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PTA Warns Public Against Fake DIRBS Messages

PTA Warns Public Against Fake DIRBS Messages That Hack Accounts.

Beware of Phony Phone Fraud: PTA Warns of Fake DIRBS Messages

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is raising the alarm about fake messages circulating on WhatsApp, social media, and SMS, claiming to be from their Device Identification Registration & Blocking System (DIRBS).

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These deceiving messages aim to steal your personal information, so stay vigilant!

The Scam:

These messages come in two flavors:

  • “Suspicious Activity” Trap: You receive a supposed official warning that your SIM card is involved in “suspicious activities” and prompts you to check your SIM count via a provided link.
  • “Registration Suspension” Scare: A fake threat claims your phone registration will be suspended unless you visit a provided link.

Don’t Be Fooled!

These links are malicious scams designed to steal your personal information. Don’t click!

Protect Yourself:

  • Never click links from unknown numbers/senders.
  • Report such phone numbers/links for blocking through PTA’s complaint management system.
  • Check your device status only through official channels:
    • Visit the DIRBS website.
    • SMS “IMEIs” to 8484 from your device.
    • Use the official Device Verification App (available on Google Play Store and Apple App Store).


  • Be cautious and skeptical of unsolicited messages claiming to be from PTA.
  • Prioritize using PTA’s official platforms and shortcodes for accurate information and secure services.
  • Share this information with your friends and family to keep everyone safe from these deceptive scams.

By staying informed and cautious, we can all protect ourselves from online criminals. Don’t let your personal information become their next victim!

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