Government discloses plans to clamp down on SIM card fraudsters

Government discloses plans to clamp down on SIM card fraudsters

Government, in partnership with Mobile Network Operators and the National Communication Authority(NCA), would soon intensify efforts to comb out SIM card fraudsters from the system.

Actors within the SIM registration value chain are cautioned to comply with the SIM registration and activation processes in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions.

Speaking at a media briefing, the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, said the government, through the Ministry of Communications, had taken note of a number of deficiencies with the existing SIM card registration regime in the country.

Government discloses plans to clamp down on SIM card fraudsters

Source: UGC
Source: UGC

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The minister outlined major deficiencies such as the sale of pre-registered SIM cards, use of pre-registered SIM cards and the use of fraudulently registered SIM cards, paving way for perpetuation of fraudulent activities through the use of mobile phone services.

He mentioned mobile money fraud, illegal SIM swap, termination of international traffic calls (SIM Boxing) leading to loss of revenue to the state, impersonation and cybercrime.

Oppong Nkrumah said with government’s commitment to migrate towards a formalised digital economy as part of the Digital Ghana Agenda, it was important for the communication industry to ensure the integrity of an integrated database and system.

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