ABS-CBN warns overseas Filipinos against phishing sites
ABS-CBN International has warned Filipinos against malware and phishing sites advertising episodes of ABS-CBN TV shows.
“To be clear, websites that appear to offer ABS-CBN TV shows and movies for free on the web other than authorized sites like TFC.tv outside of the Philippines are sites that are really attempting to grab user private information such as passwords, banking information, home address and the like,” said Elisha Lawrence, AVP and head of ABS-CBN’s Global Anti-Piracy and Content Security.
Among the malicious websites she mentioned include Thingverse.com, which advertises the most current ABS-CBN TV episodes on Google to lure people to click on the site, and Storia.me and Crowdrise.com which advertise the daily ABS-CBN TV episodes with the aim of attracting people’s attention.
“TFC.tv is your online source of currently airing ABS-CBN and TFC shows and Filipino movies and it’s a very expansive hub of Filipino news and entertainment content and other exclusives,” Lawrence said.
“Be wary of other sites offering the content for free. Don’t pay the high price of losing your key private personal information to online criminals over a malicious free offer that seems too good to be true. Remain vigilant to avoid identity theft or financial loss,” she added.