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NTA cautions against fake mobile calls

NTA cautions against fake mobile calls


Kathmandu, April 15

Nepal Telecommunications Authority has appealed to cell customers to not entertain any cellphone name or message from uncommon/unknown numbers originating overseas.

With cell customers of various service suppliers receiving calls, primarily missed calls, from unknown overseas numbers in current days, the telecommunications sector regulator has urged the general public to stay alert for such calls.

According to NTA, cell customers have been receiving calls, particularly from numbers resembling +442349273588 and +4874441190 in current days. Along with cellphone calls, particularly one-ring calls, cell customers obtain a subsequent message hyperlink from such numbers.

“These cellphone calls are pretend. Even I obtained such calls just lately,” Min Prasad Aryal, spokesperson for NTA, stated. While merely getting missed calls or messages from such numbers do no hurt, clients stand to lose their stability in the event that they name again or open the message hyperlink. “We have learnt that by redialling such numbers, cell customers can lose as much as $20 per minute,” stated Aryal.

It just isn’t the primary time that cell customers are receiving calls and messages from uncommon numbers. In July, cell customers had obtained cellphone calls, which have been mainly one-ring calls, from unknown numbers originating in Poland.

Cellphone subscribers had additionally obtained calls of comparable nature previously, wherein they got pretend info of successful some worldwide lottery. Some had even reported receiving verbal threats throughout such calls.

Aryal stated NTA was investigating the growing circumstances of faux calls from uncommon numbers in recent times in coordination with the Nepal Police. NTA has additionally directed telecom service suppliers to instantly block any uncommon cellphone calls inside their community.

A model of this text seems in e-paper on April 16, 2020 of The Himalayan Times.

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