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DoT Scam Alert: Govt warns people of scam calls impersonating officials from DoT, How to stay safe

According to the DoT, it is not authorised for anyone to make these calls on its behalf. It has also urged consumers to exercise caution and encouraged them not to disclose any information about receiving these calls.

DoT Scam Alert: According to a statement released on Friday, calls citizens get pretending to be Department of Telecom officials and threatening to cut off their connections are scams designed to obtain personal data and commit financial fraud. In this article, we will tell you all you need to know about this scam and how to stay safe.

Govt warns people of scam calls impersonating officials from DoT

Scammers have been using the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) label to send spam to customers, threatening to disconnect their mobile phones or use them for unlawful purposes. An alert has been released by the Ministry of Communications and the Department of Telecommunication in response to this matter, stating that the DoT does not permit anyone to make these calls on its behalf.

These spam callers attempt to obtain people’s personal information in order to sell it unlawfully or use it fraudulently. Thus, it is imperative that we all remain attentive and aware of these fraudulent calls.

How to stay safe?

In order to stop the misuse of telecom resources, DoT advises reporting such fraudulent communications via the Sanchar Saathi portal’s “Chakshu-Report Suspected Fraud Communications” feature.

“The DoT has advised citizens to report such fraud communications at the ‘Chakshu-Report Suspected Fraud Communications’ facility of the Sanchar Saathi portal. Such proactive reporting helps the DoT in prevention of misuse of telecom resources for cyber-crime, financial frauds, etc,” the statement said.

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