Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian is pushing for the bill mandating registration of all users of pre-paid SIM cards in the Senate after scammers managed to charge to his credit card account an online food delivery using a prepaid mobile phone.
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Local telcos earlier estimated that the process of integration, interoperability, and other technical preparations would take some time and will make number portability services ready by the second half of 2021.
Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said a bill he has just filed may finally help stop online scams and so-called “Tapon-SIM” crimes where criminals use prepaid SIM cards that can be disposed of to throw law enforcers off their trail.
The House of Representatives has approved on second reading House Bill 7233 which seeks to require the registration of all users of SIM (subscriber identity module) cards.