War Against Text Spam!
DO YOU READ THE PAPERWORK? CHECK OUT GLOBE’S TERMS FOR PLAN UPGRADE/REWARDS. NO WONDER THERE’S SO MUCH TEXT SPAM!
"I consent to the Globe’s disclosure of information concerning myself or my subscription to financial institutions, credit bureaus or similar organizations."
"I consent that the personal information collected form me will only be disclosed to third parties in accordance with this Privacy Statement stated in Application Form/Mobile Service Agreement that I signed-up with Globe. My personal information may be disclosed to (a) third parties where functions are being outsourced (b) law enforcement agencies, government agencies, courts or external advisors where permitted or required by law (c) financial institutions, credit bureaus or similar organizations tasked to provide credit reporting."
I WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED IF GLOBE HAS SOLD/IS SELLING SUBSCRIBER NUMBERS TO OTHER PARTIES. HRMPH.

DO YOU READ THE PAPERWORK? CHECK OUT GLOBE’S TERMS FOR PLAN UPGRADE/REWARDS. NO WONDER THERE’S SO MUCH TEXT SPAM!

"I consent to the Globe’s disclosure of information concerning myself or my subscription to financial institutions, credit bureaus or similar organizations."

"I consent that the personal information collected form me will only be disclosed to third parties in accordance with this Privacy Statement stated in Application Form/Mobile Service Agreement that I signed-up with Globe. My personal information may be disclosed to (a) third parties where functions are being outsourced (b) law enforcement agencies, government agencies, courts or external advisors where permitted or required by law (c) financial institutions, credit bureaus or similar organizations tasked to provide credit reporting."

I WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED IF GLOBE HAS SOLD/IS SELLING SUBSCRIBER NUMBERS TO OTHER PARTIES. HRMPH.

PCSO Scam Spam

From: +639272929505

Date:  June 15, 2012

Message:

Welcome to: PCS0 Main 0ffice PASAY City.  I’m coordinator Ariel De Ocampo 4 2nyt PCS0 L0TT0 DRAW! i give you sure# of ( SUERTRES &Last two ) Call me now!

[SUBMISSION]

Spammer: Arnold Chua of One Shangri-La Place

Spammer #: +639165288103

Date: 2/02/12, 12:31pm

Message:

Promo Extended from Feb 1-Feb 15 only!

* Junior Studio Units @ 38sqms

* Spot DP = P1.1M

Monthly = 44k/mo for 36 months@0% interest!!

* For model unit viewing contact: Arnold Chua 0917-539-19-84

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Spammer #: +639165288164

Date sent: 1/28/12, 11:51am, 3:23pm

Message:

Arnold Chua @ One Shangri-la Place:

After last week’s successful Chinese New Year Event, I am pleased to offer the final few units available under the special promo terms. Prices will increase soon, so don’t miss out on this! For details, contact 0917-5391984 or visit www.shangrila-living.com

+639262968997

From: +639262968997

Date: 12/26/11, 8:55am and 9:06am

Message:

FINAL NOTIFICATION:

Good day! This is Ms. Joy Lacorte from PHILIPPINE PRUDENTIAL. Your 3 EXCLUSIVE REWARDS AND PRIVILEGES are still here in our office. You need to Claim and Activate TODAY. We are finalizing all the records of our recipients who did not claim their rewards. Kindly call exclusively our Makati claiming office, Hotline: (02) 755-1532 for your CLAIMING CODE and for further info. from 9am to 5pm (monday to saturday). Thank You and GodBless! (DISREGARD IF CLAIMED)

Caritas Health Shield crap again

From: +639155221782

Date: 9/21/11

Time: 12:53pm

Message:

CARITAS HEALTH SHIELD INC: We would like to inform you that your reward MEDICAL PRIVILEGE CARD & GIFT CERTIFICATE worth Php.6,800 is already released. You may claim your reward on or before Sept. 21-Sept. 23, 2011. For claiming inquiries please call 09164757179. (02) 227-1893 or (02) 480-6809 or (02) 227-1736. and look for MS. JOYCE MANUEL. Thank you! (DISREGARD IF CLAIMED)



Today’s text spam, from Caritas Health Shield AGAIN, is brought to you by GLOBE. AGAIN. !@#%^!

