Trolling PLDT, Globe, Smart and Sun!
Rigoberto Tiglao recently authored an article alleging that some Globe employees have been selling Globe mobile numbers to external parties. Oh my. The Troll has read Rigoberto’s piece, as well as that of Globe’s response, as well as that of Rigoberto’s response to Globe’s response. It seems like our dear column writer is a bit [...]
From: 0917 578 9100 Date Received: June 17, 2013 Network Received: Smart Postpaid Message: FROM BPI CARDS: We wish to confirm validity of transaction/s noted in your credit card. Kindly call or reply through this number for clarification. Thank you. Threat Level: High. Here we are again – kids – there is one full proof [...]
Globe postpaid subscribers – be wary of the SMS massages you receive. Apparently, there is a new modus operandi by our friendly neighborhood scammers: they send SMS messages to Globe postpaid subs that demand payment for their account – advising them to deposit money in a specific GCASH account. Froilan Castelo, Head of the Globe [...]
From: 0946 728 2324 Date Received: May 16, 2013 Network Received: Smart Postpaid Message: Smart Postpaid Advisory: As a preferred Postpaid Client, You are Pre-Qualified for a FREE 200 SMS Monthly. To Avail TxT 09982509434 200 Send to 808 Threat Level: High. Save for a few mistakes in formatting, this SMS scam can be very [...]
Globe has killed more than 5,000 SIM cards – all in the name of the war against spam/scams! The Singtel telco declared that it is working with the NTC, alongside the NBI, to pursue and expedite the arrest of SMS spammers/scammers! Froilan Castelo, Globe Head for Corporate and Legal Services: “The volume of scams sent [...]
From: 2933 (This is the first time a short code has entered this section of TelcoTroll) Date Received: March 23, 2013 Network Received: Globe Prepaid Message: Click to see Rose’s photos on Facebook: http://fb.me/8ECjwzflKNYIux Reply “stop” to stop getting Facebook texts. For more info Text FB HELP to 2933 Threat Level: High. The Troll has [...]
From: 0926 573 1641 Date Received: March 18, 2013 Network Received: Globe Prepaid Message: congratulations.Had won! (P750.000)From:VILLBAR FOUNDATION. During our 24 th Anniversary Call me now!Im Atty.RuelA.Ventura.DTI P#4671 S.2013 Threat Level: Low. This has got to be the worst formatted SMS Spam/Scam that the Troll has ever received. The spacing is very dismal, and for [...]