DICT warns of scam emails related to the SIM Card Registration Act

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The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) issued a warning to the general public about the proliferation of scam email messages allegedly sent from telecommunications companies related to the SIM Card Registration Act.

Scammers are taking advantage of the current situation revolving around the SIM Card Registration Act, which will be in full effect starting December 27, 2022.

The modus is that fake emails are being sent to subscribers who have registered accounts on GCash and Maya virtual wallets and other mobile payment applications informing them that their accounts are being restricted in accordance with the said law and will only be re-activated once they go through a supposed pre-registration process via a compromised link.

Seeing as scammers are again using data harvested from virtual wallets and mobile payment applications, its possible that the fake emails are personalized, containing the real names of users.

Needless to say, everyone is advised not to engage the emails. Do not provide your personal information and do not click on links included in the said emails.

Further, the DICT, NTC, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Department of Justice (DOJ) are going to hold a press briefing on December 26, 2022, 1 p.m. at the NTC Central Office to discuss matters about the implementation of the SIM Card Registration law.

See also SIM card registration will start on Dec. 27; Here’s what you need to know

The SIM card registration is set to start on December 27. Smart and Globe has released their guidelines in relation to the law.


Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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