Telecom companies should block 28,200 phones, 20 lakh connections should be re-verified: Department of Telecommunications

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The Department of Telecommunications has directed telecom service providers to block 28,200 mobile phones and re-verify 20 lakh mobile connections for alleged involvement with cyber crimes. The Department of Telecommunications, Home Ministry and State Police have joined hands to eliminate the gang of fraudsters.

New Delhi . The Department of Telecommunications has directed telecom service providers to block 28,200 mobile phones and re-verify 20 lakh mobile connections for alleged involvement with cyber crimes. This information was given in an official statement on Friday. Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Home Affairs and State Police have joined hands to prevent misuse of telecom resources in cyber crimes and financial frauds. Its objective is to eliminate the gang of fraudsters and protect citizens from digital threats.

According to the statement, “Analysis by the Home Ministry and the state police has revealed that 28,200 mobile ‘handsets’ were misused in cyber crimes. About 20 lakh numbers were used with these mobile phones. It said, “The Department of Telecommunications has issued instructions to telecom service providers to block these 28,200 mobile phones across the country and immediately re-verify the 20 lakh mobile connections connected to them and disconnect the connections if verification is failed.” ‘The Department of Telecommunications had introduced the Chakshu platform two months ago to resolve complaints related to telecom fraud. Since the activation of this portal, 52 entities involved in sending suspicious messages have been blacklisted.

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