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SIM REGISTRATION TO EXPOSE SCAMMERS – DELA ROSA

Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa assured that text scammers and other cyber fraudsters using subscriber identity modules, commonly known as SIM cards for cellphones, can no longer hide their identities once the SIM Registration Bill becomes law. In his co-sponsorship speech of Senate Bill No. 1310 to be known as Subscriber Identification Module (SIM), under […]

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DELA ROSA BACKS SENATE PROBE ON TEXT SCAMS

The consensus among senators to immediately act to stop the rampant text scam has triggered Senator Bato Dela Rosa to push anew for a Senate inquiry into the alarming rise of text fraud. In a manifestation on Monday, Dela Rosa threw his support to the call of Senator Jinggoy Estrada and other senators to stop […]

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HOLD TEXT SCAMMERS ACCOUNTABLE! – AGRI PARTY-LIST

AGRI Party-list Rep. Wilbert T. Lee calls for a swift investigation on the rampant text spam and phishing messages in the country to protect consumers’ rights to privacy and security, and prevent these scammers from causing more harm. In his House Resolution No. 334, Lee underscores the need for Congress to determine the effectiveness of […]

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POE TO DICT, NTC: BOOST EFFORTS VS TEXT SCAMS

Senator Grace Poe called on the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to escalate their efforts to stop text scammers victimizing many unsuspecting mobile phone users in the country. “The unabated surge of text scams has brought further hardship and distress on our people who are already mired […]

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STOP ‘AYUDA’ TEXT SCAMMERS – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva urged authorities to stop text scammers from taking advantage of the government’s roll out of “ayuda” to those hard-hit by the spike in prices of fuel and basic goods. “We’re seeing a new surge of text scams. Parang epidemic po ito, may panibagong wave. This time, scammers are riding on the government’s […]

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ADOPT ZERO TOLERANCE ON TEXT SCAMS – VILLANUEVA

The government should adopt a zero tolerance policy against text scams as the “next great pyramid” will be built on the foundation of stolen data of cellphone and internet users, Senator Joel Villanueva said. “Iyan po ang dapat nating paghandaan. Sabi nga po nila, there are more pyramids in the Philippines than in Egypt. While […]

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STOP ‘BUDOL’ TEXT JOB OFFER SCAMS – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva has asked the National Privacy Commission to look into the “epidemic of ‘text scams,’” particularly the kind in which cell phone numbers are barraged with job ads or offers. Villanueva, chair of the Senate labor committee, described the apparent “robo texts being blasted” to be the “forbidden fruit of a data breach […]