network scam 1

I got the above texts from MTN 2 days ago. In plain terms, I will say this is a scam. There is no other word for it. While their numerous other “promo/offer” sms may be forgivable, this is simply not.

network scam 2

The other day, I got this “callertunez” push notification on my phone. It just pops up on my phone screen. This is way different from sms in that I don’t even have to reply to get subscribed. All I need is to mistakenly click the wrong button and that is it.

Are these things even right? Even if networks are allowed to spam us, shouldn’t there be easy opt-out options? Where does NCC stand in all these?

This post originally appeared on Opeyemi’s blog and are the author’s opinion.

Opeyemi Obembe Author

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