Mobile phone warning from an expert: Phones entering our country illegally are being cloned

Assoc. Prof. stated that the mobile phones entering Turkey illegally were cloned. Dr. Ali Murat Kırık warned citizens to “be careful against thieves”. Kırık emphasized the importance of destroying the IMEI number found in the phone boxes.

Marmara University Faculty of Communication faculty member and digital communication researcher Assoc. Dr. Ali Murat Kırık warned citizens that phones entering our country illegally were cloned and said that they should be careful against theft.

In the news in DHA, Kırık said that after a while, those who used cloned phones received messages from the Information Technologies and Communication Authority (BTK) and said:

“Then you learn that your phone has been cloned. If it does not have a postpaid bill after the sale, it is too late and your phone may become unusable because it has been cloned. When purchasing a phone, it must be bought with a postpaid payment and from a known place.”

Assoc. Dr. He said that if broken, cloned phones fall into the hands of a criminal person or persons, real IMEI owners may become criminals and that one should be very careful. Kırık said that when phones malfunction, it is best to take them to an authorized technical service or a very reliable repairman, so that the IMEI does not fall into other hands.

MAKE SURE TO DESTROY THE IMEI PART ON YOUR PHONE BOX

Kınık said about first-hand phone purchases, “The IMEI number is stuck on the boxes of these phones. We must either tear them or scratch them with a pen to an imperceptible level. If we do not do this and put them in random places or throw them away, there may be a big problem when these people get their hands on them. It is registered in your name.” “When the phone’s IMEI is cloned to another phone, it may cause problems for the bill holder. In other words, the IMEI number means the Turkish ID number. In other words, we should protect the phone IMEIs in the same way as we protect the Turkish ID number,” he said.

Source: https://www.aksam.com.tr/teknoloji/uzmanindan-cep-telefonu-uyarisi-kacak-yollarla-ulkemize-giren-telefonlari-klonlaniyor/haber-1118949

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