DTI Pushes SIM Card Registration to Avert Fake Booking on Delivery Apps

DTI Claims SIM Card Registration Can Prevent Fake Delivery Booking Incidents

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is pushing the adaptation of SIM Card registration after the rising cases of fake booking via delivery apps.

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez is pushing for the adoption of the SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card registration mechanism to prevent the increasing incidents of fake booking through delivery apps.

DTI SIM Card Registration
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Registration of cellphone cards or SIM cards, according to his remark during the state-run PTV’s Laging Handa briefing, is one of their proposals to track down fraudsters.

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End-users of prepaid SIM cards will be required to show a valid ID and photo, as well as sign a control-numbered registration form provided by the purchased SIM card’s service provider.

In May 2018, the House of Representatives passed its version of the bill on the third and final reading. The DTI, according to Lopez, is encouraging people to use online payment platforms as another method to combat fake bookings.

Fake delivery bookings for P15,000 worth of food recently victimized a family in Quezon City, forcing them and their neighbors to pay for things none of them had ordered. Rosmar Tan, a female vlogger, was also a victim of a fake delivery booking and was forced to pay nearly P15,000 for things she didn’t order.

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