(Notice):Ur Simcard #won 2nd prize worth P780,000.00+N70 Unit cp.
September 9, 2008 12:06am CST
this morning i received this sms message: (Notice): Ur Simcard #won 2nd prize worth P780,000+N70 Unit cp.In Our 3rd Anv. PreRaffle Drw Last/Sept/05/08 frm.Phil's charity foundation.DTI/NCR#per.718 0 ser.08,4 more info &dtails call me now!im Atty.fred b.medina From: +639298924223 Clearly it is a bogus scheme of some people to trick un-suspecting persons.. last year i saw many complaints in the news wherein individuals are tricked transferring money as payment to tax before they can claim the winnings.. they never traced the the criminals.. usually they will send their messages early in the morning when you are half-awake.. my mother was once a victim when someone sent her a message saying to reply a "code" to the message to win instantly P500 extra load, after sending the code, she lost P30 as she just un-knowingly transferred load via the above instructions(pasa-load).. (a small amount compared to otehr victims, but still hard earned money stolen) Normally this promos should have a special number/name and not ordinary number appearing.. the sender cannot be traced because we do not require any identification or documents when getting simcards.. have you also received such text messages? how do you react on this?
9 Sep 08
I have received similar messages a couple of time... but i just easily delete them... i feel that if people will not pay attention to this... then those scammers will eventually stop because they will just waste cell phone load in sending out those bogus messages...
14 Sep 08
Good. I hope these scammers will stop trying to trick people. If only pre-paid simcards can be traced then definitely no one will try doing these. We can't blame entirely the people they tricked, it is our nature to want instant money. happy posting!!
9 Sep 08
Yes a few weeks ago i received a text message like your's.the Message is like this.Your simcard # won 3.5 Million in the charity raffle in coordination with the PGMA charity and the Philippines Charity Sweepstakes Office.Per DTI/NCR# 208 ser2008.Call me now im Atty.Mercado.I didn't do what he says because i know it is a scam and it will not lead me to nowhere.And it is clearly a scam because the number that he use is not srored in my phonebook that's why i know that he's not telling the truth.I reply to his text message like this "that style is old and i know you are stupid person don't text me anymore.Afterwards he didn't reply.
9 Sep 08
i think there was a discussion before in the gov't to require identification when issuing (pre-paid) simcards, do you agree with that proposal? (here in my location now is very strict, prepaid simcards are registered so any criminal activities done by your number can be traced back to you. is it a good idea or invasion of privacy?) i have also received before from some personal numbers saying how much they "love the network providers service".. clearly it was promotional gimmick of the network providers, otherwise who will waste their text message money..
9 Sep 08
I've received similar text messages on my cellphone. Either I ignore them, or if I'm really in the mood, I tell off the sender with a cuss word or two. Even my mom would tell me that she occasionally receives such messages on her phone, and I'd tell her to just ignore them.