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Posted On: 7 December 2008 02:19 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

Vodafone caution against tricksters

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THE public in Qatar should be on their guard and not get tricked into disclosing their personal details to anonymous callers who pose as representatives of Vodafone, the new entrant to the telecommunication market in Qatar, says a report published in the local Arabic daily Arrayah. The report quotes the operations manager of Vodafone, Mathew Harrison, who was reacting to a complaint from a Qatari national stating that a person posing himself as a Vodafone representative had called him several times to inform him that he had won seven air tickets for a to and fro journey to an Arab city with hotel expenses paid for 15 days. The caller was pestering for the personal details including ID number and bank account details in order to transfer the cost of the air tickets. “Responding to such tricksters can be disastrous,” said Harrison. “There are many impostors trying to make use of Vodafone name and promising the public of many prizes and gifts. Anyone who receives such calls should immediately inform the supreme council of information and communication technology (ictQATAR) to enable them to take necessary action,” he said. “We shall be handling such problems ourselves as soon as we set up our customer service centre,” added Harrison.