The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) issued an Advisory to the public on the various text scams that continue to persist and are being proliferated through the use of mobile phones.
Such recurring text scams declare that the receiver has won in a purportedly electronic or mobile number-based raffle/lottery, allegedly sponsored by the BSP or any of its official/representative. To claim the prize money, the receiver is instructed to deposit a sum of money or send a prepaid load to the sender’s account.
The BSP once again warns the public that the BSP does not sponsor or engage in any games of chance, lottery or raffle of such nature.
The public is reminded to remain vigilant about these scams and other fraudulent schemes to avoid any financial loss or damage.