Sen. Mark Villar is batting for the passage of the Anti-Financial Account Scamming Act or AFASA to fight the rising cases of online scams, while Sen. Grace Poe said authorities should test the mettle of the SIM Registration law by arresting and penalizing text scammers.
Sen. Jinggoy Estrada cited reports on the alleged product endorsements of Dr. Willie Ong regarding a "miracle food" in the form of mixed nuts, and Dr. Tony Leachon, whose name and pictures were used to imply his personal endorsement of a product as a cure for diabetes.
Under its filtering protocol, Globe deactivates SIMs within its network once detected to have been involved in fraud. Meanwhile, SIMs outside of the Globe network are blacklisted to prevent them from sending to Globe.
The bank’s removal of clickable links in all forms of communications is in support of a BSP memorandum, which contained recommended control measures against cyber fraud and attacks on retail electronic payments and financial services.
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has warned the public to be vigilant against fraud perpetrated through unsolicited emails or text messages with links that redirect the mobile user to highly suspicious websites.