ISPR cautions public on receiving calls from army impersonators

Published: June 25, 2018
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The military's media wing requests public not to respond to such calls, and report them immediately. PHOTO: FILE

The military's media wing requests public not to respond to such calls, and report them immediately. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) cautioned the general public on Monday to be aware of telephone calls from those impersonating as army officials.

“There are reports of fake telephone calls being made to general public by individuals impersonating as Pakistan armed forces officials,” stated the military’s media wing in a press release on Monday titled ‘public awareness information.

“The impersonators try to seek personal details like CNIC [Computerised National Identity Card], bank accounts etc on the pretext of census verification etc,” the ISPR said. “Please be aware that no such calls are being made from Pakistan armed forces.”

People warned against sharing personal details with fake army officials

The military’s media wing further said “public is requested not to respond to such calls, and immediately report the same on our emergency help line UAN 1135 and 1125.”

Earlier in January, warned the people against sharing personal details with fraudsters impersonating as army officials. It said the impersonators sought personal details including CNIC and bank accounts on the pretext of census verification.

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