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Fiji police warn residents of text message scam

As reported by the Consumer Council of Fiji has warned mobile phone users to be aware of scam text messages providing unknown overseas phone numbers with 881 as the area code. Council’s chief executive officer Premila Kumar said in a statement the council received a complaint where a mobile user received five text messages from an overseas number informing the consumer to call free on 00881842011218 for a last chance to get a cheque of $15,000. Read Article

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Sim card smuggling costs Saudi telecom companies billions each year

As reported by, the decision of the Communications and Information Technology Commission to ban free roaming services on Saudi SIM cards is meant to stop the smuggling of a great many Saudi SIM cards to the various markets by expat workers, informed sources in the communications industry said. Read Article

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Three men arrested over text scams in Abu Dhabi reported that three men have been arrested for their involvement in two separate cases of mobile phone fraud in which they allegedly sent text-messages to members of the public informing them they had won a prize, Abu Dhabi Police said on Saturday. Read Article

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Cell Phone Scam

A new scam has many people seeing some alarming charges on their cell phone bill. AOL News says it’s the work of hackers who are using instructions available online and software costing less than $100. Read Article

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