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EDITOR IN CHIEF- ABDULLAH BIN SALIM AL SHUEILI

Ooredoo warns tricksters, clarifies on scam calls

By Staff Reporter — MUSCAT: In the wake of growing number of scam calls to mobiles and landlines being made to trick people into sending money or giving up access to their bank accounts, Ooredoo is taking steps to raise awareness of their dangers and is working to educate customers on how to deal with this menace. Raed Dawood, director of government relations and corporate affairs, said, “I would like to remind our customers that Ooredoo never calls to ask for, check or confirm any personal, account, password or bank details. If you have won something, we will ask you for a face-to-face meeting. In fact, customers should beware of anyone calling from any company and asking for personal information, or asking them to pay a bill or settle an account.”


He added, “I advise customers to be suspicious of any person calling unexpectedly to say they have won a prize or promising them large sums of money, especially if they have not entered a competition or draw. If something seems too good to be true, it’s probably a fraud.  For reference, any prizes offered as part of an Ooredoo promotion or competition can be confirmed with our Contact Centre on 1500, or by popping in to any of our stores.” Explaining that Ooredoo is maximising its efforts to combat these calls, Dawood went on to advice customers to hang up as quickly as possible without sharing any information.


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