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Help! I Bought A New SIM Card That Has Been Previously Used By Someone by Fourteen90: 8:05pm On May 22
Good evening guys, something strange happened today. I got a message from one of this betting site that I had a coupon of 1,200 that is about to expire, but I couldn't remember playing a bet on that site. Out of curiousity I had to give it a try and see using the link attached to the SMS, surprisingly it was true. I actually used the coupon but I began to wonder and tried to remember at what time did I registered on that site, so I checked the transaction history and found an account number with a particular bank, only the last four digits of the account was displayed, the account is not mine and I don't get messages from the bank or any funny call(s) yet. At that point it dawned on me that someone had previously used the supposedly new SIM card that I bought and registered around last year ending.

So my point now is this, why did this particular network re-sell a SIM card that was previously used by another person? Who knows the kind of person that had previously used the SIM card. Please NCC needs to look into this matter, before someone will buy a SIM that was previously used by a criminal, kidnappers or terrorist

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Re: Help! I Bought A New SIM Card That Has Been Previously Used By Someone by Bankowner: 8:21pm On May 22
Nobody has used the SIM card you have, the number is a reassigned number that someone has relinquished and network operators are obligated to put these numbers back into use within 90 days.

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Re: Help! I Bought A New SIM Card That Has Been Previously Used By Someone by Onyenna(m): 8:51pm On May 22
@Bankowner ....
That was how i bought an Etisalat line some years back and started getting credit alerts from two different banks i don’t use..... I was damn confused at first but then I realised someone else had used it before me. I even started getting messages from police officers. An officer once called me to congratulate me on my promotion to Inspector!!! I later stopped using the line though.....

Also, after my younger brother travelled to Canada, Mtn resold his line. Guess what?.... The new owner started recharging his line from my brother’s account. He was buying N10k credit. Sometimes N5k. My brother got several email alerts and later removed the line from his account.....

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Re: Help! I Bought A New SIM Card That Has Been Previously Used By Someone by Menogetshishi: 1:40am On May 23
Never had such experience
Re: Help! I Bought A New SIM Card That Has Been Previously Used By Someone by ryfoz(m): 2:24am On May 23
Yeah it's possible.

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Re: Help! I Bought A New SIM Card That Has Been Previously Used By Someone by DMechyy: 3:14am On May 23
Re: Help! I Bought A New SIM Card That Has Been Previously Used By Someone by MALIGNANTGuest(m): 4:34am On May 23
Normal Experience in the United States & other countries.

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Re: Help! I Bought A New SIM Card That Has Been Previously Used By Someone by MasonKendall(m): 8:30am On May 23
Been there,
Re: Help! I Bought A New SIM Card That Has Been Previously Used By Someone by Kezifils(m): 8:37am On May 23
Recycling ♻️ of numbers, I just hope it doesn't land ppl in unnecessary problem.

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Re: Help! I Bought A New SIM Card That Has Been Previously Used By Someone by directonpc(m): 8:49am On May 23
Enjoy
Re: Help! I Bought A New SIM Card That Has Been Previously Used By Someone by Homogeneositys(f): 10:30am On May 23
It is possible, like glo, they sold my number to another person, my sim card is not functioning anymore, when people call my number the number will be picked my another person

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Re: Help! I Bought A New SIM Card That Has Been Previously Used By Someone by dustmalik: 12:41pm On May 23
Recycling of domant lines is lawful. You are solely responsible for whatever happens afterwards, since it's your fault not getting it back if lost.

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Re: Help! I Bought A New SIM Card That Has Been Previously Used By Someone by Chaoswalking(m): 3:29pm On May 23
Ok

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Re: Help! I Bought A New SIM Card That Has Been Previously Used By Someone by Shuzzi(m): 3:30pm On May 23
Yeah my sis is in such situation....

She bought a new MTN sim but it turned out to be a recycled sim that has been used by one Olaniyi Taiwo......

