Beware of Fake Schemes, Warns PTCL

PTCL earlier today warned its customers about some fraudulent companies campaigning different fake schemes by issuing a press release. Here is what the content of the press release mentioned:

It has come to the knowledge of Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) that some unknown companies, firms and/or personnel are using deceptive marketing practices including door to door campaigns by using PTCL’s Products & Services and fraudulently swindling money from the general public by offering the different Prize Schemes/Packages/Campaigns coupled with other Services of PTCL.

PTCL, therefore intimate its existing and potential customers NOT to entertain, trust or fall for such activities initiated by certain companies, firms and/or personnel. All the existing and potential customers are STRICTLY advised to utilize authorized franchisees, customer care centers, website and PTCL designated toll free numbers for information and subscription of PTCL’s Product and Services.

PTCL shall not be liable for any loss to any person in consequence of such fraudulent activities and deceptive marketing practices by the third parties.

It merits mentioning here that ProPakistani had warned readers about fake wireless broadband ISPs working on same patterns. Please do call on official numbers of the respective companies to check on any schemes if you get a call.


  • Nouman

    hmmm good that they issued press release, i don’t find this release at ptcl site.

  • Mehwish Kayani

    I had recieved a call at my PTCL landline last night claiming that i had won some 10 lacs through any scheme they had introduced earlier.
    But thanks to the deceptive society we are living in, I got that it was fake and today it got proved..!

  • Musa

    someone called me and said that you can get 2 Mb link at rs 1000/month. he will deliver to me at door step. how the hell he is doing that???? :o

  • Sayed Afzalur Rahman Haidery

    As per advertisement by Newspaper and others, I have recently filed an application for new connection and DSL however no any response has yet been received, complete guide line may please be sent on my mail

  • amna farooq

    i had received a call on my landline ptcl, from that number,04237035859, and he told me that i had won 10lac rupees, and this was announced at TV twice,so i should receive that amount by responding to the same number,and talk to any offices.
    But there is no such thing on the official ptcl site, and for my surprise this number is not detecting by any online phone directory, so there is no source to justify that number.

  • Asad

    04237035859
    This is the fraud number.
    I today received the call, their claim was I won 10 lac. I said Thank you, you can have it yourself.
    The pity is this that nobody in the administration of PTCL cares to terminate the phone no. They are just typical network with the mindset of counting the calls made, not counting the frauds made to their customers.
    What should a common citizen like me do to help the lustful nation to be protected from such happenings if i cannot track the source through ptcl.(No body cares)
    LONG LIVE PTCL

    • khan ahmad

      i read all.. ihave one q?.. what if some one gave their nic # and home add to them what can happen any one knows about that
      will be very thankfull to a any who replies

  • ABDULLAH

    thanks PTCL for information….

  • khan ahmad

    i read all.. ihave one q?.. what if some one gave their nic # and home add to them what can happen any one knows about that
    will be very thankfull to a any who replies

  • arsalan

    thanxx p.t.c.l for the information………………….

  • imdad

    hey i got a call today from this number and my mom was very excited and my father was laughing on her excitement and he said its all fake so guys beware its all fake num is 04237075820 plz beware

  • abbasi

    i got a call about ptcl prize scheme of 10 lacs, they askd me to call on dis number 0512533112 where a person give his nic
    no (3540117491115 )n mobile no( 03424371576) for sending tax money
    6800rs via easy paisa before recieving money

  • sadaf

    SAdaf ( Rawalpindi ) I Got a call frm PTCL a man called n give me a no 051-4369326,n said pls call Mr.Imran z sitting here.U got 10 lac prize. Today z last date of yr prize.we ll deliver u at home.Than i gave him my nic account no,n cell ph no..He demanded to bring 5 Telenor n 5 Mobilink cards scratch them n give us a nos.We ll match yr nos,with yr file no, n than money ll deliver into yr account n plz give scratched cards to da Bank Managar n plz don tell anybody dat u ve a prize coz u know ,Pakistan ky halat bohat kharab hein n koey aap ky paisey le ky bag jaey ga.N ur call z free fr 3months.Than suddenly i turned on my laptop n search PTCL Prize Scheme at Google.Wen i opened it i waz shocked to see da comments of u guyz…Waisey wen he talked abt da card nos,i waz up at dat tym its fraud…M worried m girl n i have given my cell ph no to fraudians..Thank u all guyzzzzz fr yr comments.

  • bilal

    I had recieved a call at my PTCL landline last night claiming that i had
    won some 10 lacs through any scheme they had introduced earlier.

    I got that it was fake and today it got proved..!please avoid this number 051 4319017