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DoT to telecom companies: Block calls originating from these numbers

by hrithik singh t
DoT to telecom companies

DoT to telecom companies

DoT to telecom companies

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has issued a warning to the public regarding fraudulent calls from international numbers that are spreading false information about Indian stock exchanges. The DoT has advised individuals to report any such instances to their telecom service providers. The purpose of these malicious calls, according to an official statement, is to create panic.These calls, DoT said, seem to have been initiated by anti-national elements.

DoT tells telecom companies to block calls

The telecom department has also instructed telecom companies — Airtel, Reliance Jio, Vodafone-Idea and BSNL — to block calls originating from these suspicious numbers.
In a recent post on X (formerly Twitter), the DoT alerted the public about these fraudulent calls that are originating from international numbers. According to a social media alert from the DoT, the recorded message in these calls advises people to sell Indian stocks before March 12. It further claims that the stock market in India (Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange) will face imminent destruction.
In response to these malicious calls, the DoT release stated, “Individuals who receive such calls are advised to report them to the DoT at help-sancharsaathi@gov.in or to their telecom service providers.”

FAQ:

Q: What is the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) warning about regarding international calls?

A: The DoT has issued a warning to the public about fraudulent calls from international numbers spreading false information about Indian stock exchanges. These calls are aimed at creating panic and are believed to be initiated by anti-national elements.

Q: Which telecom companies have been instructed to block calls originating from suspicious numbers?

A: The telecom department has instructed Airtel, Reliance Jio, Vodafone-Idea, and BSNL to block calls originating from these suspicious international numbers.

Q: How can individuals report instances of fraudulent calls to the DoT or their telecom service providers?

A: Individuals who receive such calls are advised to report them to the DoT at help-sancharsaathi@gov.in or to their respective telecom service providers.

 

 

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