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An SMS making rounds urging mobile users to beware of calls from some mobile numbers saying it could harm the brain and even kill you is false, the Director General of the Telecom Regulatory Commission (TRC) Anusha Pelpita told Daily Mirror online.

The text message was circulating yesterday and raised the alarm among many mobile users. Mr. Pelpita said that the authenticity of the SMS has been discussed with mobile operators and it has been found that the message is false.

The SMS said "Dont attend to calls from 7888308001, 9316048121, 9876266211, 9888854137, 9876715587. These numbers come in red colors. U may get brain hemrage due to high frequency. 27 persons died just recieving the call"
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  • Saturday, 08 May 2010 10:35 AM

    Out if ignorance, people are very easily fooled...
    How could a call from a telephonenumber be deadly?
    People should use their brains...

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 12:50 PM

    the engineers have long time back issued scientific explanations on how it is impossible for mobile phone signals to cause these sort of harmful effects. But the willfully illiterate are acting dumb!

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 01:25 PM

    Who are the owners of the numbers mentioned? If this is not true - TRC, Please let the public know whose numbers these are

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 01:27 PM

    ironic that this happens on the same day as the SS3 finale. Hmmmmmmmm wonder wonder wonder.

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 01:28 PM

    27 deaths,thats horrible is there any details about those deaths

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 01:56 PM

    No worries. It will effect people who have brains

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 02:55 PM

    Scientific or medical proof is not needed! Common Sense is enough!

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 03:51 PM

    another million dollar brain trick of mobile operators to increase the revenue by fooling around all mobile users

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 06:05 AM

    It.s sceintifically or medically not proved false

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 06:22 AM

    This too is a type of biz for SMS

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 06:28 AM

    must be a work of some idiot

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 06:28 AM

    :) can’t believe people still fall for these stuff

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 06:29 AM

    Seems like a new culture of Trash SMS is being developed like in free web mails. Its better if the authorities take an action as soon as possible to stop this!

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 06:32 AM

    At last thank god. My phone is flooded with SMS. The best part is that one person claimed that he saw it happening with his own eyes.

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 06:42 AM

    Surprisingly, this SMS has been sent to Europe as well. Apparently due to some contacts who has my mobile number in Sri Lanka.

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 06:50 AM

    how will people clarify this situation....

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 06:59 AM

    Proof that sri lanka got a bunch of idiots, who still belive (including ali.sm) that u need to prove medially
    if you dont understand how mobile telephone works , google it and find out

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 07:05 AM

    @Ali, then you watch out when you receive such calls.

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 07:08 AM

    Science and Technology if misused will bring detrimental effects. The mobile phone should be used only when it is really necessary as a user goes through a process of radiation every time he uses it.

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 07:09 AM

    As long as there are people who are stupid enough to forward these kind of chain emails/sms without finding out the truth, these hoaxes will forever live! This hoax was present even in 2004!

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 07:13 AM

    How stupid can some people get

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 07:16 AM

    This may be a Bogus Sms to increase the revenue of the Operators!!

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 07:24 AM

    Oh Ali, how more dumb can you get?

    You want a false fact to be proved not to believe its false?

    And how on earth can you prove such a thing mathematically?

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 07:30 AM

    I think a lot of mobile companies world over made a lot of money on this. Time and again these kind of hoax appear. So becareful before you forward any SMS

    Sunday, 09 May 2010 04:13 AM

    this is utter lies making people to believe it. most probably done by the telephone operators


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