How Tanzania deals with cross-border telecom frauds  

Tanzania is collaborating with both regional and international stakeholders in curbing fraudulent practices conducted through foreign mobile networks.

Deputy Minister for Information, Communication and Information Technology, Engineer Kundo Mathew made the statement in Dodoma Tuesday during a Q&A session in the Parliament and added that Tanzania is partnering with the African Telecommunications Union – ATU) and the East African Communications Organization (EACO) to deal with the matter.

Other associations, according to the Deputy Minister, are Communications Regulators’ Association of Southern Africa (CRASA), the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and the Pan African Postal Union (PAPU).

Eng Kundo revealed this when reacting to a question posed to him by Welezo Law Maker, Maulid Saleh Ali who sought to know the government’s strategy to contain cross-border telecom fraud.

“Fraud practices done using foreign phone numbers are being controlled by involving the country’s regulatory authorities. The authorities take appropriate action as soon as they receive information related to the fraud,” Eng Kundo said.

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