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The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the government’s telecom authority, would implement a caller identification system similar to other caller ID applications on the app store within the next three weeks. The new system will employ KYC verification to guarantee that callers’ identities are real and aren’t forged with synthetic identities.

Why KYC verification is the best suited Identity Verification

While TRAI’s new caller identity service would function similarly to other caller ID applications on the app store, the government intends to position it as a competitor to the apps, for which India has the largest market with over 220 million active users.

Other caller ID applications on the app store usually keep a database of callers based on data given by consumers and were plainly targeted. A repository that is KYC-compliant would reduce fraud and proxy calls. According to the chairwoman, the “system would permit name-appearance on a phone screen, in line with KYC performed by telecom providers in compliance with DoT standards.”

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Although the system appears to be a failsafe, it is still feasible to obtain a new mobile connection using the identity of someone else — which might be a barrier to maintaining openness under the telecom regulatory body’s planned caller identity verification system.

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How KYC Verified Caller ID will help reduce fraud calls

According to the source, the anonymous caller identity technique would also have a ripple effect, causing a clean-up of data on crowdsourcing applications with the aid of KYC. Experts feel that including KYC in the caller identification system will also help reduce spam and fraudulent calls.

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