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
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