+639274478985

From: +639274478985

Date: 8/17/11

Time: 10:58pm

Message:

In celebration of SOLINGEN ZWILLING J.A. HENCKELS 280th year anniversary, we are offering you “Trade to Upgrade” promo. It is a rare opportunity to traide-in your old SOLINGEN Zwilling item & get 50% off on any SOLINGEN Zwilling & Demeyere items; and 30% off if you trade-in your non-SOLINGEN Zwilling imported kitchen items (selected brands allowed). Visit our stores near you - Concourse Level, Power Plant Mall (Tel. 898-0976); GF Entertainment Mall, SM Mall of Asia (Tel. 556-0255); 3rd Level Robinsons Place Manila (Tel. 525-0269); Level 4 Kitchen Pro, Shangrila (Tel. 632-9121).

How to report text scams (someone else’s blog from 2010)

Looks like he wasn’t successful either. I agree with his first paragraph, but will take it further and say receiving text spam at any time of day is annoying. What more when we’re out of the country and our lines are on roaming?

C’mon people. These networks need to take some responsibility!

Dear NTC, GLOBE, SMART and all other cellular networks. Get your @#$%^ act together!

How to report text scams

January 14, 2010

It’s annoying to wake up to an SMS message you don’t expect, and even worst when that text is a spam/scam message. Earlier, the following obvious scam message unfortunately woke me up.

E2 bago roaming # k. Mzta n kau jan? Ok lang ako d2 my pa2 dor 2 dor akong mga gamit jan. Mern k dun. Loadan m muna ako 500 n prepaid kard im4rtante lng tnx.

 (This is my new roaming number. How are you over there? I’ll be sending a package and it includes something for you. Send me prepaid card load first worth P500. A bit important. Thanks.)

Sent by cellphone number 09152469411

Yeah right. If you can’t afford to buy prepaid card load, then don’t bother to send me the package! !@#$%^! LOL.

That SMS message is just one example of text scams circulating right now. The scam is similar to the Yahoo! Messenger (YM) prepaid load scammer who would assume the identity of someone you know then tricks you into sending prepaid load.

I hope none would fall for that (although I’m pretty sure there are some who would).

Help fight scammers by reporting SMS scams. For Globe and Touch Mobile users, you can report it by calling the Globe hotline 211 and TM hotline 808 or by sending an e-mail to custhelp@globetel.com.ph.

You can also contact the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) at 751-3330 to report these scams.

Source: http://www.pinoymoneytalk.com/report-sms-scammers/

What network is your text spammer from?

My text spammers are apparently from GLOBE! Yes, all of them! Though some of them have included their Smart numbers in their spam as an alternate number.

List of Starting number or Network Prefixes for Cellular networks in the Philippines (Globe, Smart, Sun)

by Marco Lee


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Globe (Touch Mobile/TM)

0905 / 0906

0915 / 0916 / 0917

0925 / 0926 / 0927

0935 / 0936 / 0937

0996 / 0997



Smart (Talk n Text, Red Mobile)

0907 / 0908 / 0909 / 0910

0912

0918 / 0919 / 0920 / 0921

0928 / 0929

0930 (Also in Red Mobile)

0938 (Also in Red Mobile)

0939 (Also in Red Mobile)

0948 (TNT)

0949 (TNT)

0989

0999



Sun Cellular

0922 / 0923

0932 / 0933

0942 / 0943



This is a List of Starting number or Network Prefixes for Cellular networks in the Philippines. This list includes starting number prefixes from different networks and their sister companies such as, Globe, Smart, Sun, TM, Red Mobile, Talk n Text.

 I came up with this list because I keep on receiving texts or calls from numbers I don’t recognize. I may find these people strangers or maybe stalkers (lol) as my phone does not recognize their numbers. Their numbers are not saved in my phone book.

(Source: http://ourdevelopingmind.com/list-of-starting-number-or-network-prefixes-for-cellular-networks-in-the-philippines-globe-smart-sun/)

Calling the media!

Does anyone know how to get the media to report on these text spammers?

Seems it’s part of Philippine culture that if we want something done, we have to get the media in on it to get a reaction from the right authorities.

Globe and NTC are content sitting on their asses and “warning” said spammers.

One of NTC’s replies:

We thank you for sending us email with regards to your concern about an
alleged offensive/disturbing text messages/calls. 

Uh, yeah. They’re not ALLEGED disturbing messages. They ARE disturbing messages. We didn’t ask to get spammed with bank loans, insurance, credit cards or health care application info.