Through a public notice in newspapers, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has warned marketers to desist sending unconsented, unwanted, fraudulent, misleading, spam and/or illegal SMS messages or calls to mobile phone consumers.
In the same notice, PTA has asked consumers to report any such spam message/calls to PTA.
How to report spam/unwanted SMS/calls
If you receive any spam message or call that you did not subscribe to, or any call/SMS that you do not wish to receive again, SMS the following details to ‘9000’:
- Sender’s cell number
- Your cell number
- Any details that you may want to add
Send this information to 9000 for PTA response.
Note: Charges for sending an SMS to 9000 are 10 paisas (including tax).