The National Telecommunications Commission on Sunday said that the number of complaints they are receiving due to scams have dropped significantly.
According to the NTC, after the enactment of the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Registration Act, the text scam complaints dropped from 1,500 to 100.
“Agad napansin po ng NTC na simulang maipatupad itong batas, mula 1,500 na complaints tungkol sa text scam, bumaba na po agad ito to 100 complaints a day, at wala pa po tayo sa deadline ng April 26,” NTC Legal Branch Officer-in-charge Andres Castelar Jr. said during the information campaign launched in the cities of Malabon and Caloocan.
Castelar assured the public that personal information for those registered will most definitely be protected under the SIM Registration Law.
“The telecom providers are the custodians of the SIM Register and the law provides harsh penalties for intentional disclosures of SIM registration data or breaches caused by negligence,” he said.
Meanwhile, the NTC said that the total number of successful SIM registrations has now reached 42.7 million.
This is as of March 9, 2023, and it represents 25.24 percent of the total 168 million active SIMs as of September 2022.
Catherine R. Cueto