Nairaland Forum

Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / Login / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 1241755 members, 1647537 topics. Date: Saturday, 20 September 2014 at 10:56 AM

Fake SIM Registration Agents On The Prowl - Phones - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Science/Technology / Phones / Fake SIM Registration Agents On The Prowl (4313 Views)

Concern Mounts Over Failing SIM Registration Project / Glo Sim Registration Incentive Promotion / Pls How Can I Confirm The Status Of My Airtel & Etisalat Sim Registration (1) (2) (3) (4)

(0) (1) (Reply) (Go Down)

Fake SIM Registration Agents On The Prowl by lekanolas: 1:39pm On Dec 26, 2012
The Subscriber Identity Module registration exercise initiated by the Nigerian Communications Commission in 2011 has been hijacked by fake agents who also demand money from innocent subscribers before getting them ‘register’, National Mirror gathered yesterday.

It was learnt that following the indefinite extension of the registration of existing telecoms subscribers and the continuous registration of new SIMs, some agents registering subscribers have started taking advantage of the public by charging subscribers minimum of N100 per SIM card.

Further findings also revealed that some accredited SIM registration agents working for a particular telecoms firm disguise to register for all networks.

Explaining the new antics of the SIM registration agents to make illegal money, one of the victims explained: “I went to Iyana Ipaja Bridge in Lagos to register a SIM card for my daughter.

I had tried some other agents around who told me they only register for other networks and not Glo.

Later, I came across another agent, who told me he registers all networks. “The agent claimed that they now charge N100 for SIM registration.

Though, I didn’t want to offer money because I know personally that the SIM registration is free, but because I was in a hurry, I asked him to register it and that I would pay him the money.

“But I became suspicious as he was punching the keyboard and I had to move round to his side to see what he was typing, only then did I realise that what he had on his system was Airtel software for registration and not Glo.

That was how I got his ploy and challenged him, collected back my SIM and left.”

Another subscriber, Mr. Olawunyi Olayinka, a resident of Ojodu area of Lagos State, also disclosed a similar experience to National Mirror.

According to Olayinka, some SIM registration agents now indulge in wanton extortion from unsuspecting subscribers.

“They will tell you the operators have asked them to be charging telecoms subscribers for the registration and since there is nowhere to confirm their claim, many people would just give the money to the agent, especially when the individual who want his or her SIM card registered is in a haste to continue with their daily business routines.”

President, National Association of Telecoms Subscribers, Chief Deolu Ogunbanjo, who decried the development also called for a re-accreditation and reorientation of the SIM registration agents by their principals, the telecoms firms, while also urging the Nigerian Communications Commission, telecoms industry regulator, to design measures for dealing with such fake agents.

“There is a need for concerted efforts so that at the end of the day, some unscrupulous elements would not make a ruse of the exercise because of their selfish interests.

Measure should be taken to sift the wheat from the shafts and for the operators and the regulator to begin public awareness to let the public be aware and report cases of any agent demanding money for the registration,” he said.

Ogunbanjo said the latest development, if not checked, was capable of rendering the eventual database a ruse.

However, the President of the Association of Telecoms Companies of Nigeria, Mr. Lanre Ajayi, has absolved telecoms companies of the illegal act by some SIM registration agents.

“As we all know, no operator is collecting any money for the SIM registration exercise, In fact, the operators have spent more money than you can ever imagined in driving the process through various freebies given in promos to ensure that subscribers participate in the free exercise.

Those who are charging should be dealt with because the exercise is free,” he said.

NCC Spokesman, Mr. Reuben Muoka, also insisted that the commission had all along been vigilant of activities of some unscrupulous elements capable of discrediting the credibility of the exercise, noting that NCC would spare no efforts to bring the culprits to book.

According to him, “The registration is free and we want Nigerians to be aware of this.

NCC and the operators are not asking the agents to collect any charges from the subscribers before they register them.”

