Presenting the December 2013 spam SMS

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Spam is annoying and time consuming. In my gmail, there is a way to block spam through a special folder that I never get to see. For mobile phones, it is another story. I see it in my inbox. In iPhone, I can easily block the sender but it does not stop future spammers from contacting me.

What kind of spam SMS do you receive from your telecom? I have two postpaid accounts from two telecoms: Globe and Smart. Let me share to you the type of spam messages I have received for the month of December. Mind you, I received spam in the past 7 months since I changed to a new number. I admit that I may have inadvertently given my number to marketing people in my old 14 year old number. Receiving spam sms in my new number is unforgivable especially upon receiving a spam just a day after.

The type of spammers sending these text messages come mostly from banks who provide loans and real estate agents. I am wondering how these spammers got my number and I also wonder why the are helpless against these spammers. It amazes me why I don’t receive spam sms from the other telecom.

This spam should stop. Aren’t they aware that the Philippines has a Data Privacy law?

Here are the spam sms for the month of December 2013.

1. Standard Chartered Bank.

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2. Cheapest condo

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3. Megaworld

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4. Loan

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5. Vistas Residences

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6. Preselling of a condo in Makati

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7. Cash Loan

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8. Pre-sell Makati Condo

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9. Ayala Land

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10. Yet another cash loan

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11. Still another cash loan

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12. Maybank
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13. Yes, another cash loan

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14. Makati Finest Condo

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15. Filinvest

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16. Ah, cash loans.

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17. Pre-sell condo in Makati

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18. My first gadget spam ( This might be a supplier where I bought accessories but this spam does not identify themselves. So I consider this spam)

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19. Email and tech blasting at affordable prices? (they should be investigated)

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20. Condo at the heart of Makati

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21. Megaworld

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The good news is I only received 21 spam sms. I could have been worse like receiving a spam every day. Out of the total 21 spam sms, here is the breakdown: two from Banks (Standard Chartered & Maybank) , seven from loans , five real estate from Makati, five from Filinvest , Ayala Land, Megaworld, Vista Residences and two are from technology. The top SMS spammer is from the real estate category with 10 spam sms followed by the banking/loan category with 9 spam sms.

Do I call out these spammers or my telecom for violating Data Privacy law?

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