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1 Jul 2019
In the mid-day, she walked into the newsroom. The young mother clad in a dark colour linen gown was overwhelmed with anguish. Sadness was written on her face as she sat perplexed. Her countenance, which was not welcoming, reflected the agony in her. Sawari Bolanle is a victim of Subscribers Identification Module (SIM) swap fraud.    
10 May 2019
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) will soon begin the second phase of its audit of Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) registration data and processes across all mobile network Operator (MNO) platforms. NCC stated yesterday that the audit would not prejudice the on-going “backend verification and scrubbing” of SIM registration data already submitted by MNOs. The audit is…
6 May 2019
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday said it was working with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to hamonise data nationwide. The telecoms regulator also dismissed insinuations that 95.7 million Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) data had been invalidated. It stressed that it was a continuous exercise because new SIMs “are added daily to the networks.…
27 Mar 2019
Sharp practices in Africa’s telecommunications sector are not abating as the menace of SIM boxing, Call masking, and refilling appeared to be on the upward swing. While Nigeria had been battling the menace for the past two and half years, which had impacted negatively on security and costing the country about N3 billion loses, according…
14 Dec 2018
Telecommunications operators and commercial banks are denying involvement in SIM swap frauds as Nigerians continue to lose millions of naira to fraudsters who use mobile numbers and short codes to empty unsuspecting victims’ bank accounts. SIM-swap fraud, is a type of phishing fraud that poses a serious threat to customer and bank security. The fraudster…
23 Nov 2018
Smile Nigeria, leading 4G LTE telecommunications service provider has taken steps to further delight its teeming customers, to signpost the festive season in a most customer friendly manner. This time around, the company has introduced the All-in-One SIM offer in such a manner that customers can connect and enjoy free Smile to Smile voice &…
31 Aug 2018
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday warned subscribers of telecommunications services in the country to ensure they have their Subscribers Identity Module (SIM) cards registered before using the telephone lines. Director, Consumer Affairs Bureau of the NCC, Felicia Onwuegbuchulam, who spoke at the 41st edition of the consumer town hall meeting in Ekpoma, Edo State,…

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