• There is a reduction in the number of fraud cases recorded in the country.
• The public should not stop reporting any fraud numbers.
• ZICTA is happy with the number of sim cards that have been recorded and deactivated this year.
Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) has disclosed that it has deactivated over 120, 000 fraud sim cards in the last two months.
Speaking in an interview with Money FM News, Authority Public Relations Officer Hanford Chaaba revealed that in the first quarter of 2022, ZICTA deactivated about 2.1 million sim cards.
Mr. Chaaba noted that there is a reduction in the number of fraud cases recorded in the country but that the public should not stop reporting any fraud numbers.
““That is why you saw us this year recording for about 2.1 million fraud SIM cards in the first quarter of this year and those sim cards where not correctly registered and where being used for conduit for committing these frauds. And we have also in the last two months deactivated over 120, 000 numbers switching them completely off because those numbers where being used to perpetrate such kind of crimes,” Mr. Chaaba disclosed.
Mr. Chaaba added that ZICTA is happy with the number of SIM cards that have been recorded and deactivated this year, and urged subscribers to get a live facial picture of themselves and put on the database so that no one can have access to their information.
“And now we have even gone further by telling the members of the public to ensure that they get a live facial picture of themselves and put it on their data base so that no one can actually has access to their details which means that we are adding another layer of protecting your data as our consumers and that is why we are asking you to give us your details.”
“We are very happy with the numbers of sim cards that have been deactivated so far because those sim cards where being used to commit crimes and because of that we have seen a reduction in the number of fraud cases in the country.”