The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has blocked eight mobile phone numbers due to complaints against them over Ehsaas programme fraud.
Many people registered a complaint with the PTA that the numbers asked for their CNIC numbers and other details via text message to register for the Ehsaas Emergency Cash programme.
PTA has sent these numbers to the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) to investigate who is behind these scams.
The authority has advised people to not share personal information with anybody on their mobile phones. And if they want to report any suspicious activity, they can do so by calling on 0800-55055.
Dr Sania Nishtar, special assistant to PM on poverty alleviation, has also told people to not leave their homes unless they receive a message from 8171 confirming the collection point.