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WARNING: Do not be fooled by text scammers!

01.25.2008

The public is again being warned about text scams which continue to victimize people, including overseas Filipino workers.

MODUS OPERANDI

Text scammers use fictitious names or pose as government officials, send fraudulent text messages to their victims saying that their mobile phone numbers won in a raffle allegedly sponsored by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas or other institutions.

The scammers tell their victims that to be able to claim their alleged prize, they should first send money to the scammers thru a designated account in a bank or remittance company.

The scammers also require their victims to send prepaid load to the scammers’ prepaid mobile phone numbers.

Once the scammers receive the money and prepaid load, the victims would no longer be able to get in touch with them again.

We repeat -- the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas does not conduct raffles.

WHAT TO DO

Report text scam incidents immediately to the following:

ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING COUNCIL SECRETARIAT

5/F, EDPC Building, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex, Manila
Tel: 302-3982 and 524-7011 local 2372

or

CORPORATE AFFAIRS OFFICE
BANGKO SENTRAL NG PILIPINAS
BSP Complex, Mabini St. Manila
Tel: 523-4832 and 524-7011 local 2259

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