Text scams – everyone has probably received at least one. But they just wont stop. According to the NTC’s One-Stop Public Assistance Center (OSPAC), the number of text scams the agency has received has increased to 55% since 2008. That was two years ago when the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) gave us some tips on how to detect such frauds. Continue Reading
Text scammers are more likely to increase now that Christmas season is fast approaching. Their style is to offer quick cash, or a house and lot, or a new car, even if the recipient of the text message never took part in a raffle. Example:
We are glad to inform you that you have won P650,000 thru PGMA. Claim ur prize, call now. I’m Atty. Garey B. Aquino from BSP Info Department. DTI Permit #3920.