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Block 34,700 subscribers, distribute spam calls, block 9 million fake calls


According to the representative of the Telecommunications Department, the Ministry of Information and Communications, in the last 3 months, the operators have locked the way with 34,700 subscribers spreading spam calls, and prevented over 9 million fake calls.

According to the Telecommunications Department, last time, the blocking of spam calls has been done relatively well by the network operators. (Illustration)

Locking the outgoing direction of more than 16,000 subscribers spreading spam calls in September

The above information has just been shared by the representatives of the Department of Telecommunications, the Ministry of Information and Communications at the signing ceremony of the program to improve the effectiveness of state management of post, telecommunications and digital infrastructure development in the period 2020 – 2025 between the Department. TT&TT Hanoi with the Central Post Office, the Telecommunications Department.

Emphasizing spam calls, fake calls are a global problem that has emerged in Vietnam in recent years, said the representative of the Telecommunications Department, following the instructions of the leaders of the Ministry of Information and Communications, the Department has implemented synchronously. many solutions to solve this problem.

The prevention of spam calls is centralized by telecommunications businesses according to a closed process with 4 steps: Identifying subscribers who suspect of spreading spam calls; Verify if it was a spam call or not; Prevent; Customer care, complaint handling.

Over the past time, this has been done relatively well by the network operators, with satisfactory results. From July 2020 up to now, the after-way operators have dialed more than 34,700 subscribers; Only in September 2020, the operators blocked 16,288 subscribers.

Explaining the situation of still spam calls, the representative of the Telecommunications Department said that the main reason was that the coordination of people was not good.

In the process of authenticating spam calls, the network operator will text or call people to ask if it is a spam call or not. But the percentage of people coordinating to authenticate is low, only 5-7%, meaning that when the network operator sends about 100 verification messages, only 5-7 people answer.

“To solve the problem, the Telecommunications Department and businesses are increasing propaganda so that the proportion of people coordinating in authenticating spam calls is higher. Besides, technically, we also run the sharing network operators to deploy to prevent inter-network spam calls expected from next week ”, the representative of the Telecommunications Department shared.

More information about the new point in the process of handling spam calls, the representative of the Telecommunications Department said that so far, the prevention of spam calls has been implemented by operators in coordination with regulators to take measures. technology and according to the provisions of the Law on the Protection of the interests of consumers. Here, in accordance with the new Decree 91/2020, effective from October 1, 2020, there will be an additional mechanism to prevent spam calls.

Regarding the results of preventing fake calls, according to the Telecommunications Department, from July up to now, the operators have blocked over 9 million fake calls. Particularly in September 2020, 4 operators prevented 3.3 million fake calls.

A good signal, according to the representative of the Telecommunications Department, thanks to the active operators sending propaganda messages every month, reminding subscribers to be alert to fake calls, the proportion of people answering phone numbers. Strange phone number has decreased from about 40% in months of 6.7 / 2020 to below 10% today. Recorded cases of reporting fake calls to the police also decreased by 70%.

Hanoi wants to be deployed to combat spam messages and calls

From the perspective of local state management agencies, Director of Hanoi Department of Information and Communications Nguyen Thanh Liem affirmed that, in the coming time, the management of the telecommunications sector, especially the management of garbage SIMs, processing information Spam messages, spam calls will be strictly implemented by the Department to avoid causing frustration to people.

“The Department proposes to the Department of Telecommunications to guide Hanoi as the first point to deploy the Government’s Decree 91/2020 against spam messages, spam emails, and spam calls. We suggest that the coming carriers will coordinate with the Department of Information and Communications to perform this work ”, suggested the representative of Hanoi Department of Information and Communications.

According to the Hanoi Department of Information and Communications, implementing the guidance of the Ministry of Information and Communications, the Department has issued Decision 128/2016 on “Processing process for phone numbers for advertising advertisements in contravention of regulations” and “Processing for with numbers of short message services, phone numbers of spam messages and phishing messages “in the area.

Statistics show that, from 2010 up to now, with the close coordination of agencies, units and carriers, the Hanoi Department of Information and Communications has asked the telecommunications service providers to suspend service provision. 17,580 wrong phone numbers for advertisement ads, 973 numbers that spread spam messages, and phishing messages.

Through inspections and checks of operators, agents, and points of sale of prepaid mobile SIM cards, 9,247 pre-activated SIMs were confiscated and incorrect information registered. In addition, the operators have recovered 1,763,373 pre-activated SIMs, preventing 630,023 prepaid mobile subscribers from spreading spam messages.

In Decree 91/2020 on the prevention of spam messages, spam emails, and spam calls, the Government stipulates the building of a national database system for the list of subscribers who refuse to receive all advertisements (National Do not call-DNC) by allowing subscribers to subscribe or unsubscribe through the syntax of a message to 5656 to be able to monitor advertising sending activities in accordance with the law and restricting messages. Spam messages, spam calls. This is considered as a solution to protect mobile subscribers against spam calls and text messages; help people have a powerful tool to protect themselves from text messages, advertising calls and at the same time contribute to supervising the sending of advertisements by organizations, businesses and individuals.

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