The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has asked the public to immediately report suspicious text messages as phishing scams continue to proliferate.
NTC has come up with steps to protect the public from scammers. These include identifying a text scam, ignoring and reporting it, and then blocking the number and deleting the message.
“If you receive a text message coming from an unknown mobile number that contains, among others, a job offer and/or promises cash/“pabuya”/discounts which may contain a clickable weblink, this is a text scam message,” the NTC said.
Once users suspect that the message is a text scam, the NTC advised them to ignore this by not replying to the message and by not clicking the weblink, if any.
The next step is to report it by taking a screenshot of the text scam message with the mobile number of the sender and then report it to the commission.
“Once reported to the NTC, immediately block the number and delete the text scam message,” it said.
The NTC urged the public to follow these steps to avoid being victimized by fraudulent text scam message senders.