SMS Spam: Caritas Health Shield Healthcard Provider

Woke up to a notification from my phone about a received message.  As it was still a little past 6 AM, I immediately reached out to the side table to read the message thinking it could only be from a family member or someone from work texting me about something important.  Imagine my annoyance when the message turned out to be a spam.

Wow.  I can’t believe the sender’s gall in naming himself Mr. Rafael Bautista (+639066199015) when it’s obvious that he’s up to something.  For one, I am not a client of Caritas Health Shield so how can they give me “thanksgiving rewards” when I did not avail of their services.  Free family medical benefits and Php6,800 GC for Derma and Dental services?  Anyone gullible would have jumped at the opportunity but not me.  Oh yes, definitely not me.  I’ve read about scams telling people they get free something but when they go to the sender’s office to claim their “free gift” they are asked to shell out some money or become an agent of the company.  How unscrupulous!

This is not the first time I received SMS spam from Caritas Health Shield as I also received the same message from a certain Ms. Honey Reyes (+639051884442) last November 7.

I actually received the same offer from other Caritas Shield agents but I immediately deleted them once read and registered their numbers as spam in my contact list.  Still, the same messages keep on coming.  What boggles my mind is how they discovered my number when this is a new one (barely a month) that not even my friends know of (I have a different personal number) and under a corporate postpaid account at that.

5 thoughts on “SMS Spam: Caritas Health Shield Healthcard Provider

  1. shine celabil

    NAKARECEIVED AKO NG CALLS FROM CARITAS HEALTH SHIELD AND NAPA OO NILA AKO PUMUNTA S BRANCH NILA IN IMUS..TO MAKE THE STORY SHORT..NA CONVINCED NILA AKO PARA I AVAIL ANG PLAN NA OFFER NILA..JUST THEN,I DONT HAVE THE MONEY RIGHT AWAY,THEY TOLD ME NA EVEN MA DECLINE ANG CARD KO..THEY WILL SWIPE IT,AND DO IT FOR RESERVATION CUZ LIMITED ANG SLOT..THEY GET MY I.D AND SIGN SOME PAPER SAYING PARA IYUN SA FREE HEALTH CarD BUT I JUST SAW SOME BLOG SAYING THAT ITS A SCAM..IM WORRYING ABOUT DUN SA NAI SWIPE KO ANG CREDIT CARD KO CUZ SOON MY FUND WILL REFRESH.WHAT SHOULD I DO?SHOULD I CANCEL MY CARD PARA HINDI NILA MAKUHANAN NG LAMAN ALTHOUGH ITS JUST A SUPPLEMENTARY CARD FROM MY SISTER.?I DONT GET ANY PAPER OR DOCS AFTER THEY SWIPE MY CARD.

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  2. jane lucillo

    sa ngayun may natawag sa akin kahapon pa lyka gonzales daw name nya at may free medical at gift certificate sa bio essence na makukuha buti na lng nakita ko mga comment dito SCAM pla yun, tnks sa mga nag comment.dito.PEKE pla yung CARITAS HEALTH CARD.

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