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Globe blocks record high 2.72-B spam, scam SMS in 2022, more than double vs 2021

Leading digital solutions platform Globe blocked a record high 2.72 billion scam and spam messages in 2022, more than double the 2021 total of 1.15 billion, reflecting the impact of its stepped up campaign against malicious SMS.

As a result of its intensified crackdown against fraudsters, Globe also blocked 83.4 million bank-related spam messages last year. Globe has partnered with all major commercial banks and online retailers in the country to ensure quick and efficient information exchange for a more efficient response to spam and fraud SMS.

Blocking spam and scam messages continues to be a crucial component of Globe’s cybersecurity strategy, and it has managed to spare customers from dangerous and disruptive SMS before the enforcement of the SIM Registration Act.

“Our customers are our top priority so we do our best to ensure that they are protected from scammers and fraudsters. We will continue to invest in cybersecurity systems and work tirelessly to provide them with a safe and enjoyable online experience as we also take part in the full implementation of the SIM Registration Act,” said Anton Bonifacio, Globe Chief Information Security Officer.

“With our relentless proactive blocking efforts and implementation of the new law, we are taking great strides in our campaign to end text fraud,” he said.

Globe has spent about $20 million to step up its spam and scam SMS detection and blocking system. Its round-the-clock Security…

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