Text Scam Advisory

The public is hereby advised to be cautious against the following fraudulent schemes. If no one is acceding into these strategies, scammers would ultimately stop. But as long as they can pull a fast one, they would continue.

a. Raffle Scam a text message claiming that you won a raffle prize. You will be asked to send money to claim the prize.

“Congratulations! Your number won a brand new car with PhP 500 thousand via an electronic raffle draw. For details, please call JUAN DE LA CRUZ Phil Charity Center now.”

b. Missent Load Scam a text message which is similar to Share-A-Load, Pasaload or Give-A-Load notification.

First Message:

“PhP300.00 credits was loaded to your Mobile Number 0917xxxxxxxx by 0915xxxxxxx. Trans ID: 1234568 07/21/18”

Second Message

“Kuya/Ate, nagkamali po kasi ako ng number na napa loadan. Baka pop d pabalik Gawin nyo lang po TXT 300 snd nyo sa 2xxxxxxxxxx at mag Yes sa next message. Salamat po”

HUWAG MANIWALA, HUWAG MAG REPLY!

A public service from NTC Ilocos Region. You may report, fraudulent messages at 072 607 5656, 072 607 5654, 075 522 3677 or email address: ntc.ilocosregion@ntc.gov.ph