DoT introduced draft bill
A draft of the Telecommunication Bill has been introduced by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), in which the provision of punishment has been made for those who use OTT service with fake SIM and number. The new bill of the government will help in curbing online fraud and illegal activities with customers. Let us tell you that in the last few years, financial frauds have been done by cybercriminals in India, in which fake SIMs have been used. With the help of these fake SIMs, it becomes difficult to identify the fraudsters.
These rules will be mandatory for all
- KYC will be mandatory for telecom services like WhatsApp, Signal.
- The identity of the caller will have to be revealed. Meaning the government will bring a system like TrueCaller, in which the photo and correct name of the users will come when the call comes.
- If you do wrong KYC, you can be fined and jailed.
- The government is taking a tough stand on online fraud. In such a situation, it will be mandatory for everyone to complete KYC.