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Warning to the public against e-mail scams

04.01.2008

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas today warned the public against e-mail messages claiming the recipient is the beneficiary of $10 million and asks the recipient to disclose personal information.

Please beware as this comes from a syndicate using the name of our central bank and our governor to gain information that could be used possibly for fraudulent activities. We request you therefore to disregard this spurious message and to warn your family and friends against this scam.
 
For the record, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is not in the business of safekeeping money or gold or other valuables for private individuals.

The BSP through the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) has solicited the help of several international agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States  to track down, stop, and possibly prosecute its perpetrators.

If you receive e-mail messages of this nature, please report this immediately to the BSP at Tel. No.  523-4832, fax no. 523-6210 or to the AMLC at 523-4421 or 536-7358.

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