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Relief from fake international phone calls soon, govt issues instructions

In a move to curb widespread cyber fraud targeting citizens, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has issued new directives to telecom service providers to block malicious international calls that appear to come from Indian mobile numbers. The order comes in the wake of a surge in reports of fraudsters making international calls to Indians while displaying local mobile numbers through caller ID spoofing. This tactic has enabled scammers to impersonate government agencies, law enforcement,...

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