NTC warns public vs 'millionaire' text scam

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THE National Telecommunications Commission in Central Visayas (NTC 7) urged the public not to be deceived by text messages that offer to click their given link if they want to become a millionaire.

Engr. Bill Peralta from the Complaint Section of NTC 7 said these are false messages that the public should avoid.

"As of now, ang atong mahimo (what we can do) is to block the number, educate our users ug dili magpailad aning mga klase nga (and don't be deceived by this kind of) scheme sa text kay as of now, wala pay law identifying the sender kay wa may registration (sa prepaid sim)," Peralta said.

(As of now, what we can do is block the number, educate our users and don't be deceived by this text scheme because there is still no law identifying the sender as their sim card is not registered.)

Peralta asked the receivers to screenshot the text messages, including the cellphone number of the sender, and send it to ntc_vii@yahoo.com for proper action.

"Please ignore it and if you have time, just email it to us so we can make a request to NTC Manila to block the said text messages," said Peralta, who admitted that he also received fake text messages.

Peralta said scammers are not afraid to send fake text messages as they could not be easily traced unless the Senate Bill 2395 or Sim Card Registration Act would be enacted into a law. (PAC, TPT)