The Madhya Pradesh cyber police have directed numerous telecom firms to dam SIM playing cards issued on pretend identification proofs, following which a number one agency has blocked practically 8,000 SIM playing cards, a senior official stated on Tuesday. Performing on the grievance of an individual who was allegedly duped of Rs 1.75 lakh after being lured to purchase a automotive via an commercial on Fb in 2020, the cyber cell’s Gwalior unit started an investigation and located the quantity utilized by fraudsters to cheat the complainant was issued on a special individual’s identification.
“The number used by the fraudsters was issued by a telecom company on the basis of an identity document of a different person. Later, eight people were found to be involved in issuing the SIM card to those involved in the crime,” Gwalior cyber zone Superintendent of Police Sudhir Agrawal said.
After an extensive investigation into the matter, the cyber police also found that the fraudsters allegedly used 20,000 different numbers to dupe people by calling them using these SIM cards, he said.
The police have over a period of one year taken legal action against eight people involved in issuing the SIM card, he said.
Acting swiftly on the notice, Vodafone-Idea blocked 7,948 SIM cards after re-verification of the records recently, the official said.
“It’s most likely for the primary time within the nation that so many numbers have been blocked by a telecom firm to save lots of harmless individuals from getting duped by fraudsters,” Agrawal claimed.
The opposite firms are additionally re-verifying their information for blocking such SIM playing cards, he added.