The Department of Telecom (DoT) has raised concerns over a growing trend of malicious calls targeting citizens with threats of mobile service disconnection in an advisory.
The DoT, responsible for governing telecom services in the country, issued a warning to the public, alerting them to a significant uptick in such deceptive calls.
According to the advisory released on Friday, individuals have reported receiving calls where the caller claims to represent the DoT and asserts that the recipient’s mobile number will be disconnected within two hours.
The DoT, however, categorically denied making any such calls and emphasized that citizens should exercise caution if they receive such threats.
Citizens are strongly advised not to disclose any personal information if they find themselves on the receiving end of these calls.
The advisory underscores the importance of verifying the authenticity of such calls by reaching out to their respective service providers.
DoT said in a statement that it is crucial for individuals to be aware that the body does not communicate disconnection warnings via phone calls and any call making such claims should be treated as suspicious.
To further address this issue, the DoT has urged citizens to report any suspicious calls to the National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal.