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Globe Filtering System Blocks About 2M Scam, Spam Messages

When you receive a message asking you to send load credits to them to be able to process your prize money you won from a contest you never joined, you should know that you are a step away from scams and online frauds.

Gossips have it that one businesswoman lost a huge amount of money from being too nice to entertain this type of messages. I got so irritated when I learned about it because common sense would tell us that when you did not join any contest, you will not win anything from it.

On the other side, a cousin was once ranting on Facebook about someone sending her sibling here in the Philippines about her supposed new roaming number. My initial comment was, "dati pang may ganyang modus ah, bakit kayo nagpaloko."

With the rising number of people victimized by SMS scam messages, Globe launched its own filtering system. The system also works with subscribers to know the companies that send spam messages.

I once call Globe them to file my report about these annoying messages. If you are a Postpaid subscriber, you must have been receiving spam messages from real estate, insurance and networking people.

It is still a mystery on how our numbers were acquired by these spammers. I know of techniques but I should still treat these as mere theories as Globe has not yet released any study results on how scammers and spammers collect our numbers.

On November 17, Globe announced that the system has blocked nearly 20 million scam and spam messages already. For the record, the network system has blocked an average of about 50,000/day.

“The filtering system that we have put in place can be reconfigured to address the kind of spam and scam messages that goes through our network. While the filtering mechanism seems to be working well as a deterrent in the transmittal of spam and scam messages, our technical team continues to design and develop mechanisms that will substantially rid the network of such irritating messages,” Agustin said.

To know more about the report from Globe Telecom, CLICKHERE.

Christian is a Marketing Communications practitioner in Quezon City. He is an Igorot from Sagada, Mountain Province. To get in touch with him, please shoot an email to christianaligonow@gmail.com.


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