By Shadrack Nyakoe
The key telecommunications service providers in Kenya which include Safaricom and Airtel in partnership with the communication authority of Kenya have sought update customer details and information systems to phase out scammers.
Once a person uses your national Identification Card to register a new Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card for unlawful purposes, the directorate of criminal investigations may land on you.
The following procedure will help you how many numbers are registered under your identification card and how to block the ones unknown to you.
i. Dial *106#. The USSD allows you to:
ii. Check your numbers alongside the credentials used to register it.
iii. Report unknown numbers associated with your ID.
A person who intends to register a SIM card shall provide full name, identity card, service card, passport or alien card number, date of birth, gender, physical address, postal address, where available, any other registered subscriber number associated with the subscriber.
They shall also provide an original and a copy of the national identity card, service card, passport or alien card.
According to the registration regulations any person, who knowingly provides false information to a telecommunications operator or an agent during the registration process, commits an offence.