NPC Expects Less Spam Texts In Coming Days
SPAM TEXTS – The National Privacy Commission (NPC) says that it expects less spam texts following cybersecurity updates from Telcos.
Recently, netizens complained about social media about receiving several spam texts, most of which were about job opportunities. Clearly, some would be enticed as the pandemic has cost hardships.
Unfortunately, the scams keep on coming and had become a public nuisance. But, this may change in the following days according to the NPC.
Based on an article from GMA, NPC Commissioner Raymund Liboro said:
“Kung nakakatanggap pa rin po sila (subscribers), nabawasan na dapat dahil pinagalaw ho talaga natin itong mga telcos“
Liboro explained how Telcos had already blocked the websites and links that are connected to the spam messages. Meanwhile, banks have frozen the accounts of those who were unfortunate victims of the scheme.
Furthermore, he says that the type of scam that’s currently going viral in the Philippines was called “smishing”. In this form of scam, the scammers use SMS to trick you into going into a certain website.
“Ang peligro lamang nito kaya talagang ni-raise natin ang alarm dito ay real time maaari kang mawalan ng pera dito”, he added.
Additionally, the NPC said they are convinced that something more sinister is at play with regards to the spam texts. Liboro stressed that there may be an international syndicate behind the current scam.
This form of attacks on the public is also rampant in other Asian countries such as India, Malaysia, and Singapore.
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