Cel phones are not just a means of express communication but it has become a tool of grave threat of scamming to all cel phone users by a fraudulent individuals.
Just now, I received a text message from a completely unknown person which says -
"N0TICE FROM:CENTRAL BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES CONGRAT'S UR SIM #WON DURING UR 73RD GRAND ANNIVERSARY.2ND PRIZE WINNER WORHT (850,000,00) HANDOG PANGKABUHAYAN.PLS SEND UR NAME/AGE/ADDRES/WORK..TO CLAIM UR PRIZE CALL ME NW! I'M ATTY.JOSEPH P.CHAN PER DTI PERMIT #0693S'10."
This is just a sample copy of text message coming from a syndicate seeking to convince other people, obviously,making you believe a million richer and claims as an authorized government agency representatives/lawyer as a proof of their legitimacy.
Beware of this kind of messages and illegal promos, these are phone scamming carried by unknown person only to make money, better yet, is to ignore it. Once you reply on this kind of scam messages they will consider you as qualified and from there bit by bit you are trapped and shed all what you save.
Legitimate promos will always be on the course of proper ads on the newspaper provided by the carrier, if you have any complains, immediately report to National Telecommunication Commission at 9267722 or DTI Hotline 811-8231 local 1216.