"Port-out" scams target cell phones across the US

Posted at 9:43 AM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-17 11:43:22-05

It's frustrating when you're in a spotty area and have no cell phone service. Maybe it's the location, maybe it’s a fluke system issue. This is happening to more people — but sometimes it’s no accident.

The Better Business Bureau wants you to report port-out scams — or any scams — on its scam tracker website and to the federal trade commission and local police.