Beware of rewards scam, warns CICC

Do not click on suspicious looking links.

The Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center (CICC) issued a critical warning to the public regarding a reward scam that is currently circulating, falsely claiming to be from Globe Telecom. The fraudulent activity is phishing for personal and bank details from unsuspecting victims.

The scam primarily targets vulnerable customers through text messaging. The domain in question,, poses as an official communication channel from Globe Telecom. The SMS sent to potential victims reads as follows:

“The globe points service reminds you that your current points account (3,022 points) will expire today. Redeem your points as soon as possible: Please reply Y then exit SMS, open the SMS to activate the link again, or copy the link to the Safari browser and open it.”

When a recipient clicks on the link, they are prompted to provide personal details and bank account numbers in order to supposedly redeem their points.

CICC Executive Director Alexander K. Ramos emphasized the urgency of addressing this threat. CICC’s fraud team has recommended blocking the domain to prevent further victimization of customers.

“There is nothing to cause for alarm, but as part of the protocol, we have recommended the blocking of the domain to avoid victimizing more customers,” Ramos said. “We also want to reiterate our appeal to the public to stop clicking links from unofficial sources in order to avoid being scammed.”

The anti-fraud network, Gogolook, classified as a “dangerous link.” Their URL Scan warns users: “High-risk content detected. Do not click. The URL may contain security issues and attempt to phish for your personal info and money.”

Victims of phishing attempts are strongly encouraged to contact the Inter-Agency Response Center (IARC) hotline at 1326. Prompt reporting is crucial in combating cybercrime and protecting the public. is one of the most active tech sites in the Philippines. We enjoy sharing interesting and relevant stories about the latest trends in technology, developments in mobile phones and social media, and modern digital and geek culture.

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