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SMS sender scheme expanded

The Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) announced today that the SMS Sender Registration Scheme is now open for application by all sectors to further help the public verify the identities of SMS senders, with a view to combatting SMS fraud.   Apart from further opening up the scheme, the OFCA said it welcomes public and private organisations from various industries with a practical need to communicate with customers or clients via SMS to join the scheme.   Under the scheme, only registered senders are able to send SMS messages using their registered SMS sender IDs with the prefix “#”. All other SMS messages with sender IDs containing “#” but not sent by registered senders will be blocked by the telecommunications networks.   As such, the public can easily identify whether an SMS message is received from a registered sender by the prefix “#” in the SMS sender ID.   The OFCA reminds citizens to stay highly vigilant when receiving SMS messages from unknown sender

Flower show contest announced

The Hong Kong Flower Show 2025 student drawing competition will be held on March 15, the opening day of the show.


A new category for tertiary students is being introduced this year. Primary and secondary school students, and full-time tertiary students, are invited to enrol in the competition by February 1.


Students will be asked to draw floral exhibits or garden displays at the showground, under the theme of “Floral Joy Around Town”. The competition is intended to enhance awareness of conserving plants and the natural environment.


The show will run until March 24 at Victoria Park.


Click here for details.

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