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About 24 hours after SIM activation, SMS incoming and outgoing service will stop. The Directorate of Communications has taken this decision to prevent fraud like SIM swapping.

Focus News India Edited by: Rohit Kumar

Updated: November 16, 2022, 6:00 PM IST

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has made a new rule for SMS. Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea have been asked to comply with the new rules. In this, whenever a user buys a new SIM, incoming and outgoing services of SMS will be stopped for about 24 hours after the SIM is activated. The Directorate of Communications has taken this decision to prevent fraud like SIM swapping.

In fact, SIM swap fraud is currently on the rise.  In such situations, some hackers or fraudsters take other people's duplicate SIM and access OTP etc. from it and create deficits in bank accounts.

In fact, SIM swap fraud is currently on the rise. In such situations, some hackers or fraudsters take other people’s duplicate SIM and access OTP etc. from it and create deficits in bank accounts.

    Fraudsters contact the telecom operator and purchase a new SIM, which is already in use by the user.  It is a process similar to buying a new SIM.

Fraudsters contact the telecom operator and purchase a new SIM, which is already in use by the user. It is a process similar to buying a new SIM.

In case of upgrades in 2016 and 2018, the DoT asked to follow a process for issuing new SIMs, so that customers can be identified.  After this, a new process is included to take the new SIM of the old number and activate it and the customer can also be confirmed.

In case of upgrades in 2016 and 2018, the DoT asked to follow a process for issuing new SIMs, so that customers can be identified. After this, a new process is included to take the new SIM of the old number and activate it and the customer can also be confirmed.

Under these DoT guidelines, once a telecom company gets a request number on a second SIM to request a new SIM on an existing number.  So that another number can also be registered to take the new number.

Under these DoT guidelines, once a telecom company gets a request number on a second SIM to request a new SIM on an existing number. So that another number can also be registered to take the new number.


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