Text Scammer Pretends to be Mom in Need of Money, Gets Fooled #BOOMPANES
Here’s what happens when a potential text scammer messages someone who has too much time on their hands…. hilarity ensues!
This is just too crazy!
Sent from a WhenInManila.com reader:
Last Monday May 26, 2014 I received typical text with the phrase “This is my new roaming number.”
We all know that this is a scammer. So like any “normal” person, I replied.
In my response, I made the texter think that I fell for it. So the texting went on and on then he began asking for money. So like any “normal” person I sent him 1 peso and yes I even lined up at a BDO branch just to send him 1 freaking peso. Wala lang just to entertain ourselves. We were at SM anyway.
So now, we were curious on how a scammer can easily open a Phone Money Account. Thru our research, you only have to present one valid ID at any telco branch to open an account. So should the telcos scrutinize every ID card presented? I don’t know if the big telcos should do something about this.
Anyway, dear text scammer person…. BOOMPANES!
See the actual crazy text scam conversation thread below:
What do you think of this text scam? I’m sure there are some people out there who actually fall for this. Is there something the banks, the telcos, the police or the government should do about this?