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NPC: Personalized spam texts sent via phone number, not from app

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) said the result of its initial investigation showed that the recent wave of targeted smishing messages that contain the recipient’s name most likely came from smartphones and not from an app used by data aggregators.

BSP reminds public to be wary of error-filled scam websites

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.

As scammers prey on Pinoy job-seekers, Globe blocks 140,000 smishing messages

According to cybersecurity firm Kaspersky, personal data is the main motivation of cybercriminals in targeting job-seekers who are income-less and are themselves in need of money.

Gov’t inter-agency group vows to catch smishing scammers

Ten government agencies, including the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and Department of Justice (DOJ), have joined efforts to catch those behind the epidemic of smishing and text spams luring Filipinos into spurious investment schemes and work-from-home jobs.

Proposed law against ‘smishing’ filed in Senate

Re-electionist senator Joel Villanueva has filed a bill providing mobile phone subscribers an "opt-in" mechanism on push messages on SMS or calls as a response to the pervasive text messages circulating in the public offering purported high-paying jobs and other products.

Pinoy mobile users warned against ‘smishing’

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) said on Tuesday, Oct. 5, it has received reports of “smishing” where mobile users received unsolicited SMS messages allegedly due to the contact information they provided in Covid-19 contact tracing and health declaration forms.
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