Hello Community. I have created an account on this forum so i can open a discussion about something i can’t wrap my head around, but it seems i cannot open a new topic, so i thought i could post here since its somehow related. So here is the thing:
If you make money request to any random phone number in the world, you can find out the Name + Surname of the person you are making the request from.
Since i’ve started using Revolut, i also started receiving call from “Microsoft Support” which are actually Scammers from India that knew my first and last name, as well as phone number and country of residence.
This seems to be a massive privacy breach. I mean, i can understand that certain 3rd party business might get my information for marketing purposes and that is 100% fine, but allowing any user to see my name and last name without me having any actual control over this just seems wrong. Even worse is that fact that this vulnerability can be infinitely spammed using scripts since making a money request is free and anyone with an account can do it.
Basically all you have to do is make money requests on random numbers, and if that number corresponds to a Revolut user, than the person making the requests finds out his name and Last Name.
I know that if you call a Telephone Operator and ask for the name and last name of the person that owns X number, they are not allowed to tell you for privacy reasons.
So my question is: Is this a bug in the UX, or is this intended behavior that if i am a Revolut user i agree that anyone can find out my full name and phone number?