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Colombia to launch stolen mobile phone verification tool

Monday 4 July 2016 | 14:59 CET | News
Colombia's Commission for Communications Regulation (CRC) has partnered with GSMA Latin America to combat trafficking of stolen mobile phones by providing users with a platform to check if a device has been reported stolen worldwide. The database will be added to CRC's website within 60 days, giving users the opportunity to type in the device's IMEI to check whether it's on the GSMA's "black list" of reported stolen phones. The GSMA has already helped to launch the tool in other Latin American countries such as Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Brazil.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Communications Regulatory Commission (CRC)
Countries: Colombia
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