SCAM: My First Scam Text This Year; 850000 Pesos from GMA Kapuso Foundation

It's a brand new year for everyone, including local scammers. And despite all the efforts by PLDT and Globe Telecom to curb text message scammers, from time to time, they still creep out and show up in our inboxes. And as hard to believe as the messages of winning some great amounts of money is the fact that there are still people who believe them. I personally know someone and that scam text message triggered events that turn her life upside down. So my point is, we still need to be careful regarding these scam messages. The danger is real!


So without further ado, here's the scam message I received a few days ago. On Sunday, January 7, 2018 at exactly 3:33PM (PH time), I received this message from a certain Atty. Jhon Acosta with phone number 09552962911

Congratulations!
Ursim# Hadwon PHP850,000
From(GMA KAPUSO FOUNDATION) To Claim Send Ur (NAME/ADD/AGE)
&Call Me Now
Im Atty;JHON ACOSTA
DTI#0391s2018
Thankyou,



 Do Not Ever Reply

Obviously, this is a scam. It bears all the marks of it namely, unexpected win of a huge amount of money, unknown sender, don't know your name and a request for a call. But some chose to reply with nasty words or even curses. They may reason that it doesn't cost them anything and that they just want to have fun.  While that may prove to be harmless, it may not always the best thing to do. Here's some logical reasons:

  1.  Some of this just randomly key in phone numbers or get it from poor sources. Replying will just tell them that the number they have sent to is valid and exists. That information may help them attack you in the future with more subtle methods.
  2. It's a waste of time and energy. Let's face it, it's not worth it.
So, what scam messages have you received this year? Let me know by your comments!

Comments

  1. Notice! Ur Sim# had won. Php580,000. From (WOWOWIN) "handog pangkabuhayan" to clain ur prize. Pls txt ur (NAME ADD AGE) call me now HENRY CHING. DTI#2465S'18. Sender +639551356778. Paki verify po ng txt scam na ito.

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    1. NOTICE! Maam,
      Sir. Your SIM#
      Had won.
      (Php580,000.00)
      frm: WOWOWIN
      GMA'7! To claim ds. Pls call me now! I'm Sec,
      Henry C. Ching
      Dti# 2095, s'18.

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    2. CONGRAT'S Your sim# is the lucky winner of' [Php580,000.00] from. (WOWOWIN) To Claim Pls txt ur. NAME/ADD/AGE. Im MR, HENRY CHING DTI#6642'S19.

      no. nung nagtxt is: 0955 265 1757

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    3. Ma'am/Sir.Congratulations! UR SIm Card# had w0nPHP580,000 2ND Prize winner.FRom-(GMA Kapuso foundation)Sponsored by:MR.WiLLIE Revillame/Claim ur prize.PLs TexT Ur NAME/ADDRES/AGE/WORK/ call me now!Im Atty Henry R.Ching.DTI#12278 S'19....'

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  2. INFO; Your
    sim# had won (Php580,000). From. (WOWOWIN)
    Handog
    by; GMA'7 to
    claim text your, NAME/ADD/AGE. Im MR. HENRY CHING.
    DTI#5474 S'18.
    from 09652678669

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  3. Maam/sir Ur sim card# won! Php.850.000.00 As 2nd prize From:GMA KAPUSO FOUNDATION.To claim ur prize,Pls call me Now I'm Sec.Ramon M. Lopez DTI Permit#7165s'18.

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  4. INFO;Your sim#had won(580,000). From,Wowowin handog by;GMA7 to claim pls call now I'm atty.felipe L.Gozon.DTI# 5474 S'18. Paki verify poh itong text na to

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  9. Congrat's!. Ur sim# had won (P780,000.00) for 2nd prize.From (GMA KAPUSO FOUNDATION).Winner during "73rd Grand Anniversary".Plz send ur /name/age/address/work/.Then call me now!. Im Atty.Joel V. Chaves DTI-NCR-Per#4557 series of 2018.Thank you!.

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  10. Notice from: (GMA KAPUSO FOUNDATION) Congrat's
    Your sim card# won the "2nd PRIZE WINNER" worth of (Php850.000.00) For more infomation to claim this prize
    Please CALL me now
    I'm atty:ALLAN A. CHUA
    Per DTI # 6154 S18.
    Is this fake tooo

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  11. Notice:TO OUR VALUED SIMCARD OWNER/ You have won (Php.850,000) from (G.M.A) To claim this prize Pls call me now Im Atty Reyho G. Valdez/per.DTI-NCR#73364s'2018. +639066672345

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    1. NOTICE: MA'AM/SIR,UR SIM# Had Won
      Php:850,000,00. From:GMA KAPUSO MILYONARYO.To claim Your Prize call me now I'm
      Sec,RAMON LOPEZ DTI-PERMIT#3622's'19.
      09263525710
      The same encountered (Stupid people)

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  12. INFO; Your
    sim# had won (Php580,000). From, Wowowin
    handog
    by; GMA'7 to
    claim text your, NAME/ADD/AGE. Im Mr.HENRY L CHING
    DTI/#:5474 S'19.

