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UK government rings the death knell for SIM farms

November 29, 2023

The UK government plans to introduce new legislation to ban SIM farms, which it views as a widely abused means for carrying out cyber fraud.

Upon introduction of the criminal offense, violating it will incur a penalty of an unlimited fine, the government said.

SIM farms are defined as devices that can hold four or more SIM cards while having the ability to make phone calls and send texts. They are often associated with groups that send spam texts and other types of bulk messages to scam people.

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