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UAE warns residents against sharing SIM cards

Sharing a SIM card registered in your name with someone else will not only expose you to fraud, it could even land you in legal trouble, authorities have warned.

Residents must not buy SIM cards and give them to other, nor allow someone else to use SIM cards registered in their names. If a crime is committed using the number, it will lead back to the person in whose name the SIM is registered. It may take time to prove that the card was being used by someone else.

The official said there have been multiple incidents where a SIM card was used to facilitate a crime without the owner’s knowledge – all because he or she shared their SIM card with a colleague or friend, or failed to dispose it off properly.


Khaleej Times

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