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Don’t share 20 digits written behind the SIM card

Thursday - January 10, 2019 4:19 pm , Category : SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
The only way to avoid SIM swap is your 'cleverness'!
The only way to avoid SIM swap is your 'cleverness'!

Know what's the SIM swap and how does it happen?

JAN 10 (WTN) - The more convenience you have from technology, the more you can be harmed if you are not careful. We are saying that because in matters of cybercrime, the person gets himself damaged by his own mistake. More recently, a similar story came to light when a merchant from Mumbai lost his 1.86 crore from his bank account in due to six missed calls.

You must be thinking that how can money be deducted from someone's bank account only after just missed calls, so for your information that the manipulative people who make cybercrime can only empty your bank account by only missed calls. And this is all called the banking fraud they do through SIM swap.

First of all, for your information, let you know that a lot of cases of banking fraud, which are called SIM swap, have been filed by the cyber cell of the police in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata. If you are thinking that the succumbed of SIM swap fraud belong to learned educated people, then you are wrong. Many educated and sensible people have lost their money in SIM swap fraud.

After reading all this, you might be thinking that after all what is this SIM swap and how do people become victims of SIM swapping and how can it be avoided? So we give you all this information.

For your information, let you know that SIM swap is not a new technology. But through this ways the fraud is being done for a long time. First of all, let you know what is the SIM swap? Actually you have converted your 2G SIM into 3G and it into 4G SIM and when you do this; your mobile number remains same, but there is changing in the 20 digits written behind the SIM.

In fact, the whole game of SIM swap happens with these 20 digits. If someone has to hack your mobile number and make a clone then one first finds these 20 digits written in the back of your SIM. Therefore, we advise you not to share these 20 digits written back on your SIM card to avoid SIM Swap, since the cyber crime criminal will ask you the 20 digits written behind your SIM.

For your information, let you know that the criminals through SIM swap can also know your banking ID and password. On the other hand, the perpetrator needs OTP only to get money from your bank account which will come to your number and the culprit will be able to get it through SIM swap. In order to trap a victim, the culprits first create a fake website. On this fake website, criminals take the user's personal banking details. The culprits then try to know the 20 digits written in the back of your SIM, and after cloning your mobile number, the accused will deduct money from your bank account.

So you see that you can be a victim of fraud by your own mistake. Therefore, we advise you to be careful when using mobile or internet. Check out the website where you do transactions, check it thoroughly whether it should not be a fake website. Also, always keep in mind that the 20 digits written in the back of the SIM card should not be shared with anyone. If you take care of all these precautions then you can avoid any kind of cyber fraud.