Have you ever received a text message such as the one shown in the picture? Well, I do and so with thousands of people.
Scammers are everywhere. They are just lurking around waiting for their next target.
More crooks are now looking for a chance to get to your hard earned money. They come in different ways that you can imagine. The most common form is through text messaging.
You will find that the text message is scam when:
1.) The sender is an 11-digit mobile number – Most telecom use 4 digit or alpha numeric senders when sending legitimate notifications. So, if you received an SMS with 11-digit, it means that the number is a personal mobile number.
2.) This is a share a load process.
For Globe – http://www.globe.com.ph/help/share-a-load
For Sun – http://wap.suncellular.com.ph/gal.html
Other signs of scam are:
- You won a raffle promo that you did not join
- You’re promised that of very high return on your investment that’s risk free
- You can only contact through text
- Cannot verify other information or send other proof
- You are pressured to act immediately
What can you do if you receive scam messages?
If you don’t know who is on the other line, verify first. Give follow up questions and check on the authenticity of the claim.
Stay calm and don’t be pressured to act quickly. Ask your friends or family and search for feedback before sending the money.
If you think that the message that you receive is a scam. Report it to your service provider and they will take care of blocking the number. Let us all help eliminate any kinds of scam!