Smart purged more than 36,000 mobile numbers involved in text scams, bringing the total blacklisted SIMs to more than 200,000.
According to the Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center (CICC), text scams are costing Filipinos “millions of dollars.”
Did you receive a text scam? Are you a victim of one? Here are steps on how to report it to the proper authorities.
Smart Communications believes that foreign syndicates could be bankrolling text scams targeting Filipinos.
With smishing and text scams at an all-time high in the Philippines, politician jokes using ’69’ as a hotline number.
The NTC has tasked Smart, Globe, and DITO to address the increasing rate of smishing and scam text messages.
A breach is not to blame for names on text scams. Cybercriminals have been using these apps to get them.
Smart is working with the PNP and the NBI to dig deeper into the recent text scams that have been plaguing the public.