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One of the most frequently occurring crimes are scams, especially in the cyber crime domain. No matter how much people can be careful, they can sometimes fall victim to scams. Even though the crackdown on the scammers has begun to be quite severe, they have come up with more creative ways to scam people. One might not even expect a person to scam another in the ways that these people do.

That said, we have a list of the types of scams that one should be careful of. They can occur with you at any time of the day, and they can be quite well ironed. Their aim to make you give up your personal information for their gain and we will make sure they do not succeed. If you ever find yourself at the barrel end of any of these scams, shut them down immediately and report them.

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The Types Of Scams

  1. Tax Overpayment: The scammer deceives individuals into paying more than the actual tax amount due on their mobile phones, taking advantage of confusion about tax rates.
  2. Fabricated Portals and Sites: Here, the person mimics official PTA platforms to phish for personal and financial information under the guise of DIRBS.
  3. Fake Tax Exemption Offers: Here, the scammer creates bogus offers of tax exemptions or discounts on mobile registration and taxes to exploit unsuspecting individuals.
  4. Dual IMEI Registration Scam: This scam exploits the IMEI registration system by registering one IMEI number for two similar phones, risking future phone blocking by PTA.
  5. CPID Patch Scam: This scam involves altering the IMEI of smartphones to that of a basic dual-SIM 4G feature phone, allowing scammers to pay minimal tax while individuals pay the actual amount for mobile registration.
  6. Social Media Scams: The scammer here utilizes social media to advertise fraudulent services related to PTA registration and tax payment, often with enticing but fake offers.
  7. Demand for Immediate Payment Scam: This blatant scam involves pressuring individuals to make immediate payments under the false threat of having their phones blocked by PTA.

That said, what are some of the ways that we can avoid them?

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Avoiding Scams

  • Use Official PTA Website: Always use the official PTA website for mobile registration and tax payments.
  • Verify Transaction Details: Double-check payment details through PSID and confirm the exact tax amount before proceeding.
  • Educate Yourself: Stay informed about scams and understand how the PTA system works.
  • Avoid Rushed Decisions: Refrain from giving in to urgent demands for payment; there’s a 7-day window after PSID generation for tax payment.

That said, we hope you never fall victim to any of the baits being thrown by these scammers.

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