What is behind the free SIM cards
What is hidden behind the free SIM cards that are distributed in public places?
As it turned out, this is a new way of fraud, and how it works, read on.
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Here in this form, these Sims are generously distributed in crowded places, where there is a large traffic of people and most of them are visitors.
It looks like a regular SIM card. Phone number, even the fare is written "Welcome." The balance of the SIM card is zero. On the reverse side are written the rates at which guest workers can call home with significant discounts.
Thirst for freebies, "Take-take, give two, no three!" wins. And the new owner is already stuffing the chip into his smartphone. I took a similar sim card, and considering that there are attributes of one company on it, I went to the nearest communications office.
The first phrase that was said to me, on presentation of a SIM card, sounded exactly like this: “Hmm, this is not our swindlers, throw it away quickly.” I say, what's the catch? And the girl in a striped tie told me a little about these SIM cards: "By law, all SIM cards must be registered on an identity document, as we seeThis card does not require registration, inserted into the phone, put money and communicate. Only consumers do not take into account the fact that if it does not require registration, it means that it is already registered to someone. There are characters, which are decorated with 100 rooms and more. The law does not prohibit it. The law allows the owner of the numbers to use their electronic balance remotely, through a personal account on the Internet, for example ... the hint is clear? ". I realized that his account was zero, and so on.
Part two. Let Simka is registered to someone, but they won't charge me)
For many, conspiracy is the meaning of life, because the insidious KGB, now the FSB, is only engaged in wiretapping and direction finding of our conversations.
I give the SIM card to a good friend of the programmer to learn. Two hours later, I receive a call: "Count up, 3G, 4G flies amazingly. The smartphone loads pages at the speed of the optical fiber. But Simka has already been produced with a very cool virus." Oops, that's what interested me. And since I myself am not a programmer, I will convey this in Russian, as he told me. "This virus immediately after installation in the smartphone is embedded in it.even if you then throw in a sim card as unnecessary, the virus will perfectly exist in the smartphone. The virus creates an admission from outside to social network accounts, and secondly, if financial transactions and payments are made through an infected smartphone, then forgive money in an unknown direction. "After thinking a little bit, I presented. There is no registration and a patent for a job. He sends money from a smartphone to his large family via Internet banking to his home country, but the family does not receive money, and the balance on the card does not guarantee that the sender has bread on the table. without documents, he will not go to the police to say that he was robbed by the swindlers. who just came to conquer Moscow. The moral of this investigation is, do not get fooled, thinking that you have acquired something good for free, you risk losing a lot. As you know, free cheese is only in a mousetrap.Imagine the situation, 100 people replenished the account by 300 rubles, already 30,000 rubles in the hands of crooks. I note that there are up to 10,000 such SIM cards per day, so think about whether the villains have money to make another batch of free cards, but already to other operators.