I only use my cellphone when it’s really needed. I text my sisters, friends and former classmates. I call whenever I complain to Digitel. In short, I only my phone on important things. That’s why it’s annoying to receive messages from your carrier and most specially, from text scammers.
As a precaution to others, I am posting some messages that I have received.
From 09262471717: “Congratulations! Last 11/13/2007 Ur Cell# had Won P200, 000, 00 +N73 Unit frm: New PCCNS DTI-Permit#9170 Series of 2007 Call me Now! IM Atty Henry Morales”
From 09265582408: “Congratulations!!! Pres. GMA Charity Fund. Ur Sim# have Won! P680,000 Thousand. oct. 19/2007, DTI PRMT#0010/4 more info? Call no. Atty. Amor L. Lopez”
From 09264150098: “Congratulations! Pres. GMA Charity Fund. Ur Sim# had Won!680,000.00 07/22/2007 > 4 more info? Pls call me now! I’m Sec. Manuel C. Manding”
From 09267770212: “Congratulations: Last 06/21/2007 Ur cell# had Wond P900,000 + Nokia 6630 Unit from: new Pagcro DTI-NCR Permit#2578 Series of 2007 Call Now Atty: Carlo C. Diaz ”
This one from 290: Public Advisory: Beware of text messages informing you that you;ve won a prize. We never ask our winners for cash or prepaid loads to claim a prize. Don’t be a victim!
It makes me wonder why people fell prey on text scams. If you did not join the contest, how can you win? There’s a whole thread of this in the government website.