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.
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.
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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