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Globe Telecom Launch Anti-Spam in Text Messaging Campaign

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Globe Telecom launched a campaign to address continuing proliferation of unsolicited promotional materials sent through short messaging service or text messages, commonly known as text spams. This was announced in January 24 of this year at the Globe Press Room web page.

How to Report a Spam Text Message

Subscribers may report via the Globe website through Talk2Globe Chat (http://chat.globe.com.ph); send a message through Globe Contact Form (http://globe.com.ph/talk2Globenow) or by tweeting @Talk2GLOBE on Twitter. Subscribers can put in the number, the exact message, and the time and date the text spam was received. Numbers that are reported to be source of text spams are first sent warnings and those that are persistent source of text spams are deactivated from the service, YolyCrisanto, Globe Head of Corporate Communications, said.

How Did They Get Your Number

“Anyone who has access to numbers can create a database. Collection of numbers can come from registration to events and websites, prepaid loading from sari-sari stores, to text validation of mobile apps, and more. Major sources can be mobile marketing companies, app and web developers, load merchants, private and public establishments as well as through mobile generator programs,” Crisanto added.

Does Globe Sell Mobile Numbers

Also, Globe Telecom also disputes an online report that telcos sell customer numbers to database marketing companies.

How Will You Know If the Text Blast is Legitimate

Lastly, legitimate text blasts approved by the National Telecommunications Commission (or NTC) are properly identified and do not carry 11-digit numbers.

Source: Globe.com.ph.

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