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The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) is warning its mobile phone customers to disregard text messages that speak of lottery winnings overseas.It is all a scam, officials advised yesterday.Over the past few days, a number of GT&T prepaid mobile customers confirmed that they received text messages congratulating them on winning a £1M in UK lotto. Some of the persons receiving the text messages even ended up at some internet café centres to call a UK mobile number -447035978012. The text message also listed an email address [email protected]“Several people came in and called this number and I warned them that it is a scam,Cheap Jerseys From China,” one internet café owner said yesterday.It is unclear whether anyone lost money.GT&T yesterday warned that it is examining ways in which to stop the mobile phone messaging spam, as it is called.Kaieteur News was told that the scammers, very much aware of the roaming capabilities of mobile phones,Cheap NFL Authentic Jerseys, had managed to get hold of one such phone of GT&T’s partner in the UK and from all indication did what has been described as “random selection”.“What was done is, that using the roaming feature, they selected a number. For example,China NFL Jerseys, 6200000…they send a text to this and next number 6200001 and so on. They will get somebody eventually.”GT&T assured that it is not a case of people’s numbers being given out or the company’s security being breached.“We are warning our customers to disregard any “winnings” from lottery or otherwise from overseas,Jerseys NFL Wholesale China, especially if you have not in the first place entered to participate.”Mobile phone messaging spam is similar to email scam in that all are unsolicited.Spam is the use of electronic messaging systems (including most broadcast media, digital delivery systems) to send unsolicited bulk messages indiscriminately.Spamming remains economically viable because advertisers have no operating costs beyond the management of their mailing lists,Jerseys NFL Wholesale, and it is difficult to hold senders accountable for their mass mailings.Because the barrier to entry is so low, spammers are numerous,NFL Jerseys China, and the volume of unsolicited mail has become very high. In the year 2011 the estimated figure for spam messages are around seven trillion.The costs, such as lost productivity and fraud, are borne by the public and by Internet service providers, which have been forced to add extra capacity to cope with the deluge. Spamming has been the subject of legislation in many jurisdictions.[1]People who create electronic spam are called spammers.
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