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Globe warns vs fake SIM registration links, reminds customers to use official portal, GlobeOne app

Fraudsters have been spreading fake links on social media, enticing mobile users to register. Once clicked, these fake URLs lead to blogs filled with online ads.

Globe warns its customers against fake SIM registration links circulating online, which lead to malicious sites aimed at duping customers into sharing sensitive information.

Fraudsters have been spreading fake links on social media, enticing mobile users to register. Once clicked, these fake URLs lead to blogs filled with online ads.

“We appeal to our customers to please use only our official platforms to register new SIMs. The only way to register your new SIMs is through our SIM registration site or the GlobeOne app. Any other site pretending to be a registration portal is fraudulent and dangerous. Please be vigilant,” said Darius Delgado, Globe Vice President and Head, Consumer Mobile Business.

Customers should register new SIMs only through the following official platforms:

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●       Globe’s SIM registration site

●       GlobeOne app

The Department of Information and Communications Technology earlier warned the public against these fake SIM registration sites, saying these are geared towards getting sensitive information from SIM users.

Globe earlier completed major improvements to its SIM registration channels as it hopes to protect customer data and deter fraud.

These include advanced encryption protocols to secure data transmission during registration, live photo capture, and use of Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology for document verification.

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