We have set up task force to track criminals using unregistered SIM cards to commit crime - NCC

We have set up task force to track criminals using unregistered SIM cards to commit crime - NCC

- NCC has said that kidnappers were using unregistered SIM cards to commit crime

- The commission said it is tracking the criminals using such unregistered SIM cards

- Consumers have been advised not to open unfamiliar emails in view of the rising cases of cyber crime and e-fraud using telecommunications platforms

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has lamented that kidnappers use unregistered SIM cards to commit crimes in the country.

Daily Trust reports that this was made known on Thursday, April 4, by the commission's executive vice chairman, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta.

Legit.ng gathered that Danbatta, however, assured that the commission was tracking the criminals using such unregistered SIM cards.

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Speaking at the banks special day at the ongoing 40th Kaduna International Trade Fair, Danbatta said the commission has set up a task force to effectively tackle the situation.

Represented by the head, internal policy review unit, NCC, Okechukwu Aninweke, the EVC advised consumers not to open unfamiliar emails in view of the rising cases of cyber crime and e-fraud using telecommunications platforms.

He enlightened consumers that banks would not request personal information over the internet.

“You know one thing with this criminals is that they are always one step ahead of you and even if every SIM card is properly registered, there will still be crime.

“The commission is doing everything possible to track these elements and has even set up a task force to that effect," he said.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Nigerian Communications Commission said about 75 percent of electronic devices imported into Nigeria annually are toxic junk and irreparable.

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It was reported that the assertion was made by the commission’s executive vice chairman, Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, during the public inquiry on draft guidelines on disaster recovery and draft regulations on e-waste which took place in Abuja on Wednesday, March 6.

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