Information Technology University asks citizens to send fraud SMS for “SMS Fraud Detection in Pakistan” project

Official News Technology

Lahore, August 17, 2018 (PPI-OT): The Fintech Center of the Information Technology University (ITU) is conducting on a Data Science Research project regarding, “SMS Fraud Detection in Pakistan” to detect fraudulent SMS texts by developing an algorithm to protect consumers from frauds so the low literate population does not fall prey to these scams. ITU’s Fintech Center is in data collection phase, and need to collect actual fraudulent SMSs that people receive.

Presently, people receive fraud messages such as ARY Jeeto Pakistan, Benazir Income Support Program, Waseela-e-Haq Program, Banking related fraud SMS asking for PIN Codes or any other kind of fraud. The Citizens across Pakistan have been advised to forward such SMS on WhatsApp: +92-314-4362352 or add “forwarded from: ..”, so their number is not identified as the sender or share the screen shot of the message in addition to the forwarded text indicating the real sender and the content of the message.

For more information, contact:
Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB)
11th Floor, Arfa Software Technology Park,
346-B, Ferozepur Road, Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-35880062
Fax: +92-42-99232123