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Online shopper. There are risks associated with online buying and selling which one needs to be careful about.

Today, being an online trader or digital shopper only requires one to have a smartphone, internet connection, a convenient social media platform and some products to sell or to buy.

One of the major hindrances to e-commerce across the world is inadequate online payment systems. In Kenya, however, mobile payment platforms have placed the East African nation at the top of other global economies. For this and many other reasons, Kenya is ranked third in Africa after Nigeria and South Africa, in terms of online shopping volumes, according to an article published in the Daily Nation last year.

All said and done, while you enjoy the convenience of online shopping, doing so comes with risks that can frustrate the modern way of shopping, leaving consumers and dealers vulnerable to the antics of online criminals.

ZICTA has since reiterated that the members of the public should at all costs desist from buying already registered SIM cards as such is against the law and anyone found wanting risks being prosecuted.

Chaaba revealed that so far, ZICTA has encountered situations where innocent people have been implicated in investigations due to owning SIM cards that were once used by criminals.

ZICTA confirmed with Zambian Business Times that the SIM cards that will not be claimed within 90 days after deactivation will be allocated to other new users. The Authority has since appealed to members of the public to take time to regularise their SIM card registration to avoid losing their contact numbers and for the country to have a clean database.