TRC Director Warns Against Free Data Scams


Menaka Pathirana, Director of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, has issued a warning about the potential risks associated with free internet connection offers sent via SMS and messaging apps. She stated that social media accounts and mobile phone data could be compromised when users click on links promising free data from telephone companies.

According to Ms.Menaka Pathirana, these offers are typically received through SMS, WhatsApp, Messenger, and regular text messages. She highlighted an increase in complaints from individuals who have had their data accessed by third parties after interacting with such links. Ms.Menaka Pathirana urged the public to avoid clicking on these suspicious links to protect their personal information.

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