Government has an advisory on how not to fall for e-SIM registration frauds
Cyber criminals are finding new ways to steal money from citizens. According to a latest tweet by Cyber Dost, safety and cyber security awareness handle maintained by the Ministry of Home Affairs, fraudsters are making bogus calls on the pretext of registration for e-SIM. Pretending to aid in the registration process, these scamsters obtain bank details and personal information from the users. The information is then used by the scamsters to dupe them of money.e-SIM is a comparatively new telecom service for the users in India. An e-SIM does away with the need of a physical SIM.
In the post, Cyber Dost warned citizens not to disclose the details to unidentified callers. It further advises customers to visit the official website/authorized outlets of the concerned telco in case of E-SIM registration.
Recently, 4 people in Hyderabad lost Rs 21 lakh in e-SIM activation fraud. Criminals made victims activate their e-SIMs and stole money from their bank accounts. The scam started with a simple message warning them of their SIM card getting blocked or KYC update.