The registration update of prepaid cell phones started in April only for numbers of the DDD 62. Starting this Wednesday (31), the second stage of the process begins in 10 states: Acre, Distrito Federal, Goiás, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Rondônia, Tocantins and Santa Catarina. The measure comes after Anatel changes the rules for registering mobile phones.
TIM, Vivo, Claro, Oi, Nextel and other operators will contact customers who have incomplete registration or inconsistencies via SMS. You will need to provide your full name, CPF (in case of individuals), full address and zip code. Whoever does not make this update within the period stipulated by the operator will have their line blocked, and may even be canceled if the registration is not regularized.
The Prepaid Registration Project must reach the rest of the country as of September 2, if it is not postponed. A second phase will begin in March 2020, in which mobile operators will adopt a new registration model for prepaid chip activations.
Measure combats activation fraud with third party CPF
One of the main motivations for re-registering prepaid cell phones is fraud prevention. Currently, several chips are improperly activated with third party data, since only the CPF number is required.
A survey by the Civil Police of São Paulo identified that 90% of 500 phone lines used by criminals were in the name of a person with no connection to the crime, but whose data was used in the registration of the cell phone.
The operators proposed the creation of a system that allows consulting the lines registered in a CPF number, as well as the validation of the registration by biometrics. Currently, to find out which lines are linked to a CPF, it is necessary to consult each of the operators.