Globe, the country’s leading digital solutions platform, said Tuesday it blocked a record 2.72 billion scam and spam messages in 2022, more than double the 2021 total of 1.15 billion.
Globe said that as a result of its intensified crackdown against fraudsters, it also blocked 83.4 million bank-related spam messages last year.
The company teamed up 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 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 Globe chief information security officer Anton Bonifacio.