While asking members of the public not to pay any money to the registration agents, when such money is demanded, he stressed that the “SIM registration exercise is free.”

http://nationalmirroronline.net/new/fake-sim-registration-agents-on-the-prowl/
Re: Fake SIM Registration Agents On The Prowl by Francheezy(m): 2:48pm On Dec 26, 2012
yh datz tru, even at berger, dey charGe N100, t0 register...dey r xt0rt!ng m0neY 4rm cust0meRs.
Re: Fake SIM Registration Agents On The Prowl by Freezle(m): 4:56pm On Dec 26, 2012
That should be attended to before people are being mislead.
Re: Fake SIM Registration Agents On The Prowl by faporori24: 4:59pm On Dec 26, 2012
Wow 3rd to comment can that affect price of garri for market
Re: Fake SIM Registration Agents On The Prowl by sunnyp1(m): 5:01pm On Dec 26, 2012
Meaning
Re: Fake SIM Registration Agents On The Prowl by ebamma3: 5:05pm On Dec 26, 2012
I Pledge to nigeria my country to be unfaithful,disloyal and dishonest,to serve nigeria is not by force,to defend our disunity,and uphold our dishonour and unglory so help me God
Re: Fake SIM Registration Agents On The Prowl by symbian03(m): 5:05pm On Dec 26, 2012
Fourth to comment! Still hopeful :-)
Re: Fake SIM Registration Agents On The Prowl by iamswizz(m): 5:05pm On Dec 26, 2012
Hi.. I am new to dis forum.. I want to comment but i dnt knw wat 2 write... Pls wat should i do
Re: Fake SIM Registration Agents On The Prowl by sydneyobioha(m): 5:08pm On Dec 26, 2012
Fifth to comment.. Hehehehe Dancing Azonto and cramping my bottle of Alomo
Re: Fake SIM Registration Agents On The Prowl by Sholly121: 5:11pm On Dec 26, 2012
faporori24: Wow 3rd to comment can that affect price of garri for market
you are silly guy. Are you a kid?
Re: Fake SIM Registration Agents On The Prowl by Sholly121: 5:13pm On Dec 26, 2012
symbian03: Fourth to comment! Still hopeful :-)
mumu of the year

2 Likes

Re: Fake SIM Registration Agents On The Prowl by symbian03(m): 5:14pm On Dec 26, 2012
Sholly 121: mumu of the year


Your Fada!
Re: Fake SIM Registration Agents On The Prowl by faporori24: 5:14pm On Dec 26, 2012
iamswizz: Hi.. I am new to dis forum.. I want to comment but i dnt knw wat 2 write... Pls wat should i do


Go hug Transformer now nairaland mumu..... or call OBJ

2 Likes

Re: Fake SIM Registration Agents On The Prowl by Sholly121: 5:14pm On Dec 26, 2012
sydneyobioha: Fifth to comment.. Hehehehe Dancing Azonto and cramping my bottle of Alomo
nkita/aja
Re: Fake SIM Registration Agents On The Prowl by Sholly121: 5:15pm On Dec 26, 2012
sydneyobioha: Fifth to comment.. Hehehehe Dancing Azonto and cramping my bottle of Alomo
you be nkita/aja/dog
Re: Fake SIM Registration Agents On The Prowl by faporori24: 5:16pm On Dec 26, 2012
Sholly 121: you are silly guy. Are you a kid?

se this Northerner calling me a kid are you out of your senses ghraaa
Re: Fake SIM Registration Agents On The Prowl by zoomzu(f): 5:16pm On Dec 26, 2012
Well, that amounts to nothing compare to what Farouk Lawan and his gangs are doing to this country.
Re: Fake SIM Registration Agents On The Prowl by dirtymoney(m): 5:17pm On Dec 26, 2012
they have the chance to pull this, due to the poor organizational structure and shabby policies of the nigerian communication commission. The NCC is supposed to have offices in the 36 states with field officers who monitor the operations of both mobile network providers and internet service providers. Also the sales and registration of sim cards should be more coordinated and done only in designated points and n6t hawking it around like pure water.
Re: Fake SIM Registration Agents On The Prowl by Sholly121: 5:18pm On Dec 26, 2012
symbian03:


