Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has issued a public service message to alert the public of on-going biometric scams.

According to the notice, criminals and scammers are using programs such as availing offers on new SIMs or as  Benazir Income Tax Support to lure their victims by offering them incentives i.e money, plot, etc.

After doing so, these culprits are also asking individuals to give a biometric scan. After taking the scan, the identity of the victim is then used for illegal activities.

PTA has advised the public to ensure a new SIM has not been activated on their names. If so, they are requested to immediately report their findings.

You can check the number of SIM cards registered to your name by sending your CNIC digits to 668 via SMS or you can visit

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