Tricky fraudsters deliberately misspell their messages in the hope of evading automated filters.
Subscribers will need to write to the regulator if they want more than one phone line from the same operator.
6,000 Vodafone SIMs were activated by creating bogus fingerprints using data downloaded from India’s national biometric database.
Polish environmental group EcoLogic was charged for voice calls made in Sudan.
The regulator’s botched implementation of controls to verify who buys SIMs has taken work away from young people and caused a nightmare for telcos.
Many customers are honest, so why not follow the example of Rwanda, where customers are encouraged to identify SIMs that have been wrongly associated with them?
Mandatory registration of SIM cards is reducing simbox fraud in Uganda, but there are downsides.
The fine for failing to disconnect unregistered SIMs is a third of that originally threatened by the Nigerian government.
Sim multiplexing means that sim cards can remain in a single safe physical location whilst being used to virtually execute RA and fraud test calls from devices around the world.
The failure to meet a Nigerian security requirement has destroyed 20 percent of the value of MTN Group.