Your Fada!
Bleep you and your NaughtyPerson mama
Re: Fake SIM Registration Agents On The Prowl by symbian03(m): 5:19pm On Dec 26, 2012
faporori24:

se this Northerner calling me a kid are you out of your senses ghraaa


Free am, no be hin fault. Free 10mb wey Airtel give am go soon finish. knucklehead
Re: Fake SIM Registration Agents On The Prowl by Sholly121: 5:19pm On Dec 26, 2012
faporori24:

se this Northerner calling me a kid are you out of your senses ghraaa
your fada
Re: Fake SIM Registration Agents On The Prowl by symbian03(m): 5:21pm On Dec 26, 2012
Sholly 121: Bleep you and your NaughtyPerson mama


Thanks to Nairaland bot. Obviously the bot is wiser than you! Numskull
Re: Fake SIM Registration Agents On The Prowl by faporori24: 5:24pm On Dec 26, 2012
Sholly 121: your fada

So that Free 10mb wey Airtel give you never finished omo see what Airtel promo dey do why you give this guy free more MB now pls send this guy message now abi you dey do Airtel hacking ni LMAO
Re: Fake SIM Registration Agents On The Prowl by Sholly121: 5:27pm On Dec 26, 2012
symbian03:


Free am, no be hin fault. Free 10mb wey Airtel give am go soon finish. knucklehead
i tot you guys are old enough to post reasonable things rather than 2nd to comment, 4th to comment bla bla bla. Bunch of fools

2 Likes

Re: Fake SIM Registration Agents On The Prowl by ray502(m): 5:27pm On Dec 26, 2012
Some peeps...always finding the eazy way out to dupe unsuspecting public under the disguise of doing govt work.it is good they ve been found out.
Re: Fake SIM Registration Agents On The Prowl by faporori24: 5:29pm On Dec 26, 2012
Sholly 121: i tot you guys are old enough to post reasonable things rather than 2nd to comment, 4th to comment bla bla bla. Bunch of fools

See this Uncle Boko dey call someone else fool can you spell your name self bunch of Northerners with low life interesting.
Re: Fake SIM Registration Agents On The Prowl by symbian03(m): 5:32pm On Dec 26, 2012
Sholly 121: i tot you guys are old enough to post reasonable things rather than 2nd to comment, 4th to comment bla bla bla. Bunch of fools



lol... Odenson.

1 Like

Re: Fake SIM Registration Agents On The Prowl by Revolva(m): 5:35pm On Dec 26, 2012
I remember I did register one with fake identity - hahaa
Re: Fake SIM Registration Agents On The Prowl by sulaimon99(m): 5:39pm On Dec 26, 2012
aaaaah i tank GOD ,i almst gave a guy dat claims is registerin sim 4 100naira bt i was down dat day i didnt av anytin on me or else i would av giving him because i did nt suspect anytin .....naija .....oga ooo ..dis subsidy boys ehn..
Re: Fake SIM Registration Agents On The Prowl by Sholly121: 5:42pm On Dec 26, 2012
faporori24:

See this Uncle Boko dey call someone else fool can you spell your name self bunch of Northerners with low life. interesting.
it's like your generation is suffering from hydrocephalus. Oponu
Re: Fake SIM Registration Agents On The Prowl by charlsecy4(m): 7:02pm On Dec 26, 2012
iamswizz: Hi.. I am new to dis forum.. I want to comment but i dnt knw wat 2 write...

I will buy you a very hungry leopard.
Re: Fake SIM Registration Agents On The Prowl by bigtt76(f): 7:23pm On Dec 26, 2012
...And thereafter starts selling people's mobile numbers to telephone marketers on bulk SMS.

(0) (1) (Reply)

Is The Mtn Blackberry (bis) Plan "true" Unlimited? / How Do I Upgrade My Android Firmware / New Smartphone Market Thrives In Nigeria

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (0) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2014 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See Nairalist and How To Advertise. 218
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.