Number is up for spam texts, announces Saudi Telecom

Saudi telecom body warned mobile users about fraudulent messages. (AFP)
Updated 04 December 2018
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Number is up for spam texts, announces Saudi Telecom

  • The commission aims to regulate communications and information technology in the Kingdom

JEDDAH: Saudi mobile users have been urged to ignore SMS messages claiming to be from a local bank or offering prizes.
The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) warned mobile users about fraudulent messages and asked them to report spam via text to a specially assigned number, 330330.
The CITC works with service providers, investors, and individual and corporate users to advance the communications and information technology sector and implement government strategies.
The communications sector was the first to be privatized in the Kingdom. The privatization program seeks to increase the effectiveness and competitiveness of the national economy through liberalization of the services market and opening sectors to fair competition. The commission aims to regulate communications and information technology in the Kingdom.


King Salman launches restoration program for Tarif historical district

Updated 10 December 2018
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King Salman launches restoration program for Tarif historical district

JEDDAH: King Salman patronized on Sunday the inaugural ceremony for the restoration of the Tarif historical district in the presence of leaders, presidents, and delegations from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

The program aims at the development of the ancient historical city so as to transform it into an international tourist and cultural hub. It also aims to list it among the world heritage sites.

In a speech delivered during this ceremony, Prince Faisal bin Bandar, Governor of Riyadh region, thanked King Salman for his support of the program, which coincides with the fourth anniversary of the king’s ascension to the throne.