Udupi: Sim hacked - Phone number of Manipal ported to Jharkhand

Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (SP)

Udupi, Mar 4: The ATM skimming scam continues to be a burning issue in the undivided Dakshina Kannada district and new complaints continue to come in. In the meanwhile, a case of sim hack or cheating has been reported from here.

The sim number of a person who used that number for the last 15 years temporarily went to a person from Bihar.

Yogeesh Shetty from Manipal was using a BSNL mobile number. On February 6 this year, his phone suddenly went dead. No incoming or outgoing calls could be made through this phone. He immediately went to the BSNL office at Manipal and informed them of the issue. The staff who checked his phone felt that this would have happened because of the sim getting old, and suggested to come back on Monday to get a new sim. On Monday, he got a new sim which started functioning. 

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Within the next four days, his phone went dead again and he received a message that his mobile phone was ported to Jharkhand. Even after he gave this information to BSNL customer care, the problem persisted. He again went to the BSNL office at Manipal and told them about his number having been ported without his consent. The staff told him that this number had been ported into an airtel number to a person named Ashutosh. Then he went to banks where he has accounts and asked them to disable the phone numbers provided to his accounts. He had never ported his phone. No one knows how the phone got ported without his permission. 

He thereafter filed a complaint in Manipal station where the investigation is on. He found that his fake Aadhar card and photo were provided for porting the sim to Airtel. After some days, he got his old number back. Manipal police have served notice to the BSNL office. They have asked the mobile company not to activate this mobile phone.

The police sub-inspector of Manipal station, Rajashekhar Vandali, said that this is the first kind of case. He says so far it could not be found whether this happened due to technical error or some kind of fraud.




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  • sense_Shetty, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    Luckily no fraud was committed. HE could have used it for any purpose ,Including Adhaar Authentication,Bank OTP etc.. BSNL should really conduct an internal investigation ,if there are any insider threats?

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    complaint should be filed against AirTel also... have they done due diligence before porting the number...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    North Indians are creating Havoc in Karnataka ...

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  • sense_Shetty, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    BSNL is a good company ..but it has to up its sleeve to compete with the Private players who provide efficient services but over charge their customers ..BSNL should offer better services at a lower cost ..All these pvt players will fall down.

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    Aadhaar based new sim and transfer should be made. Any sim without aadhaar seeding should go out. Many criminal activities will come to end once this is done.

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  • francis lobo, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    This may be one way by the big mobile phone service providers to intentionally move BSNL customers to their network. The bad name of BSNL will be gain for these companies. Already BSNL is down I recently found that my BSNL home broadband is slow and at times not working. We called the service provider to rectify but even after repeated visit could not get the required speed. I was a subscriber for the past 15 years. So moved to another service provider BSNL is a good company and does not cheat you in talktime by giving unnecessary messages or advertisements. But government support is negligent and maybe the government waiting to privatize as per their new policy of privatisation

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  • Martin, Padil

    Fri, Mar 05 2021

    BSNL officials while in power took their work for granted,as it was safe Govt job,due to such negligence, lost power n now blame Central govt due to lack of their work attitude.

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