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  13. Congratulations!Your sim # had' won "2nd prize winner" worth of (Php850,000.00) From:GMA KAPUSO MILYONATION Handog Pangkabuhayanngayong bagong taon!
    To Claim Your Prize, call me now! I'M ATTY:ALLAN A. CHUA PER/DTI/Permit no.1108s'2019.


    2019 first txt to my new number

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  14. Congratulations!Your sim # had' won "2nd prize winner" worth of (Php850,000.00) From:GMA KAPUSO MILYONATION Handog Pangkabuhayanngayong bagong taon!
    To Claim Your Prize, call me now! I'M ATTY:ALLAN A. CHUA PER/DTI/Permit no.1108s'2019.

    this is scam
    My new number and i've received text
    His number 09756029637

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  15. Congratulations!your sim # had won 2nd prizes winner' worth of (php580,000.00) from GMA kapusO PangKaBUHAYAN to claim your prize , Call me now !'
    I'm Atty: LOLUMO MACALINTAL
    Permit no. 6575, S'2019


    Ito Po yung Natanggap namin na message na GalinG daw sa GMA foundation Pangkabuhayan . May na gastos na po kami .Dito Kasi akala namin Totoo .. Ngayun nabasa ko Ang mga comment dito . so TanonG ko lang Kong Totoo bang ScamerS ang may kagagawan nito ?

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    1. scam po yan. dapat po bago magreply sa ganyan sinesearch nyo muna sa internet yung DTI Permit number nila kung valid ba saka dapat nagchecheck din kayo sa mismong website ng GMA kung kasama ba kayo sa list ng nanalo.

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  16. Humihinge po ako ng tulong sana po tulongan nyo ako na loko po ako may nag txt sa akin na nanalo ako at naniwala po ako kc sa pangangailangan.buong akala ko po totoo na nagkautang po ako ngaun ng malaki wala po ako inaasahan kc po single mother ako at buntis pa po hinahabol na po ako ng mga inutangan ko.kaya po humihinge ako ng tulong.ito po ang # na tumatawag sa akin 09161335192 at may babae din po na kumakausap sa akin ito po# nya 09057238847.paki verify po kung totoo cla kc po nabaon po ako sa utang at pwede po ako makolong kahit ganito sitwasyon ko

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  22. Ma'am/Sir.Congratulations! UR SIm Card# had w0nPHP580,000 2ND Prize winner.FRom-(GMA Kapuso foundation)Sponsored by:MR.WiLLIE Revillame/Claim ur prize.PLs TexT Ur NAME/ADDRES/AGE/WORK/ call me now!Im Atty Henry R.Ching.DTI#12278 S'19....'

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  23. Thank You! For Using This Mobile Number You Are The LUCKY WINNER From:
    GMA Kapuso Foundation (PHP850,000)
    Sponsored By: Willie Revillame To Claim Send Your Complete Name/Age/Address/Work &
    Call me now! I'm
    Atty. Bobby C. Lopez From:
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  24. MA'AM/SIR! WE WOULD LIKE TO INFORM YOU THAT YOUR SIM CARD# HAD WON 2ND PRIZE WORTH OF (PHP580,000.00) FROM: GMA 7 SPONSORED BY:MR. WILLIE REVILLAME TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE PLS TXT YOUR NAME/AGE/ADDRESS/WORK AND CALL ME NOW
    I'M ATTY. PATRICK DIZON DTI-PER#0400S'19.

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  26. From. (GMA) Your (sim'#)
    had won. (Php550,000.00)
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    And call me now! Im atty,NERI A.COLMENARES.Per:DTI. NCR.#9162 S'2019.

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    1. from MOBILE# 0967 718 6228

      From. (GMA) Your (sim'#)
      had won. (Php550,000.00)
      by: Mr. Willie Revillame. Info: send your /NAME/AGE/ ADD/WORK,
      And call me now! Im atty,NERI A.COLMENARES.Per:DTI. NCR.#9162 S'2019.

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  27. MA'AM/SIR.
    congratulation
    Your simcard# had won (PHP580,000.00) for 2nd prize winner by raffle of (GMA KAPUSO MILYONATION.) To claim. Text REG. NAME/AGE/ADD/WORK. And call me now ! For more info. I'm atty.BENIDICTO ACOSTA. (DTIpermit2175.s2019 thank you!!
    09481239616 yan ung number

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  28. From. (GMA) Your (sim'#)
    had won. (Php550,000.00)
    by: Mr. Willie Revillame. Info: send your /NAME/AGE/ ADD/WORK,
    And call me now! Im atty,Rafail A.Lopes.Per:DTI. NCR.#9162 S'2019.

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  29. (From Wowowin) Your (sim'#)
    had won. (Php580,000.00)
    Sponsored by: Mr. Willie Revillame.
    Pls call me now! Im atty, ATTY.HENRY S. CHENG..Per:DTI. NCR.#9162 S'2019.

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    1. same lang po tayo ng message magkaiba lang ng phone # and name ng sender.

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  30. I also got text from this # 09361764756 around 9:56 in the morning oct.5,2019

    From: GMA'7
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    ADDRESS/AGE. And call me! Im
    Atty, FRANCES B. CHUA. DTI-NCR
    #9162 S'19.

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