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Filipinos warned vs SIM card registration-themed phishing emails

Mobile subscribers are warned against phishing emails related to SIM (subscriber identity module) card registration, which will start next week.

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In an advisory on Friday, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said the emails instruct the unsuspecting victims to participate in a “pre-registration process” so their e-wallet and mobile payment applications would be “reactivated.”

“[Subscribers] are advised not to provide personal information to the senders nor click on links that may be included in the email messages,” DICT added.

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Such emails are a form of phishing, which is a fraudulent activity where users are being tricked into providing sensitive information.

SIM card registration will begin on Dec. 27.

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