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24 hours closed SMS, new government rule will start in 15 days.



Recently, the Ministry of Communications or DoT (DoT) introduced significant changes to the rules for obtaining new mobile SIMs. Hafil’s Telecommunications Authority has issued new regulations on SMS (Short Message Service) to curb the recent rise in SIM switch fraud and other related cyber scams. In the new regulations, the Ministry of Communications has instructed all carriers, including Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea, to stop SMS functionality (both incoming and outgoing) during the SIM replacement or upgrade process. As a result, the SMS service will be turned off for 24 hours after the new SIM card is activated. The DoT has also informed that all carriers must implement the rule within the next 15 days.

When you apply for a SIM change, you will also receive an application notification from the carrier.

According to the new regulations, carriers must send a request notification to customers after receiving a SIM card or number change application.SIM card holders must call the IVRS to confirm this request. I have. This verification process ensures that the SIM card change request was made by the legitimate girlfriend’s SIM card owner and not by a fraudster. According to the Ministry of Telecommunications, if a customer declines her SIM card upgrade request, the carrier must stop her SIM upgrade process immediately. So let’s take a closer look at what the telecom department is working so hard to prevent his SIM swap fraud.

What is a SIM swap scam?

Mobile numbers have become an integral part of our lives for accessing various important services online, including banking. Mobile numbers are especially useful today for one-time passwords, net secure codes, or any financial transaction. In a nutshell, mobile SMS services are now being used to deliver important OTPs related to various online services to customers so that users can take advantage of them. As a result, this widespread use has led hackers to work tirelessly to increase their pocketbooks by hacking the mobile phone numbers of ordinary people in deceptive ways.

Over the past few years, the business of tricking people by implanting someone else’s SIM card in their own name has been very successful. And this kind of mobile phone number porting or swapping her SIM card without the user’s knowledge is known as “SIM card swapping.” In this kind of scam, scammers first use social engineering techniques such as phishing, vishing, and smishing to obtain personal bank accounts, personal information, and registered mobile phone numbers, and use their own sophisticated Play real games with tricks.

In the next step, the hackers will contact the communication service provider to issue a new SIM card with the same number along with all the stolen documents in order to block the original SIM card of the person involved. Naturally, if the hackers have the right evidence, the telecom service provider will quickly provide a new SIM card. The old SIM card of the concerned person is deactivated by the hands of skilled hackers and the scammers use the number to start all their nefarious activities. By gaining access to a user’s mobile phone number, all confidential OTPs and messages sent to the phone are in the hands of the hacker, who can use them to erase the user’s bank account in an instant.

As a result of the new rules, no one will be able to abuse mobile numbers without their knowledge

The most amazing thing is that this horrific incident happened completely without the user’s knowledge and many people in this country have already fallen victim to this kind of scam. To ensure that no one has to fall into the trap of cheating by hackers in the future, the telecommunications department has implemented the new rules under discussion in Halfil. Due to the new regulations, when a user asks the carrier to change her SIM card, the respective telecom service her provider will also send a notification request. As a result, he can be 100% sure that no crooks were involved in the entire SIM card replacement incident.

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