As of October this year, 1,377,862 prepaid lines were detected to have dubious registration details, Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said.
He said of the total, 920,217 lines had been terminated and 457,645 had been updated with valid information.
In line with the industry regulation he said, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) conducts data verification audit with the National Registration Department (JPN) to check on the accuracy and validity of the records of subscribers to ensure all active numbers are properly verified.
“This is to prevent misuse by irresponsible parties for the purpose of fraud and the likes,” he said during oral question-and- answer session in the Dewan Rakyat today.
He said this in response to a question from Datuk Mohamad Alamin (BN-Kimanis) on the ministry’s initiative to prevent the public from becoming cyber fraud victims via use of unauthentic applications and phone calls. ― Bernama via Malay Mail