As if we haven’t had enough, a new scam has been circulating in the Philippines.

The new modus will pique the interest of the receiver as it contains a message saying “ikaw ba yan sa video?”. It will even be punctuated with a shocked face emoji to make it sound more alarming.

If you’re one of the people who received this message from an unknown source, don’t click the link because it’s a phishing page created to get the victim’s login details.

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This new modus was exposed by the Philippine National Police (PNP) Anti-Cybercrime Group.

According to the law enforcement agency, clicking the link might allow scammers to gain access to their personal accounts. That may include the password of your bank account, one-time passwords, and more.

To keep you safe from rampant text spam and scams, just follow the one golden rule: don’t click any sketchy links sent to you from anonymous numbers.

See also: NPC administrative fines for data privacy infractions

Over the past few months, we’ve seen these text spams evolved and has even included the users full name.

In an attempt to combat the problem, the NTC has ordered phonemakers and distributors to help users be safe from text scams by showing instructions on how to block text messages from the contacts not registered on their phonebook.



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