Beware of missed calls that can clone your SIM card
If you get the missed call from unknown number and missed call number starting with +92; #90 or #09 then never call back on that number because it could clone your Sim and misuse of your number in many purposes like criminal case, back account and passwords. So please kindly not save your such type of these things.
The telecom service providers are now issuing alerts to subscribers particularly about the series mentioned above as the moment one press the call button after dialing the above number, someone at the other end will get your phone and SIM card cloned.
According to reports, more than one lakh subscribers have fallen prey to this new telecom menace.
Telecom operators like BSNL have reportedly issued alerts to all the broadband users. SMS alerts are also being issued to other subscribers.
However, according to IT experts, the crooks can use other combination of numbers as well for making a call. So it is better not to respond to calls received from unusual calling numbers
It is also advised that important details like bank account, ATM/ Credit/Debit card numbers and passwords should not be stored in the phone memory because one may risk of passing on their vital details to unscrupulous people involved behind such activities.
The modus operandi of the SIM cards cloning racket is quite simple Rakshit Tandon, an IT expert who also teaches at the police academy (UP), the crooks can use other combination of numbers as well while making a call. “It is better not to respond to calls received from unusual calling numbers,” says Tandon. “At the same time one should avoid storing specifics of their bank account, ATM/ Credit/Debit card numbers and passwords in their phone memory because if one falls a prey to such crooks then the moment your cell phone or sim are cloned, the data will be available to the crooks who can withdraw amount from your bank accounts as well,” warns Punit Misra; an IT expert who also owns a consultancy in Lucknow.
“It usually starts with a miss call from a number starting with + 92. The moment the subscriber calls back on the miss call, his or her cell phone is cloned. In case the subscribers takes the call before it is dropped as a miss call then the caller on the other end poses as a call center executive checking the connectivity and call flow of the particular service provider. The caller then asks the subscriber to press # 09 or # 90 call back on his number to establish that the connectivity to the subscriber was seamless,” says a victim who reported the matter to the BSNL office at Moradabad last week. “The moment I redialed the caller number, my account balance lost a sum of money. Thereafter, in the three days that followed every time I got my cell phone recharged, the balance would be reduced to single digits within the next few minutes,” she told the BSNL officials.
If you not get yet these types of missed calls so you are lucky and protect yourself after this news. Share this news among in your friends so that protect from Sim cloning Menace. If it happened with you these such type of things share your experience with the comments section below.
4 Replies to “Beware of missed calls that can clone your SIM card”
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