She keeps receiving calls, text messages including the person's bank alerts (credit and debit) and transactions.
Apparently the number is registered to his bank and its still active till now.

The person is really careless he is lucky I don't engage in fraud if not eehhh. grin

I still have all his bank details including his bvn sef. tongue

Ps: If you lose your sim that is linked to your bank the best thing to do is to rush and block the account then later you can change the number and reactivate it.

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Re: Help! I Bought A New SIM Card That Has Been Previously Used By Someone by money121(m): 3:30pm On May 23
Sorry oo
Re: Help! I Bought A New SIM Card That Has Been Previously Used By Someone by ainas247: 3:30pm On May 23
cry OP OP grin grin how did you get the login details? And you use the coupon... Kontinue..

Meanwhile, rank your website to google page one and start getting organic traffic

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Re: Help! I Bought A New SIM Card That Has Been Previously Used By Someone by Tonyspecial(m): 3:30pm On May 23
Sorry oo! Pant-ami has finished u

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Re: Help! I Bought A New SIM Card That Has Been Previously Used By Someone by Cholls(m): 3:31pm On May 23
Bankowner:
Nobody has used the SIM card you have, the number is a reassigned number that someone has relinquished and network operators are obligated to put these numbers back into use within 90 days.
my brother it's was recycled

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Re: Help! I Bought A New SIM Card That Has Been Previously Used By Someone by Samuel1402(m): 3:31pm On May 23
Ok
Re: Help! I Bought A New SIM Card That Has Been Previously Used By Someone by MunchHouse: 3:31pm On May 23
Nigeria shaa


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Re: Help! I Bought A New SIM Card That Has Been Previously Used By Someone by b3llo(m): 3:32pm On May 23
Once bought an Airtel line unknown to me it was a recycled line. I stopped using it when some international n local numbers started calling me to remind me of certain deals.

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Re: Help! I Bought A New SIM Card That Has Been Previously Used By Someone by ojesymsym: 3:32pm On May 23
90 days? Is that not too short. That is just 3 months.
Bankowner:
Nobody has used the SIM card you have, the number is a reassigned number that someone has relinquished and network operators are obligated to put these numbers back into use within 90 days.

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Re: Help! I Bought A New SIM Card That Has Been Previously Used By Someone by Chinekewinner: 3:32pm On May 23

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Re: Help! I Bought A New SIM Card That Has Been Previously Used By Someone by Ugandatales: 3:33pm On May 23
dustmalik:
Recycling of domant lines is lawful. You are solely responsible for whatever happens afterwards, since it's your fault not getting it back if lost.

Hmm
Re: Help! I Bought A New SIM Card That Has Been Previously Used By Someone by rawtouch: 3:33pm On May 23
grin

it's a recycled number
Re: Help! I Bought A New SIM Card That Has Been Previously Used By Someone by Nobody: 3:34pm On May 23
grin.. Don't worry the Network , Ncc , EFCC and other relevant agencies are fully aware of the Time the line was reallocated to you ! So calm down !
Investigation of any crime before it was reallocated to you will not affect you !
But new crime committed after that .........

NA Your Nyash e go Jammmmm grin grin grin

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Re: Help! I Bought A New SIM Card That Has Been Previously Used By Someone by openmine(m): 3:34pm On May 23
return the sim card and buy from a known network provider establishment instead of those road side quaks!
Re: Help! I Bought A New SIM Card That Has Been Previously Used By Someone by tunary(m): 3:35pm On May 23
If you don't want trouble you better return it before they track you with it.

Registered Sims can put one into big problem especially time like this where fraud is rampant

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Re: Help! I Bought A New SIM Card That Has Been Previously Used By Someone by TVTKOKO(m): 3:36pm On May 23
Presently going through similar problem.
The sim I've been using all my life just all of a sudden started storing strange contacts.
Detected it when i was using Whatsapp. I wanted to limit my status views and then boom!i began to see strange contacts i never stored!
Hmmm!!

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