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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Warning: SIM Card Cloning Now in India

Times of India quoted BSNL alerts  its subscribers about the latest SIM card cloning fraud in India . Next time if you get a missed call starting with +92; #90 or #09, don't show the courtesy of calling back. BSNL said that calling the number back after a missed call may make a user susceptible to SIM card cloning. You may loss your mobile balance.
"It usually starts with a missed call from a number starting with +92. In case the subscriber takes the call before it is dropped as a missed call then the caller on the other end poses as a call center executive checking the connectivity. 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 redialled 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.
Anyone can clone a SIM card by using a hardware tool that can read and copy information from it. But here the frauds hacking into the telecom operator's network or using very expensive tools wirelessly.
So beware of this fraud and don't keep important data on SIM cards including your bank account number. Please share this post your Facebook friends and alert them.