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Beware of scammers posing as regulatory authority employees

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) yesterday released a statement to warn the public about a scam. The statement asks customers to remain vigilant when they receive a request to reveal personal information that claims to be from TRA.

“It has recently been brought to the attention of The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) that scammers from inside and outside the Kingdom of Bahrain may be approaching a number of subscribers mobile calls claiming to be employees in the TRA requesting personal information,” the statement reads. The TRA advises all consumers to refrain from engaging with these scammers and report all suspicious communication immediately to The Ministry of Interior’s General Directorate of Anti-Corruption & Economic & Electronic Security.

TRA also advises consumers to block these numbers to limit further communication. The authority also advises consumers to verify any information, promotional offers and advertisements received either through phone or text messages from unknown sources and report this to their telecommunications service provider to provide them with the necessary procedures to opt out from receiving such communications.