The user of OTT will also have to follow all the rules of KYC and confirm the identity etc. Action can be taken if there is laxity in this. OTT also includes WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram.
Sim card fraud will not work anymore
Now is the time when by submitting fake papers SIM card used to take Now the laws have become strict. If a person takes a SIM card by forgery, or misrepresents his identity on OTT, then strict action will be taken against him. This action can be punished with imprisonment of one year or a fine of Rs 50,000. So be careful and be careful on getting SIM or OTP. OTT In itself, platforms like WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram are also coming where you cannot fake identity. If caught doing so, he will have to face jail or fine.
A report in ‘Economic Times’ said that the Telecom Department has recently issued a draft telecommunication bill, in which the provision of SIM cards and OTT has been included. The government has taken this tough step to stop online fraud and illegal activities. There have been many such incidents in which cyber criminals took SIM cards on fake papers and carried out incidents with them. Such people also hide their real identity on the OTT app so that after committing the crime, they are saved from action.
Government strict against fraud
According to the new rule given in the bill, all telecom users should know who is calling them. That is, if someone’s call comes, then you should have complete information about it. This will help in avoiding cyber fraud. The bill states that if a person takes a telecom service and misrepresents his identity in it or gives false documents, he can be punished with imprisonment of one year or a fine of up to 50 thousand rupees. The service of that person can also be terminated. This offense has been kept in the category of cognizable offence. That is, the police can arrest such a guilty person without any warrant, he will not even need to take the permission of the court.
Identity cannot be hidden on OTT
The government is very serious about the incidents of online financial fraud and many rules have been made to prevent it. OTT has also been included in the new rule. The user of OTT will also have to follow all the rules of KYC and confirm the identity etc. Action can be taken if there is laxity in this. OTT also includes WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram. In recent times, it has been seen that rumors have been spread by misusing social media or messenger platforms like WhatsApp. Due to this, violent activities were also seen in many places. The government has brought new rules of OTT to stop this. KYC has been taken very seriously in the draft Telecom Bill.