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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

Ingrid Yeung meets uni delegation

Secretary for the Civil Service Ingrid Yeung today met a delegation led by Huaqiao University Party Committee Secretary Prof Xu Xipeng at the Central Government Offices.


They discussed strengthening the publicity of information related to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government's civil service recruitment to the city’s students attending the university.


Mrs Yeung said as more and more Hong Kong students opt for the Mainland to further their studies, government departments have stepped up their publicity and recruitment drives on the Mainland targeting Hong Kong students as well as organised talks to introduce the work of different civil service grades.


At the meeting, the Civil Service Bureau’s Director of General Grades Hermes Chan introduced the bureau’s General Grades Office Recruitment Centre which began operation in October last year.


He also gave an account of the progress on the year-round recruitment for the Clerical Officer, Clerical Assistant and Personal Secretary grades.

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