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Types of text scams in the Philippines

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in SMS Misuse

Text scams! Everyone has probably received at least one. But they just won't 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.[1] That was already three years ago when the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) [...]

DTI offers tips on avoiding text scams

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in SMS in Government, SMS Misuse

Text scams are more likely to increase as 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. [...]

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