Warid Alerts its Customers of MNP Scam Messages

Warid has alerted it’s customers of fake MNP text messages that they may get from random mobile numbers.

MNP (mobile number portability) scams are increasing in Pakistan, as we have seen many cases where consumers reported that their SIMs got blocked and when investigated – it was found that SIMs  were ported out to other network, because they had replied to those MNP scam text messages.

A similar case and detailed discussion on this issue was done earlier and it was revealed how these scams actually work.

Cellular companies were totally ignorant on the issue and we didn’t see any action taken or even a notice regarding the said issue.

But, Warid has taken the lead and becomes first operator to alert its subscribers about such scams. Warid has mentioned some short codes as well so beware if you are one of those preys.

Following is the message Warid is circulating:

This step by Warid is highly appreciated and other companies should circulate such awareness messages through all possible channels so that these scams may be reduced as much as we can.


  • Saad

    Yeah I repoted two numbers sending scam messages. Both were Warid numbers so i was sure they would investigate. But, at the end the helpline lady said “AB aap ko is number say shikayat mosool nahi ho gi”. I was like “Its not about me, take action against the number so that it doesnt affect other people”. She still couldnt get it till the end. So at least they make their call center employees “aware” of this scam no point in reporting and wasting money to talk to a CSR.

    Keep your eyes open and just ignore the messages.

    Cheers!

  • Lolx….. There is no need of reporting and no benefit too…..Just do what i did…I tried to call that number but he did not receive my call. So then I texted him with a large number of updated absuses and thats it……:P

  • Ammar

    Main problem is “Why porting has been made so easier to be completed by just an sms message?”

  • waqas

    Warid Coming up with change see the billboard @ DHA LHR.
    New POSTPAID change is coming….

  • naveed

    very very good news

  • Zahoor Ahmed

    I received such type message “WARID.PTA
    ke tarf saa aap ke sin band honay wele hay. ap MNP lekhen our 667 per send karen ou jo sms ay us ko. 03216877317 per send karen. Ose msg ko 76300 per send karen.”
    Msg sent from 03346132866″
    I had reported Warid last week.

  • Usman

    Today I have received this sms on my Zong SIM:

    “ZONG Easy Load Mein Apney 500 Win kiye hain. MNP likh kar 667 pe send karen jo SMS aye usko in 2 Codes pr send karen: 00923052491799 or 76300 pe or 500 hasil karen.”

    Above scam SMS was sent by +923157686149

    This was an attempt to port-out from Zong to Mobilink network.

  • Aqil

    I just recieved the same message
    Also wanting me to port out to mobilink. (76300)
    Apparently it seems off the books strategy of the company itself.

  • faisal

    I received message too from 03057894682

  • sarfaraz

    i wanna leave warid network but when i send MNP to 667, warid not reply me back. is there any other way to move from warid??????????

  • dua gull

    today i have recevied a tx on warid network Congratulation! APNAY 500 ka load win kia hy Write MSG may MNP Likh kr 6″67pe send kren aany waly MSG k0 310-6408906 or phir Dobara 76″345 pr send kre after read the massagethanks to God that i have search on net about it

  • dua gull

    today i have recevied a tx on warid network Congratulation! APNAY 500 ka load win kia hy Write MSG may MNP Likh kr 6″67pe send kren aany waly MSG k0 310-6408906 or phir Dobara 76″345 pr send kre after read the massagethanks to God that i have search on net about it