How to Fight Cell Phone/Text Scammers and Frauds


Cell phones have now become a tool for scamming. Cell phone/text scams are everywhere. In the Philippines, cell phone/text scams are becoming a serious threat to unsuspecting cell phone users. In my other site, I have discussed how my wife got a text message from the Philippine Charity Foundation (PCF) which is a text scam carried out by fraudulent individuals who know nothing but make one on other people. Please read the article linked in this paragraph for you to learn how these scammers/frauds lure other people into giving them private information like bank accounts, ATM PIN codes and other data.

How do you fight cell phone scams? Here are a few things you can do:

  1. Do not believe that you have won tons of cash from suspicious groups like the Philippine Charity Foundation.
  2. Don’t give your real name, bank account, and other information.
  3. You do the asking.
  4. Keep the person on the phone until his cell phone load runs out. lol!
  5. Best approach is do not text back to text messages telling you that you’ve won in a lottery or contest which you have never joined in.

In the Philippines, there is no way you can lookup a cell phone number because reverse cell phone number lookup is not yet legal here. In fact, SIM cards here are very cheap and can be disposed of easily. Once used, it can be thrown to the garbage bin ASAP. This makes cell phone scamming here very convenient for scams and frauds.

In the US and other countries where reverse cell phone number lookup is legal, you can do this. Better yet, just ignore those messages or calls. Don’t waste your time with those text messages making you believe that you’re a million dollars richer or something like that.



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  1. OFW ini says:

    Here in Saudi or European countries I’ve been to, each time I buy a prepaid SIM card they would ask for my passport to tag the SIM card to, otherwise you can’t buy or obtain a SIM card. IT’S GOVERNMENT REGULATION. I wonder why NTC can’t impose such policy in all postpost or prepaid users. Such that perpetrators like these can be identified upon court order. Majority of politicians have no will power to hurt their voters for general benefits. SAD

  2. marissa says:

    skin nmn eh,frm MPCF,4O,000 USD AMOUNT,AND HIS ASKING ME TO call bsp director dir.anaclito l.uy #09283732130

  3. john says:

    This what they send to me,same like what they send to anna katrina. . . .this is the date and time that they send to me a scam message. .
    Marc 31,2012 @ 10:33:11 pm
    MILESTONE Phil. Charity Foundation
    Informed you that your Intl. Roaming no. is one of the lucky OFW EXCELLENT AWARD amounting to (40,000 USD). Txt now your Complete Name: Add. In abroad: Add. In phils.: Roaming #: Contact #: Passport #: Email Add: And send to Atty. Grace B. Quito
    Trunkline #09305112338
    Have a Blessed Day!
    Sender:
    +639481231131

  4. ana katrina says:

    gn2 po db ang scam ,MILESTONE PHIL.FOUNDATION INF0RM U THAT UR INTRNT!0NAL R0M# IS ONE OF THE LUCKY OFW EXCELLENT AWARD AMOUNTING OF 40.000 USD. TXT NW UR CMPLET NYM,ADD.IN ABROAD,ADD.IN PHIL. R0M# CNTCT# ,EMAIL ADD. ND CND TO ATTY.LAILA FUENTES M0NTERO CP# O9491775730
    YN Po ang txt skn ngaun lng kea srch q ung M.P.F n cnv ng ngtxt skn nd my lumabas nga po nw n M.P.F S srch q, ang ngtxtxt skn n cp# 09486844054 pki srch nyo po qng cnu mga scammers n2 thnx..w8 4 ur reply

  5. Joseph says:

    Scammer: 09393732544
    Sent this via text: “musta na kau dyn e2 ang roaming no# q, mgp2dala nga pla aq ng pera sa lingo txtbk
    Since I knew from the start that this one is a scammer, I decided to ride his “joke.”
    This one is trying to get 10k from me on a business proposal.
    Just posting this so people will be aware.

  6. Amor says:

    Sana marami makabasa nito at sana yung mga nakakatanggap ng message na yan eh mag search muna bago kumagat.

    Amor’s last blog post..Sean’s Trick or Treat

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