There is another text scam going around and it goes like this. Someone posing as a relative or friend will text you saying he/she was in an accident and is just borrowing a mobile phone to text you. He/she will make it sound like the accident was a terrible one and he/she is badly hurt or in need of money immediately. He/she will ask from you for a pasa-load of some amount. When you make the pasa-load, the texter is gone, you fell victim to a scam.
An officemate's mother fell victim to this text scam. The texter posed as my officemate's brother who was in a car accident. The texter asked for Php6,000 pasa-load. The mother, worried that her son is in trouble, immediately sent Php1,000. She was about to send more money but gut feel prevented her. She called the mobile number but no one answered.
A way to confirm the identity of the texter is to call him/her. If calling is not possible, text him/her and ask a question that only the real relative or friend knows the answer.