A good initiative, that's where Globe Telecoms will participate as they partake in the war against global online fraud and scams. The company joins the GSMA-led program that protects users from the growing number of unwanted fraudulent activities and scams across the digital space.
To really help in that fight, Globe Telecoms worked with GSMA closely. As a result, they're launching a brainchild called Mobile Connect in the Philippines. With that they can expose more users to online fraud and scams. They aim to securely authenticate, authorize and identify a subscriber accessing content using the inherent security of the mobile device owned and carried by the end user. With that, there are less chance for those malicious type of activities.
“As the mobile ecosystem rapidly expands, consumers are increasingly demanding robust privacy safeguards and personal data protection. With Mobile Connect, Globe is adopting a globally-accepted standard to protect the digital identities of customers from the various cases of cybercrimes via a safe and secure platform. In today’s digital world, this initiative will definitely bring about sustainable and long-lasting impact to the global economy, and we at Globe are very happy to bring this innovation to Filipinos to ease them away from the worries of online fraud,” says Glenn Estrella, Vice President for Digital Media at Globe.
The Mobile Connect also enables customers to create and manage a digital universal identity via a single log-in solution. It will securely authenticate users that enables them to confirm their identity first to grant safe online access to mobile and digital services which includes banking, e-commerce, health and digital entertainment and e-government via their mobile devices.
All they need to do to make it work is by employing the user's unique mobile number paired with a unique PIN for more sure use cases. It will be verified first before granting online access whenever they see the Mobile Connect logo.
It also provides secure and convenient access to digital services that can be unlocked with the use of a secret PIN. It functions like Google's Two-Factor authentication where the subscriber is asked to enter the code they get via SMS or USSD, to verify that they have the device with them when accessing a site or an app.
“Over the past two years, the industry has come together to simplify consumers’ lives by offering a single, trusted, mobile phone-based authentication solution that respects online privacy and helps to mitigate the vulnerability of online passwords,” said Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA. “As Mobile Connect is rolled out globally, mobile operators are fulfilling an important role in the digital identity space, giving users control over their own data and enabling consumers, businesses and governments alike to interact and access online services in a convenient, private, and trusted environment.”
With the use of Mobile Connect we can expect a trusted and secured digital transaction that prevents scams and frauds intelligently.
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