Federal police have busted a major SMS scam ring that has been duping people using big corporation names since 2006 with the arrest of 26 people at two premises in Tawau, Sabah, last week. Federal Commercial Crime Investigation Department director Datuk Koh Hong Sun, said the syndicate was believed to be responsible for 2,656 cases [...]
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RM1 for 100 SMS and they won’t expire.
The Health Ministry is introducing an SMS-based system to notify patients of their appointments to reduce queues at hospitals. Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the pilot project had been implemented at the Mamodiah Outpatient Clinic here. The queue management and appointment reminder would also send out an SMS when there are five [...]
Although all of our main mobile operators(Maxis, DiGi & Celcom) has some sort of anti-spamming and anti-spoofing solution, Malaysians are still not free from scams involving SMS. There are still a number of reports that mobile users are being charged for the content or service that they did not request. Who is supposed to take [...]
HAPPY, the no-frill prepaid service, launched by DiGi, but not by DiGi(according to the Happy team) is a move by DiGi, I mean HAPPY to dominate the Voice and SMS market in Malaysia. With 60 days validity on any reload, 1sen/sec and up to 99sen for a 45 minute call and 10sen per SMS. WHAT [...]
Since last year, there are hundreds of complaints out there from users who received SMSes or charged for SMS that they never requested, probably there are some thousand of users out there that choose to ignore these SMSes and was not aware that they were charged for it. How long will these carry on? Is [...]
Energy, Water and Communication Minister has ruled that all Celcos in the country must implement anti-spamming and anti-spoofing solution by the end of this month. Earlier MCMC has ruled that all prepaid user should have access to their bills by this month. DiGi has done it, but the remaining two telcos seems to be quite. [...]
Here are some points: 163 cases were reported since January syndicate members raked in about RM5mil a month just by sending out SMSes to the Malaysian public VICTIM receives a call that he or she has won a lucky draw by an electrical company based in Hong Kong and that he/she needs to pay a [...]
Did you read the title of this article? Read carefully.. The Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations (Fomca) wants the Government to take stronger steps in dealing with SMS-spoofing, reported by Steven Patrick,The Star. SMS Spoofing means generating fake requests for Short Message Services. In simple worlds, a mobile phone user is charged for a service [...]
Please beware of this particular SMS: “TAHNIAH. Simcard Anda Meme-nangi hadiah Cek Tunai RM.20.000 dari peraduan CELCOM Sila hubungi Call Centre : 00628194177799 Terimakasih“ Thanks to Reader, Shafie for the pointer.
1.Service Upgrade for Prepaid & Postpaid system Good isn’t good enough for us. To enhance our services further, we’re upgrading our prepaid and postpaid system today so you can enjoy the best of DiGi tomorrow. The upgrading work is set to take place from 26th – 27th June 2007, between the hours of 11 pm [...]
Mobile messaging technology enabler Macrokiosk Bhd believes its Automated Mobile XChange (AMX) solution is the answer to service problems faced by telecommunications companies and their subscribers. The product is to help telcos in the region fight unsolicited SMSes, launch their own external content provider programme, provide a content delivery mechanism, and handle number portability. It [...]
Local mobile messaging gateway provider Macrokiosk Bhd has defended itself against accusations that it is involved in the recently publicised cases of SMS spoofing. Macrokiosk is also listed three times on the MCMC (Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission) list of non-compliant content providers, which can be viewed at http://www.mcmc.gov.my/consumer/non_compliance.asp. As a result, the company has [...]
Maxis will soon implement antispamming and antispoofing solutions which it claims will lower the amount of SMS scams received by its 8.5 million customers by up to 80%. To be up and running in July, the telco has invested close to RM3.5mil in the technology that would verify the authenticity of the sender before the [...]
THE country’s largest mobile operator, Maxis Communications Bhd, aims to maintain its mobile data revenue growth this year with more content downloads and higher third-generation (3G) customer base. The company is on track to double its 3G customer base this year to more than 446,000 users. It had 380,000 active 3G users as at April [...]