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18/09/2009: Philippine Embassy Warns Filipino Community on Text Scams

18 SEPTEMBER 2009 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Embassy of the Philippines in Washington, D.C. advises the public to take caution on the growing number of incidents of text scams plaguing the Filipino community around the world.

The Philippine Government has received numerous reports from members of the Filipino community on alleged text messages received from various government offices stating that they have been awarded cash prizes from electronic raffle draws.

The Embassy requests Filipinos in its area of jurisdiction to be mindful of these text scams and to immediately report any information that they may know to the proper authorities. END