Recently, rumors or false messages have been circulating about how to check cell phone (HP) listening. Information is circulating through the WhatsApp short messaging app.
He says that someone can check if his cell phone is tapped or not by typing # 21 #.
The content of the hoax or fake message is:
CHECK YOUR HP TAPPING
Colleagues, be careful with the possibility of wiretapping our cell phone numbers.
You can check now on your own phone by typing:
# 21 #
Then press / tap the Call button
Then, there will be a response bringing the screen:
Voice: Not routed
Data: Not approved
Fax: Not forwarded
SMS: not forwarded
Package: Not routed
PAD: Not being continued
Sync: Not forwarded
Out of sync: not being forwarded
If there are any that have been forwarded, you can be sure that your number has been bugged !!!
To turn off all rings, press ## 002 # yes
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The explanation of this hoax message is clarified with a statement from the Ministry of Communication and Informatics through its official website. As Thomas quoted on Kominfo.go.id, Wednesday (9/9/2020), it was explained that this category of information was Hoax.
“The fact is that combination # 21 # is actually used to activate call forwarding or call forwarding. This feature will divert incoming calls to the main number if they cannot be reached ”, explained the Ministry of Communication and Information.