Wipe out scourge of unsolicited calls, texts

My friends and I have registered our mobile phone numbers in the database under the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), which makes it an offence for firms and individuals to make unsolicited telephone calls and send text messages to us.
My friends and I have registered our mobile phone numbers in the database under the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), which makes it an offence for firms and individuals to make unsolicited telephone calls and send text messages to us.ST PHOTO: FILE

My friends and I have registered our mobile phone numbers in the database under the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), which makes it an offence for firms and individuals to make unsolicited telephone calls and send text messages to us.

Over the years, we get the odd text message from people offering to lend us money. But over the past week, there has been an avalanche of these messages. Some moneylenders have even been brazen enough to call us.

The PDPA is now several years old. So, why are we still plagued by this type of criminal activity? Since the culprits have provided their telephone numbers, why can they not be charged in court?

The Personal Data Protection Commission, police and government bodies must step up to wipe out this social nuisance.

Ng Wee Nee (Ms)