Globe Telecom warns subscribers on text scam

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Globe Telecom has alerted the public against a new modus operandi that targets its postpaid subscribers.

In an advisory, the telecom company said the scam instructs postpaid subscribers through text messages to deposit money supposedly as payment for their for their plan. The instruction includes depositing the money to a particular bank account or through GCash, also Globe’s micropayment system.

In a statement, lawyer Froilan Castelo, head of Globe Corporate and Lega Services Group, asked the public to be cautious over scheme.

“We would like to inform and warn our subscribers not to heed fraudulent text messages alluding to non-payment of bills and demanding payment through certain accounts or via GCASH. Instead of responding to such messages, subscribers should report such incidents to us,” said Castelo.

A sample text message read: “Your name is now subjected to blacklisting. We will proceed to filing the complaint against you on MAY, 27 2013. Should there be no posted on your yourGlobe Account, filing of Suit shall include Claims of damages an Attorney’s fee without prior notice. Consider this as our Final Demand. – KRIS from Legal Department of Globe Telecom.”

Castelo said legitimate advisory always come from “Globe” while payment through GCASH could be undertaken using the GCASH app with a transaction confirmation from 2882.

“Subscribers are requested to validate unusual texts and calls with our customer service agents,” Castelo said.

He also said that subscribers “who wish to pay for their bills should do so in various Globe stores and through authorized payment centers nationwide.” | NewsDesk with PR

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