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Philippines - blocking of messages with URL shorteners
Incident Report for Telesign system status
Country: Philippines

Operator: Smart Communications (515/03;05;18)

Effective Date: 10th of June

Details: Due to fraudulent activities that included URL shorteners, the Philippines network Smart communications started blocking all messages with URL shorteners to protect their users. In order to avoid blocking, they recommend using the full URLs in messages so that the destination site is clearly visible to the recipient.
Posted Jun 14, 2022 - 03:52 PDT
This incident affects: Regulatory Updates.