is probably right. It’s just a reused number.
I’d imagine most of us are on the dark web. Doesn’t take much and I’ve been on the internet since about 1996 or so. I use a decent company for protection and haven’t had any issues for years. Worth what you pay for.
my email and number are on the dark web too. I usually check on https://haveibeenpwned.com/
The phone number was easily changed. But i still get some quite laughable attempts at trying to get my details from dodgy email pretending to be from the bank or netflix.
Use GMail, its the most secure. Mine is old and hasn’t been pwned. I never have spam in it.
I got pwned 5 times! Damn.
Many telephone numbers are on the dark web.
Not much you can do about it I guess.
I get robocalls all the time. And texts too. I get calls from different numbers everyday with this lady speaking Mandarin. I don’t understand Mandarin so I just hang up. But then they call again from a different number so you can’t block them.
I have had the same cell phone number since 2004.
I’ve been screening calls since I was like 8, works well with robocalls I just don’t answer anyone I don’t know. And we’re probably all on the dark web, info is so easy to steal and manipulate these days.
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