Third telco DITO warns public vs fake accounts collecting payment for services

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 15 2020 05:22 PM

DITO Telecommunications and Udenna Corporation headquarters in Taguig City, February 20, 2020. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News/File

MANILA - Third telco DITO Telecommunity said Friday consumers should not engage with fake social media accounts collecting payment for any products or services. 

DITO, a consortium of Dennis Uy's Udenna Corp and Chelsea Logistics with China Telecom, have not allowed "any individual, group, or entity to collect any form of payment for any DITO Telecommunity products or services," the firm said in a statement.

Several reports of "unsanctioned groups" pretending to be DITO representatives have reached the attention of the telco, said chief administrative officer Adel Tamano.

Official social media pages and its official website will be launching soon, the telco said. The public will be duly informed once the said pages are online.

"Let me assure the public that we are very much aware of the pressing need for world-class connectivity that the Filipinos truly deserve and are trying our best to make this happen soon," Tamano said.

DITO earlier said a "stress test" on its systems will be conducted in September ahead of the launch of its commercial operations in March 2021. It has received its license to operate as the country's third telco in July last year.