Text Scammers Ploy on Pantawid Pamilya Beneficiaries


The Department of Social Welfare and Development has come out with a warning to the general public regarding the text scams that started to victimize the beneficiaries of its poverty-alleviation program– PANTAWID PAMILYA. The full-text scam is shown below:

Congratulations! From: PRESIDENT NOY-NOY AQUINO FOUNDATION. 4PS-PANTAWID PAMILYANG PILIPINO PROGRAM. Your SIM# won! PHP950,000.00 2nd prize winner, “Handog pang-kabuhayan” raffle promo! DTI 0154s’11. CALL ME NOW LEA RAMOS #09152655877.

Like in other text scams, the recipient of the text scam who ate the bait shall be asked by the scammers to send money or mobile load credits and disappear after receiving what they’re asking from their victims. The scammers always use the name of a government agency as the initiator of the so-called raffle draw.

Photo courtesy of DSWD

The DSWD is asking the help of the general public by reporting such activity to the Pantawid Pamilya’s GRIEVANCE REDRESS HOTLINE at tel. no. 0918-912-2813.

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