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Scammers and stalkers can now get your phone number for $20: What to do

Look out Facebook users, because someone has created a database of your mobile numbers and is selling access to it through an automated Telegram messaging bot, according to Vice News.

The silver lining is that the data is old. The phone numbers and associated Facebook account data were legally “scraped” — downloaded in bulk from public Facebook pages — before April 2018, when Facebook made the scraping process more difficult in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. 

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