Voda­fone: Be­ware Of Viber Hoax Calls

Fiji Sun - - Nation - ARISHMA DEVI-NARAYAN

Voda­fone Fiji has urged its cus­tomers to ex­er­cise cau­tion and not re­spond to any hoax calls or mes­sages from un­known sources and par­ties. This af­ter it was brought to their no­tice that re­cently their cus­tomers had been re­ceiv­ing Viber calls from a num­ber +6799200000, which claimed to be call­ing from Voda­fone.

The caller in­forms the call re­ceiver that he or she has won a lot­tery. Head of Voda­fone ECom­merce and Cor­po­rate, Shailen­dra Prasad said: “Voda­fone wishes to ad­vise that these are hoax calls and mes­sages sent through Viber are with an in­ten­tion to de­fraud cus­tomers. “We ad­vise all our cus­tomers not to re­ply or take calls and/or Viber mes­sages from strangers. “The sim­ple test that cus­tomers can take is ask­ing them­selves: Have I par­tic­i­pated in any such com­pe­ti­tion of lot­tery to have won such a prize?

“If the an­swer is no, then you should know that there is some ul­te­rior mo­tive be­hind such a call or mes­sage. “Viber is third party Over the Top (OTT) app not within the con­trol of net­work op­er­a­tors and con­sumers are ad­vised to make them­selves aware of the risks as­so­ci­ated with us­ing such third party ap­pli­ca­tions.”

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

The missed call from the uniden­ti­fied num­ber.

Head of Voda­fone E-Com­merce and Cor­po­rate, Shailen­dra Prasad.

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