U Mobile, Celcom, Maxis and others got fined by MCMC for fake prepaid SIM card registration, totaling up to RM700,000


Today, we saw an interesting tweet from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) about fake prepaid SIM card registration. Apparently, these fake prepaid SIM cards came from U Mobile, Celcom, Tune Talk, Maxis, YTL Communications and Tone Plus without verifying user information. 

Of course, MCMC took action and issued a fine totalling up to RM700,000 to the local telcos that were mentioned. U Mobile recorded the highest compound with a fine of RM250,000 (#oof), followed by Celcom and Tune Talk with RM150,000 each, then Maxis for RM100,000. For your information, a SIM card registration must go through using an encrypted and secured automated platform so that we won't get spams from unknown messages and callers. 

Furthermore, the MCMC stated that an individual is also not allowed to have more than 5 SIM cards. Well, if you have been receiving spams, now you know why. Stay tuned for more trending tech news at TechNave.com.