GLOBE would like to warn everyone about an imminent text scam/fraud that involves GCASH. The scenario goes like this:
The scammer/fraudster sends a text message that demands bills payment from postpaid subscribers through text messages with instructions to deposit payment to a specific account or via GCASH.
Here’s a sample message for your reference:
Sounds terrifying and authoritative, right? But this is just a scam tactic.
“We would like to inform and warn our subscribers not to heed fraudulent text messages alluding to non-payment of bills and demanding payment through certain accounts or via GCASH. Instead of responding to such messages, subscribers should report such incidents to us,” -lawyer Froilan Castelo, Head of Globe Corporate, Legal Services Group.
We should always remember that legitimate advisories should come from a sender named “GLOBE”. Then the bill payments via GCASH must be handled by the GCASH app which requires a transaction confirmation from 2882.
Beware guys. When in doubt, ask customer service agents first. Stay safe everyone.