(Yangon, 9th October, 2018) Myanmar’s operators, MPT, Ooredoo, Telenor and Mytel have teamed-up to increase awareness of various types of telecommunications scams and educate all mobile phone users. Mobiles phones are now capable of holding a lot of sensitive information, such as access to personal data, mobile banking applications and phone balances. It’s more important than ever to know how to keep data on your mobile phone secure.
With the high penetration of mobile phones, Myanmar has risen to become an attractive target for both national and international criminals. These criminals are taking advantage of the genuine and trusting nature of Myanmar people to commit theft and fraud. Protecting customers from mobile phone scams remain a top priority for all Myanmar operators. At the same time it is important that users know how to identify fraud and what measures they can take to protect themselves.
Can you recognize scam phone calls and understand how scammers trick people?
Mobile phone fraud involves a variety of different scams that persuade you to:
There are a variety of frauds that target you on your mobile phone. Over the last few weeks, the “missed call“ and “smishing” scams have been on the rise.
“Missed call” scam
“Customer care” or ‘Winning lottery”
Protect yourself and your mobile from fraud
It is increasingly important that all mobile phone users raise awareness on how to protect themselves and their mobile from fraud and other criminal acts as each individual subscriber is responsible for keeping their personal information secure. To help all users, the mobile operators in Myanmar have jointly provided the following advice
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