Public service: PTA wants you to report spam SMS and calls

PTA warns marketers to desist sending unconsented, unwanted, fraudulent, misleading, spam and/or illegal SMS.


M Mathar August 19, 2011

Through a public notice in newspapers, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has warned marketers to desist sending unconsented, unwanted, fraudulent, misleading, spam and/or illegal SMS messages or calls to mobile phone consumers.

PTA said that those who will not stop doing so may face legal consequences according to the law.

In the same notice, PTA has asked consumers to report any such spam message/calls to PTA.

How to report spam/unwanted SMS/calls

If you receive any spam message or call that you did not subscribe to, or any call/SMS that you do not wish to receive again, SMS the following details to ‘9000’:

 

  • Sender’s cell number

  • Your cell number

  • Any details that you may want to add


Send this information to 9000 for PTA response.

Note: Charges for sending an SMS to 9000 are 10 paisas (including tax).

A version of this post appeared on ProPakistani.pk

COMMENTS (13)

Ben Miller | 10 years ago | Reply

The PTA is doing great work, but they can only be effecctive as the borders they control. They (and Warid, uPhone, and Zong), should join up with the GSMA's anti-spamming service - http://www.gsmworld.com/our-work/mobilelifestyle/spam/spamreporting.htm. I recently spoke to them about it and they are in the process of launching several markets around the globe. I like that they are using 7726 (spam) as a reporting shortcode too...its simple and easy to remember.

abdussamad | 10 years ago | Reply

I would like to report Zong, not only for spamming, me but also for ignoring my request to stop spamming me. Also, I would like to report Zong for selling my phone number to telemarketers.

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