Unwanted phone calls, including robocalls, telemarketer calls, and ad campaigns, have been annoying and are customers’ top complaints. On average, most users receive at least one fraudulent call or one spam call in a day.,,,,,
In the past few years, telemarketers have upped their game by disguising their spam with local, genuine-looking phone numbers. Sometimes they call you to convince you into buying something silly like a slimming belt. At other times it is some nonsense about unpaid taxes, overdue credit card bills, or a lost debit card. In any case, these calls have become an inconvenience for the majority of people.
However, most people don’t know that they can register to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority’s (PTA) Do Not Call Register (DNCR) service.
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📞To block telemarketing communication, register your number on the Do not Call Register (DNCR)
SMS ‘Reg’ to 3627
📨 To block spamming, type spammer’s number, give a space, paste the received message & SMS to 9000.
❓To block obnoxious/unknown calls and SMSs, dial *420# or 420. pic.twitter.com/cXLiTTweUZ
— PTA (@PTAofficialpk) January 24, 2021
The system was first introduced in 2015 to help people avoid unwanted ads and robocalls. To deny unwanted ads/promotional messages by the operator, all you have to do is register in “Do Not Call Register” by typing “reg” and sending it to “3627”.
Moreover, if you want to report unsought communication by individuals, send the received message with the source number to “9000,” and the number will be added to your blocked list.