Government launches Sanchar Saathi portal to track lost mobile phones and prevent frauds

The government has launched the Sanchar Saathi portal to enable users to trace and block their lost or stolen phones and prevent telecom fraud. The portal has four modules: “Central Equipment Identity Register” for blocking stolen or lost mobiles; “Know Your Mobile” to find mobile connections registered in your name; “artificial intelligence and facial recognition powered solution for telecom SIM subscriber verification” to identify fraudulent subscribers; and “Telecom Analytics for Fraud Mana­ge­ment and Consumer Protection” to check the number of mobile connections taken in a user’s name using paper-based documents.