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DoT cautions public about ongoing frauds on mobile tower installation

Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has cautioned public to be safe from unscrupulous companies/agencies/individuals who promise hefty monthly rental payment for installation of Mobile Tower. The Department has informed that neither DoT nor TRAI is involved in leasing/renting the premises for installation of mobile towers. Also, DoT/TRAI or its officers do not issue any “No Objection Certificate” for the installation of mobile towers.

DoT has issued a Public Notice in this regard to curb such fraudulent activities and also to ensure public don’t fall prey to such offers.

NO Telecom Service Provider asks for advance money for installation of tower
The public is cautioned to be extra careful and verify the credentials of the company/agency/individual who is asking for advance or for application fee or for money before actual installation of tower. Before they entertain any offer for installation, they should verify the authenticity of TSP/IP-1 from DoT website.

It has been brought to the notice of Department of Telecommunications (DoT) that some unscrupulous companies/agencies/individuals cheat general public by promising them hefty monthly rental payment for installation of Mobile Tower etc. Such companies ask public to deposit money in their personal/companies account under various names such as security deposit/application fee/registration charges/stamp duty/government tax under Telecom Act/clearing of the advanced payment etc. for leasing/renting the premises of individuals for installation of Mobile Tower etc. After collecting the money these companies/ individuals/agencies vanish and become unreachable. These companies at times issue fake “No Objection Certificate” for installation of tower in the name of fictitious companies purportedly issued by DoT/ TRAI/ other government departments.

CT Bureau

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