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    Recently I received many disturbing advertisements on my mobile. One of the most annoying example as follow:

    <adv> We are looking for part time and full time CLEANERS! Call or sms 66526795 / 91447590 to apply. Thanks <un>

    I wonder how these guys manage to get my mobile number? Do you know how to stop this spam on your mobile?

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    Quote Originally Posted by photofreek View Post
    Recently I received many disturbing advertisements on my mobile. One of the most annoying example as follow:

    <adv> We are looking for part time and full time CLEANERS! Call or sms 66526795 / 91447590 to apply. Thanks <un>

    I wonder how these guys manage to get my mobile number? Do you know how to stop this spam on your mobile?
    I guess one way is to use the PDPA thing.

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    For me it's more an annoyance rather than disturbance. Put your name on the do not call registry:

    https://www.pdpc.gov.sg/individuals/...l-registry-you

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    Property agents, marketing companies etc buy telephone number lists by the thousands, probably compiled from various sources eg lucky draw, market survey, website mailing lists etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by trd2970 View Post
    For me it's more an annoyance rather than disturbance. Put your name on the do not call registry:

    https://www.pdpc.gov.sg/individuals/...l-registry-you
    Thanks for this useful info. Appreciate it.
    I've registered my number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by photofreek View Post

    Thanks for this useful info. Appreciate it.
    I've registered my number.
    Need at least one month to take effect. Not immediate

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    My number is on the registry but I'm still getting unsolicited SMS ads from licensed moneylenders. Irritating..

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    Most irritating one is when i had a meeting with customer and all of sudden received a call from marketing agent, asking if i am keen to get a loan from xyz bank...

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    Quote Originally Posted by richiemccaw1 View Post
    My number is on the registry but I'm still getting unsolicited SMS ads from licensed moneylenders. Irritating..
    u should report it.

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    Ever since I registered my number with PDPA, these messages were reduced significantly. I do get some every now and then. I just send screen shots, together with details and particulars to them to follow up with the offending parties.

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    and if I do get calls from tele-marketers, I just tell them I am making a report to PDPA. I actually enjoyed hearing the chill travelling down the spines.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by photofreek View Post
    Recently I received many disturbing advertisements on my mobile. One of the most annoying example as follow:

    <adv> We are looking for part time and full time CLEANERS! Call or sms 66526795 / 91447590 to apply. Thanks <un>

    I wonder how these guys manage to get my mobile number? Do you know how to stop this spam on your mobile?
    I got the exact same AD too, from Starhub. Who knows it could be someone internally selling our HP #

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    Quote Originally Posted by richiemccaw1 View Post
    My number is on the registry but I'm still getting unsolicited SMS ads from licensed moneylenders. Irritating..
    Quote Originally Posted by adfvr View Post
    Most irritating one is when i had a meeting with customer and all of sudden received a call from marketing agent, asking if i am keen to get a loan from xyz bank...
    I always tell them I want 0 interest loan that I don't have to pay back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richiemccaw1 View Post
    My number is on the registry but I'm still getting unsolicited SMS ads from licensed moneylenders. Irritating..
    I haven't gotten those, but I've gotten this cleaning one and a lot of tuition ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by photofreek View Post
    Recently I received many disturbing advertisements on my mobile. One of the most annoying example as follow:

    <adv> We are looking for part time and full time CLEANERS! Call or sms 66526795 / 91447590 to apply. Thanks <un>

    I wonder how these guys manage to get my mobile number? Do you know how to stop this spam on your mobile?
    If you are using the android phone like Samsung Ace 3.

    You can use the anti-spam feature.

    You can set any message with <adv> will automatic go to the spam folder without trigger any phone ring.

    One thing you must take note when you register with DNC.
    If you have buy something from the ads sender, you are consider to have "business relationship" with the sender and they are allow to send you ads unless you write in to ask them to stop.

    Example, you bought a washing machine from a department store and register the warranty with them. They have your number and they can legally spam you. The DNC will not take action on this case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    I always tell them I want 0 interest loan that I don't have to pay back.
    any luck so far?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kit View Post
    any luck so far?
    I don't hear from them any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    I don't hear from them any more.
    Interesting. How long already? Faking bankruptcy lasted for 6 mths, then 3 mths subsequently. Someone must have did background check n start calling again.
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    It's all a money making thing. Anyway, in Singapore, it's hard not to think about $$$!

    I believe these unwanted ads are paid by organisations to telco companies to transmit as SMS?

    Won't be surprised sometimes there are loopholes we may know of and that's why even after registering the Do Not Call list, you may still get them.

    Nowadays, even in Singtel or Singapore Power bills, they like to slip in advertisements from companies. I believe these companies pay Singtel or SP. How to resist such money making opportunities?

    In most letter-boxes in new HDB flats, you can lock your letter box "window" so that no one can put in unwanted flyers or advertisements inside. But if you notice, you still get a lot of junk coupons and adverts. I think it's also a money making thing these companies pay SingPost to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andreq View Post
    Won't be surprised sometimes there are loopholes we may know of and that's why even after registering the Do Not Call list, you may still get them.
    The loophole is called 'existing customer relationship'. You can't stop Singtel or any bank from calling you about promotions if you are their customer.
    Quote Originally Posted by Andreq View Post
    Nowadays, even in Singtel or Singapore Power bills, they like to slip in advertisements from companies. I believe these companies pay Singtel or SP. How to resist such money making opportunities?
    In most letter-boxes in new HDB flats, you can lock your letter box "window" so that no one can put in unwanted flyers or advertisements inside. But if you notice, you still get a lot of junk coupons and adverts. I think it's also a money making thing these companies pay SingPost to do.
    Register for email bills, period.
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