Globe subscribers: Beware of this type of fraud messages
In case you receive an SMS message claiming that they’re from Globe and that you won a certain amount of discount from your monthly postpaid bill, please ALWAYS check the number it came from. Globe won’t use a regular mobile number to broadcast its promos.
What happens here is that you’re supposed to key in a message and send it to a number that’s not exactly a mobile number but a format for passing load. You won’t get a discount on your bill and you will lose that P150. Scammers are targeting postpaid numbers because most of these subscribers are not aware of the syntax on how to pass load to prepaid numbers so they won’t notice it from the message they’re supposed to send.
I know we are wiser to fall for these type of SMS messages but I still hear of people being victimized by this type of scam. Just be careful and be aware. Globe’s security and fraud teams already flagged the numbers being reported but it’s still easy for perpetrators to get new prepaid numbers and continue this scam.