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Monday, June 2, 2014

DSWD warns public vs text scams using 4Ps name

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) warned the public against text scams using the name of its Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.

Pantawid Pamilya or more popularly known as 4Ps provides cash assistance to poor families to ensure their education, health and nutrition needs.

The text message is sent by a certain Lyka Ramirez using the mobile number 0926-9124816.

It states, “Congratulations, from President Noy-Noy Aquino Foundation 4Ps Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, your sim # won P950,000 as second prize winner in the Handog Pangkabuhayan raffle promo per DTI Permit No. 9513, series of 2013. Please call me now, I am Lyka Ramirez.”

DSWD denied holding any such raffle draw promo.

The DSWD urges all those who will receive this text message not to respond, instead, immediately report this to the nearest DSWD office or text to the Pantawid Pamilya Grievance Text Hotline: 0918-912-2813.

DSWD already issued earlier warnings to take precaution and not to fall prey of the fraudulent text messages.

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