Don’t be a victim of text scams
Every so often I receive a text message that I won X amount of pesos and that I should contact a specific number. If you’re like me who receives messages like these, please don’t fall in the trap. This is a text scam, out to steal your hard-earned money.
These text messages purportedly come from Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (PAGCOR) or any legitimate business. The sender impersonates key officials, informing the recipient that he wins X amount of pesos and that he needs to contact a specific mobile number to claim the prize.
They will ask the victim to either deposit X amount in a bank account so he can claim the prize, or, for petty thieves, pasa-load an X amount to a specific number.
If you have received any text message or have been victimized, please report the matter to:
Anti-Money Laundering Council Secretariat
5F EDPC Building, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex, Manila
# (632) 524-7011 local 2372
The only ironic part I see is that AMLC has no text number, which citizens can use to file a complaint. 🙂
Entry filed under: money tips, Others. Tags: anti-money laundering, Anti-Money Laundering Council Secretariat, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, BSP, PAGCOR, pasaload, PCSO, Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, text scam.