The department of telecommunications (DoT), Union ministry of communications, and Reliance Jio jointly conducted an awareness programme for tricity retailers with an objective of preventing cybercrime and online frauds.
DoT deputy director general (DDG, Compliance) Balvinder Singh and director (Compliance) Amandeep Singla addressed the retailers on various key processes and compliance procedures relating to documentation and validation, which they needed to follow strictly during activation of SIM cards.
“Cyber frauds and crimes relating to one-time password and online payments originate from mobile phones. Fraudsters acquire multiple SIMs using forged documents, and retailers need to be alert and exercise due care while issuing new SIMs. Today’s session aimed at training and educating the retailers so as to ensure proper validation and documentation checks before issuing new SIMs. This will go a long way in preventing several online/cyber frauds,” Singh said. Hindustan Times