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Another SMS Spam

Posted on August 20, 2009  in Personal Experiences

We got another annoying Spam SMS making rounds this week. The message goes:

PGMA CHARITY FOUNDATION, informing you that ur CELL# had w0n 950,000,00 2ndprize last Aug13,09. DTI#01401 series of 2009 PLS call us NW,im,£eah lopez,

Sender’s Number:
+639265433382

Setting aside my political opinion (especially on the choice of foundation name 🙂 ), here are some of my advise on unsolicited sms messages:
1. Any message telling you that you have won a big prize via SMS is either a SMS Spam or an SMS scam.
Why? Simple logic will tell you that if the organizers can really give that much money, then they should have means to call you (via mobile phone or landline) and not send SMS.
Also in my opinion prizes this big needs some notification via telegram of postal mail.
2. Beware of sketchy SMS messages that have DTI (Department of Trade and Industry) permit number xxxyyyzz, series of year wwww. Scammers think that putting this will add credibility to their modus operandi, but they are mere numbers for me. You can check it with DTI yourself.

If you also receive similar unsolicited sms messages, kindly leave some comments here.

0 thoughts on “Another SMS Spam”

  1. I also got a scam messages for two consecutive weeks. saying that my cell# won the raffle of PGMA foundation for 2 Million. Contact person Atty Joseph M. Gaite contact#09202488xxx with DTI#3920 series2009.

    A lot of scammers were using sms now a days. So Beware every body.

    1. @daphne,
      Thanks for sharing that sms! I remember that, some reader also put it in the comment section before.

      Agree on the awareness advice! That’s the primary purpose of my post on sms spam/scam

  2. I also received sms that tells PGMA CHARITY FOUNDATION informing that my cell number had won 950,000 2nd price last sept.08,2009 DTI#01401 series 2009 pls call us now leah lopez..09068082423

  3. To All The Scammers,

    Send me your names and addresses and I will have you picked up so when I decided to have my home built, you will be part of the home’s FOUNDATION. Eat, Sh*t and Die, you b*st*rds!!!