Over 13,000 mobile phones found running on same IMEI, manufacturer booked

A case of fraud has been registered against the mobile phone manufacturing company and its service centre, the police said.

Published: 05th June 2020 01:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th June 2020 01:00 AM   |  A+A-

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MEERUT: Meerut Police on Thursday claimed that around 13,500 mobile phones in the country are running on the same IMEI, the number used to identify the device.

A case of fraud has been registered against the mobile phone manufacturing company and its service centre, the police said.

The matter surfaced, after police personnel gave his mobile phone to the staff at cyber crime cell for examination, as the new phone was not working properly despite being repaired, Meerut SP (city) Akhilesh N Singh said.

The cyber cell found that the around 13,500 other mobile phones are also running on the same International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) as that of the police personnel's phone, the superintendent of police said.

He said the matter is a serious security issue.

Prima facie it appears to be negligence on part of the mobile phone company and criminals can use it to their advantage, Singh said.

He said a case has been registered under relevant sections of the law at Medical police station and a team of experts has been called to look into the matter.

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    I guess it's vivo
    1 month ago reply
  • SC Saxena

    Name mobile company.Then it's reputation.
    1 month ago reply
  • Baburao

    What was the mobile company? Why do ypu hide?...
    1 month ago reply
    • akash

      it is the chinese one VIVO
      1 month ago reply
    • Raja

      I think it is VIVO
      1 month ago reply
  • Dj

    What is the manufacturer's name?
    1 month ago reply
  • Tera baap

    Mobile Phone company name didn't mentioned..!
    1 month ago reply
  • Ebin

    Which mobile company?
    1 month ago reply
  • anonymous

    what is that imei
    1 month ago reply
  • Him

    Which company phone? Why that hasn't been revealed
    1 month ago reply
  • Varthini Priya

    Why the name of company is not mentioned in news??
    1 month ago reply
  • Prakash M.S

    If you don't have guts to publish mobile manufacturing companies name don't write the news.
    1 month ago reply
  • Sachin

    instead of writing vague articles on something happened
    1 month ago reply
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