Mobile phone users hit by SMS spam for messaging app
Many here flooded with texts asking them to sign up for app; telcos, experts advise caution
For most of yesterday, warehouse manager Eugene Lim's phone was buzzing every few minutes with a new SMS.
Each of the over 300 messages carried a similar invite - a "friend" wants to add him on a free instant messaging app called MessageMe.
Mr Lim was not alone. Many mobile phone users here have been hit with a flood of similar messages over the past couple of days, asking them to sign up for the app on the pretext that a friend had done so.
The messages, which appear to be sent directly from MessageMe, also come with a link that sends users to the app's iTunes store or Google Play page.