NCC to sanction telecoms companies for “call masking”

NCC to sanction telecoms companies for “call masking”

NCC to sanction telecoms companies for "call masking"

The Nigerian Communication Fee has mentioned that it’s going to impose applicable sanctions on any telecoms operator that enables the unlawful masking of worldwide calls.

Name masking refers to termination of worldwide calls with native phone numbers displayed on a receiver’s cellphone display.

Alhaji Ismail Adedigba, Deputy Director, Client Affairs Bureau of NCC advised Information Company of Nigeria in Yenagoa on Friday that the development was unlawful and fraudulent.

He mentioned:

NCC is concentrated on the safety of shoppers within the telecommunications house in Nigeria and the event of the sector over time has thrown up up to date challenges within the business like name masking.

We’ve got outlawed it and we encourage subscribers who obtain worldwide calls with native numbers displaying on their cellphone screens to report to us in NCC by calling our toll free quantity 622.

Calls to 622, are without charge, we anticipate them to give us the quantity displayed in order that we will hint the erring operator for applicable regulatory sanctions.

Our regulatory mandate consists of client safety and to protect them from market exploitation and fraud.

He mentioned that the NCC was working to purchase applicable applied sciences to nip name masking within the bud somewhat than depend on subscribers experiences.

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