Real estate agent says she’ll keep her phone number after hackers run up $586,371 bill

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A real estate agent says she’s keeping her phone number even after hackers “ported” it and racked up a $586,371 bill, making more than 2,000 calls to international destinations like Somalia, Guinea and Azerbaijan.

St. Peters, Mo.-based agent Melissa Bream says new security measures are now in place, and she’s invested too much promoting her number on the Internet, billboards and business cards to change it, the St. Louis Dispatch reports.

Bream will have to pay only what she usually owes — $337 — but she said it took 60 or 70 calls to get the fraudulent charges off her bill and stop the robocalls from her phone companies demanding that she pay up. Source: stltoday.com.

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