Globe Telecom Inc. said on Monday it blocked over 400 million spam text messages last year as part of an intensified anti-scamming campaign.
“We understand the problems that could arise from these text messaging scams. This is why we have strengthened our campaign for a spam-free experience for all our customers. We have been working hard to stop many fraud attempts, and we have been successful in our goal. We will be constantly upgrading and improving our blocking and filtering mechanism to keep our network from these unwanted messages,” Globe chief information security officer Anton Bonifacio said.
Globe has also deactivated 14,013 SIMs, which have been found to be the sources of such messages.
Globe in 2014 established an anti-spam solution and blocking mechanism, consisting of a new hardware and software solution, that can filter up to one billion SMS a day. The mechanism enables Globe to prevent the transmittal of spam and scam messages which have been sent through the Globe network.