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Beware of the Text Scam

04.06.2004

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is again warning the public to disregard and not to believe text messages informing the receiver that he won in a raffle allegedly sponsored by the BSP. This is a text scam being perpetrated by unscrupulous individuals victimizing innocent people. Their modus operandi is to send text messages to their victims informing them of the following: that they won in a raffle based on the last digits of their cell phone numbers; that the raffle is being sponsored by BSP or other foundations; that the alleged cash prize ranges from one to two million pesos; and that to be able to claim the prize they should first deposit money in a bank account supposedly to cover tax payments.

We repeat, Bangko Sentral does not engage in games of chance or any raffle of this nature.

Please pass this information and save other people from being victimized.

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