The current pandemic has spurred the occurrence of online scams. It comes in many forms, such as but not limited to text messages, phone calls, emails, and social media. The perpetrators will fool their victims with business-like demeanor, generic aliases, and charming words which in the end will leave the victim hanging, and definitely an empty pocket if the scam is completed. A concerned netizen shared the following scam message to warn the public of the manipulative and deceptive nature of these scammers (Phishing message highlighted in italics).
Following is a scam SMS message coming from a sender with no. +63 951 061 2383 as reported by a concerned citizen: