Globe Telecom sends out scam alert.
A person calls, sends a text message, or comes to you with an offer to upgrade your Globe Telecom One Time Pin (OTP). Your inner anti-scam alarm should be screaming, “SCAMMER!”
When a person asks for your SIM, that action gives them away as scammers. Most likely, these persons will pose as Globe Telecom representatives. However, these impostors just want to make you a scam victim.
A genuine Globe Telecom personnel will not ask you for your personal information or to surrender your SIM. Just ignore. Giving your SIM or sharing your OTP may lead to the unauthorized access of services linked to your number.
Protect yourself against scammers.
Tips from WHO
- NEVER ask for your username or password
- NEVER email attachments you didn’t ask for
- NEVER ask you to visit a link outside of www.who.int
- NEVER charge money to apply for a job, register for a conference, or reserve a hotel
- NEVER conduct lotteries or offer prizes, grants, certificates, or funding through email.
- Targeting everybody, scams succeed because they look like the real thing and catch you off guard. Scammers got smarter as they weave stories designed to convince you to hand them your money or personal details.
- Remember, if the offer looks too good to be true, it probably is.
- Do not open suspicious text messages, pop-ups, or click-on links in emails.
- Be careful about fake email addresses. A fake email address may off by one letter to the real one.
- Hang up when phone calls ask for your computer remote access or passwords.
- Ask questions about where the client is sending money and why—especially if this is not typical of your client’s past behavior, if the instructions are new, or if the funds are going to a new recipient.
- Verbally verify transfer instructions with the recipient and to ask for supporting documentation. This can be done through a phone call or video chat.
- Exercise caution when choosing a payment method. Scammers often request online currency such as bitcoin, gift cards, and prepaid debit cards. Fraudulent wire requests are difficult to recall.
- Shop only in shopping services you know and trust.
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