Sim cloning – Beware of missed calls
There’s a new threat to your mobile phone and this one can cause your Sim to be cloned. BSNL has issued a warning to users to not respond to calls from numbers starting with +92; #90 or #09, as they could lead to Sim cloning.
According to a Times of India report, It is said that one lakh subscribers have fallen prey to this scam. Intelligence agencies too are said to have confirmed to the service providers particularly in the UP West telecom division that such a racket is going on and the menace is growing fast.
The report also states that there is some ground for confusion as cloning a Sim does require physical access to the Sim or interception of the communication between the caller and his or her cellphone operator’s network.
The risk of SIM cloning is growing everyday. Owing to this, BSNL has issued a warning to users to beware of the numbers starting with +92; #90 or #09, as they could lead to Sim cloning.
According to a report, it is found that around 1 lac subscribers have been trapped in this scam. Such a racket is growing faster in UP west telecom division.
According to this report, it is true to some extent that in order to clone a SIM,
one needs physical accesses to it or interception of the communication between the caller and his/her cellphone operator’s network.
The way through which such a call leads to SIM cloning is still unintelligible. However, BSNL has issued alerts to all broadband subscribers. SMS alerts are also being sent to other subscribers.