SMS Scams: Digicels Warning to Users

Followingthe increased number of mobile phone scam messages, mobile phone company Digicel has warned customers against it.

DigicePNG Customer Care Manager, Vetau Roga, says customers must not respond tothe scam text messages.


These text messages simply inform customersthey have won large sums of money abroad, ones that require a customer to remit huge amounts of funds beforethey can claimtheir prize.


Millions of kina have been wasted by many Papua New Guineas who have fallen victim tothe Mobile Text Messages scam. The warning by DigicePNG was clear, don’t reply to any text messages that inform you that you have won large sums of money from overseas.


Ms. Roga says any winner from Digicel’s promotions will be contacted directly bythe Management. The mobile company is currently working to put systems in place to avoid future scam messages.


Meanwhile,the fourth winner for Digicel Super 8 Promotion was announced yesterday.  21 year – old Waigu Kenttis from Sialum in Morobe Province becamethe fourth winner of a brand newLandcruiser


Waigu was presentedthe keys tothe newLandcruiser by Lae Besed Sales Manager Cameron Hebley yesterday. Waigu said he will puttheLandcruiser out for hire to support his family.


Sincethe start ofthe competition,there have been four winners from Port Moresby, Madang, Lihir and now Lae.


Digicel’s Super 8 Competition will end in four weeks’ time with four therLandcruisers yet to be given away.

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