The Ministry of Interior has disclosed that criminals are victimization dishonest techniques like element thumbs impressions to activate SIM cards.

Fake fingerprints being employed to activate SIMs, warns Interior Ministry

The Ministry of Interior has disclosed that criminals are victimization dishonest SIM techniques like element thumbs impressions to activate SIM cards.

The Cyber Crime Wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has received over four, 547 complaints of unsolicited/fraudulent calls. These law-breaking activities are financially deceiving people.

“It’s an indisputable fact that law-breaking FIA assists the West Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in chase the owner of such SIMs. Some culprits are being interrogated,” same the ministry.

In 2019 and 2020, the Cyber Crime FIA registered ninety 1st data Reports (FIRs), 107 defendant were inactive whereas seventeen biometric verification (BVS) devices, 25,192 SIMs, and 6,446 element thumbs impressions beside an elector list were recovered SIM.

The loss averted throughout 2019-20 was R.71.99 million, and also SIM the calculable price of the taken things was Rest ninety one.76 million.

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The Cyber Crime FIA has established a special team in each law-breaking coverage center to wear down complaints regarding unsought callers UN agency defrauded folks and collaborates with the PTA to clamp down on such franchises that fraudulently activate SIMs.

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