ALERT WEB DEVELOPERS – Updated on September of 2020 – another company discovered with the same issue.

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

OR

TO WHOM IT MAY INTEREST:

Over the years, I have come across several websites (career, social media, open media etc.) which show Canada based phone numbers with USA flag in the profiles due to the Country code “1 (one)”. Coders/programmers if located elsewhere in the world outside of Canada should know that Country code for Canada is also “1”. It is very easy to determine which phone numbers belong to which country so they should show the flag accordingly. Two such companies are LinkedIn.com and Career section of Nawah Energy in UAE (https://www.nawah.ae/careers). Profile does not retain the correct selection and upon next login defaults back to USA flag with the phone number with Canadian Carrier.

Uber apps have the same issue that a wrong flag is shown with numbers based in Canada, and despite efforts correct selection and is not retained by the app and defaults back to wrong flag.

For this reason (wrong flag) I delete the profile because correcting is not possible at this end, or I donot enter the phone number in the profile to avoid wrong impression.

Wrong flag with the phone number gives wrong location of the person.

Microsoft’s additional security verification showing wrong country for my phone number which is based in Canada and unable to retain the correct selection.

Published by myself

KHALID MAHMOOD

Monthly Tenant (in this building since 2017 May 2017- three years +)

خالد محمود ھملٹن اونٹاریو کینیڈا

M01684340561220

Plus code 87M265J2+76

Ph:(289)990-6590

671 Fennell Ave. East,

(Door #2 on the Upper Floor).

Hamilton Ontario L8V1V3 Canada

(correct postal code for my address as assigned by Canada Post is L8V1V3, it is NOT 3J3 and it is not in L9A area).

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