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UCC warns on impostors

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UCC executive director Godfrey Mutabazi. Courtesy image

Uganda Communications Commission has warned Ugandans against unscrupulous elements that are posing as officials attached to the Commission.

According to the Commission, these scammers are conning people of their money, claiming to help them register their SIM cards and mobile money services.

“It has come to the attention of the Uganda Communications Commission (the Commission) that some unscrupulous individuals are purporting to offer a variety of services to unsuspecting members of the public on behalf of the Commission,” reads a post on the UCC blog.

“The services these suspected conmen claim to offer include SIM card registration and attending to mobile money-related matters, among others.”

UCC says it doesn’t offer any of the above services: “Kindly take note that the Commission doesn’t offer those services.”

Adds UCC: “Where the Commission provides services directly to the public, staff are instructed to clearly identify themselves and carry letters of introduction, IDs and or badges.”

 

UCC has asked the public to report any impostors.

“Members of the public who are approached by suspicious persons purporting to work for UCC are advised to call the toll-free number 0800 222 777 or visit our website www.ucc.co.ug which has detailed information on how our services can be accessed.”

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