Text Scammers Actually Sell Their Stolen Load
Ever wondered why you get one of those lost text messages from unknown people pretending to be a friend, relative or loved one then asking you to send them mobile load credits?
Some of the text message goes like — “musta na mahal? miz na u. papasa load naman.”
Of course, those aren’t really innocent text messages — they come from text spammers who randomly send out those messages to any number hoping that a few of them gullible ones reply back and do actually send prepaid load credits (via Pasa-Load or Share-a-Load).
According to a product manager from one of the telcos, these text spammers (scammers) make money out of those shared load credits by selling them back to the public.
The bet and fastest way is for them to offer these prepaid loads at below market price (cheaper than the SRP) so they’ll move fast. Makes sense considering they’ve got pretty high margins.
So whenever you bump into stores or people selling “pasaload” or “share-a-load” at much cheaper prices, chances are high they got the load from scamming other people.