Identity theft victim personally contacts us sharing his real story to help other expatriates and bring awareness among expatriates. Be aware while purchasing the new sim card from any outlets. They are authorizing by Mobily, STC, Zain, Virgin and Friendi but using the bad tricks and methods to get SIM card against your Iqama and fingerprints.
Iqama Identity theft story for SIM Card registration
Salam Alaikum! Hope everything is fine. I would like to raise a question. I know that this is off-topic but I think this matter is very important to all of us. Identity theft. I was a victim of this syndicate running their illegal business in Batha. I should not have tried but I really need the internet as we all k ow it is the only and cheapest way to communicate with our family and loved ones in our home country. So I tried to purchase data sim from one Indian Guy in Batha I still remember his face and where his stall is. After scanning my finger twice he then told me that system down when in fact I think he already activated 2 numbers from STC using my iqama. Today I went to STC office to purchase data sim and found and verified that that Indian Guy really used my iqama and my fingerprint to activate 2 numbers from STC. I need to go back again to STC to cancel the existing 2 numbers. When will the big telecom company put an end on this kind of Identity theft burdens the life of expatriates. These people are robbing the telecom company money. When will they realize that they are losing money? When will they give peace of mind to their customers?
How to protect from identity theft?
Even with advance technology and implementation of the fingerprints, still, some culprit are doing bad things to steal your identity. Registering SIM cards against your Iqama number and fingerprint without your knowlege. As the real story stating above if you are buying from the local dealer instead of official offices of Mobily, STC, Virgin, Friendi and Zain.
The recommendation is always to check monthly or quarterly if there is any SIM card additional registered on your Iqama without your acknowledge. And immediately report blocking the SIM card.
Find how many SIM card registered on your Iqama in Saudi Arabia
Refer to the previous post and online web tools provided by CITC Saudi Arabia. Giving users access to find all SIM cards registered under the same Iqama number. Here is the link for more details, Find SIM Card from CITC site.
Manually Check SIM Card Iqama registration Mobily, Zain, STC
- To check STC SIM Card via SMS confirmation.
- To Check Zain SIM Card via SMS Confirmation.
- To Check Mobily SIM Card via SMS Confirmation.