BEWARE: Cash Stolen in GCASH

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1 year ago

Oh! It has been a while since I last wrote an article. I have been contemplating how to start this article because this one's a very heartbreaking experience for my brother. Make sure to read this so you guys would be aware what is going on and how GCASH would slip away from this type of issue.

Let me start with Phishing Website.

Phishing Website are those sites that may look a legit but would route you to a fraudulent one. The attempt is to lure users to login their account so to check if there is any balance that those criminals would get from the users.

My brother has been saving up money to continue his training. He is been working hard and being thrifty to make sure that he complete his requirements. His goal is to do everything needed without asking any single penny from me or mom because he knows that we are still trying to recover from financial crisis. But then, shit happens and of all people my brother became a victim.

See below screenshots. At first he received a text message which can be very interesting to a possible victim. For those who are not familiar with phishing of course they would feel like only to realize that when you click it, it would route to that (2nd screenshot below) where you would then be advised to login your GCASH account.

My brother mentioned he did not click the message but then as we checked the browser history it shows that a website loaded showing the GCASH LOGIN PAGE.(again referring to the second screenshot).

Which means, that he could have clicked it without realizing.

Then he received text messages that his balance is being transferred to a different account but what's more tricky is, the confirmation text messages he received got deleted all of a sudden. Then when we checked GCASH Transaction History the transfer appeared.

See screenshot below:

So there! Imagine his balance were stolen to his account a total of 4568! That is almost a $100!

What is more disappointing is GCASH cannot do anything!

When we reported it to them this is just what they replied:

Sadly, there are a lot of ways that a certain cyber criminal can go against the law and GCASH is not that SECURED. Go ahead and check FACEBOOK, you will see a lot of people reporting about the same issue who lost bigger amount and all they could do is post their frustrations and cry because GCASH would just tell the same script!

Why can't they possibly trace the transaction?

They should have connections to banks and any other eWallets so to help block any fraudulent transactions so they could help the victim get the money back.

Their security system is poor and yes it may not be their fault but I bet there has been a LOT of issues reported concerning the same matter but they are not doing anything.

We need more secured online wallets. I noticed that when you transact GCASH to GCASH you won't get any pin code to authenticate the transaction and this is one of the reason why it is easier to hack their system.

Aba GLOBE or GCASH galaw-galaw!


...end thoughts...

I might have sounded very bad even when this is not GCASH's fault but for someone who lost the money this is really heartbreaking only to get a reply that they cannot do anything. How pathetic! Poor security and the only respond you get is a mere I UNDERSTAND and a request to get this reported to the police. Gosh!

It is all up to you now if you would still trust GCASH but I am not gonna put any amount in there. I'd rather use coins.ph as I have never experienced such hacking incident even my brother who also uses coins ph for noise.cash.

Anyway, thank you for reading this article. I hope that this will be a way to spread awareness to everyone. Have a great day!

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I can totally relate to how you feel though, sorry about that. These things can't be totally avoided. I believe this would also affect the company a lot as well as so many persons would not be willing to trust them again.

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1 year ago

Ang Gcash kasi pag nag send money sa ibang account noh walang security code.. di tulad nang coinsph. Kaya ako nga ingat din ako sa ganyan dami pa man din nag text sakin ganyan phishing link.

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1 year ago

Yes geng. Same here naka receive ko the other day of same jd anah nka spam mani sa akoa phone ing ani...

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1 year ago

Gakalat na jud na sila.. tsk so sorry for your brother laki na rin nang 4k+ lalo na hirap kitain pera now at mahal bilihin.

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1 year ago

As in geng grabi ni cla oy mga easy money ang gnhan dli m kayud tinarong...

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1 year ago

Naa gyud ingana nga mga tao geng uy ambot ana nila

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1 year ago

nakita ko ung post mo sa noisecash about this sis.nakaka sad pero ako rin ay isa sa nabiktima ng Phishing sites na pero di yun Gcash pero same scenario na I click a link given kasi daw sabi nanalo ako .Sa twitter naman yun nangyari at nahack ang twitter accout ko buti nalang eh narecover ko .

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1 year ago

Yes grabi toh kasi di ko akalain na totoo yung mga sabi na di safe ang gcash so I did not warn him. Now I totally regret it.

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1 year ago

kahit saang online wallet pa yan sis kahit mapa online banking pa yan .kahit nga sa paypal my nagsisend din ng phishing emails.Tayo lang talaga ang dapat mag ingat kasi laganap na ang mga scammers ngayon.

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1 year ago

Naku nakakatakot naman nyan ,kaya dobl ingat ako sa messages at email na ma rerecieve lalo na sahod ni hubby nasa gcash papasok.

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1 year ago

Yes madame careful talaga at wag mag click ng link na nakakaduda at di legit...

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1 year ago

I myself don't put too much amount on my gcash account for me to encounter any problem. I hope it won't happen again. I'm really sorry about what happened to your brother, it's really heartbreaking cause he work hard to save those amount.

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1 year ago

Nakakatakot naman pala to, napa isip tuloy ako na e with draw Yong Pera ko sa gcash kasi makamagkaproblema PA ako NG tulad nito.

MADAMI na talagang nangloloko ngayon.

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1 year ago

So sad that happened to your brother, I understand how you are feeling and its quite unfortunate you can't help it. I hope other Gcash users will take note of this and be careful

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1 year ago

OMG sana wala na mabiktikma. Gcash needs to tighten their security regarding this. Wala naman kasing code2 pagka gcash to gcash kaya ganyan.

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1 year ago

Mahirap na talaga panahon ngayon. Tas di rin talaga maganda customer supprt ng GCash. I know someone na gumagamit ng gcash for cash in and cash out business. Tas may nagtry maghack ng account niya. Ginawa ng gcash finreeze ung account nung hinahack. Nasa P50k laman nung gcash na yun and until now walang tulong ung gcash sa pagrecover ng account.

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1 year ago

so sad indeed, tagal din pinag ipunan yungperang yun ano.. haays kahit sino sasakitang dibdib.

dapat sana na mark as spam nya yung number na yun at dinelete agad para inkaso open pa ang phone at malagay sa bulsa ay di yun makiclick.

bayaan nyo nalang po at may judgment na naghihintay dun sa taong mpanlinlang

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1 year ago

Ayg haluhh.. Naglapana na talaga mga scammers ngayon.. Mabirap pa naman ereport mga ganyan dahil ang alam ko wala ata physical office ang gcash

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1 year ago

Yung security code talaga dapat present na yun sa Gcash. Aigoo! Sa Gcash pa naman sinisend yung binibigay nang partner ko pala sa coins.ph na. Or mas mainam na pag may mag.send nung funds eh, withdraw na agad.

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1 year ago

Kahit hindi naglog in ate pwede parin?

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1 year ago

Yes dear. Because my friend ako na nag participate nung nauso sa FB ang send a peso to a friend. She posted her phone number. After a couple of days someone keeps on calling her na magbayad daw ng utang. Parang yung mga applications na nagpapautang like TALA. Then they kept on calling those people na nasa contacts nya...

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1 year ago

Hala ate I'm experiencing this right now, ung isa sa kawork ko nagsign up kasi sa link na akala nya BPO rin. Tapos nakakareceive nako ng text and messages na may utang sya at lahat kami sa contacts nya. May mga mura at threat panga

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1 year ago

Dear better mag change ka number kasi talagang nag ha-harass dw mga ganyan...

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1 year ago