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HN cracks down on illegal advertisement phone numbers

Update: April, 24/2017 - 16:20
Illegal advertisements remain popular in public areas. – VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Thắng
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The Hà Nội Department of Information and Communications has asked local telecom providers to disconnect more than 600 illegal phone numbers of businesses that provide classified advertisements since the beginning of the year.

April saw the maximum number of phone numbers being disconnected at 463.

In 2016, the department banned 4,126 illegal phone numbers that were reported for sending spam advertisements.

The move, part of campaign launched by the department since 2010, is aimed at removing classified advertisements from public walls and electricity poles, which negatively impact the aesthetic beauty of the city.

These phone numbers are used to advertise various services, including electricity and water pipeline repair, recruitment, internet and cable TV installation. — VNS

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