Government sets up Digital Intelligence Unit to deal with pesky calls, mobile frauds


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Recently, Telecom Minister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad chaired a high-level meeting to address the rising concerns of financial frauds, unsolicited messages. As a result, a Nodal agency, named Digital Intelligence Unit (DIU) will be set up, which will coordinate with various LEAs, Financial Institutions, and telecom service providers in investigating any fraudulent activity involving telecom resources.

At the License Service Area level, Telecom Analytics for Fraud Management and Consumer Protection (TAFCOP) system will also be created.

In the meeting, the Minister of Communication directed the officials to take strict action against the telemarketers and individuals involved in the harassment of telecom subscribers.

According to the minister, clear directions were issued to the officials to take strict and tangible action to stop such activities immediately.

Mr.Prasad also directed the officials of DoT to conduct a meeting with Telecom Service Providers (TSPs) and Tele-Marketers to apprise them of the seriousness of the issue and to ensure the compliance of laid down rules and procedures in this regard.

In case of any violation, it was proposed to impose a Financial penalty against the telemarketers including disconnection of resources in case of repetitive violations.

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