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Philippines’ DOF Cautions Unwitting Internauts about Fake E-mails

Philippines' Department of Finance is cautioning its citizens for being vigilant of fake e-mails that solicit private, confidential details from unwitting Internauts, thus published abs-cbnnews.com dated July 4, 2015.

Essentially according to the Department of Finance (DOF), scamsters are distributing fraudulent electronic mails for victimizing users, with the messages pretending to be formal correspondence from it utilizing dof.gov.ph@execs.com as the e-mail id.

The bogus e-mails, supposedly DOF employees' correspondences direct recipients towards giving sensitive info for helping certain funds transfer via one deceptive investment scheme meant for alleged beneficiaries, alternatively towards facilitating investigations of fake organizations.

But, according to DOF, the electronic mails mentioned are not real while the DOF officials writing the messages too are a fake, published abs-cbnnews.com.

The Department further states that the e-mail campaign is one scam that tries to draw money and info from people through an unlawful manner of utilizing the Department of Finance's name. When such info is solicited in writing along with a pledge about reimbursement, it's an indication that a fraud is attempted.

The above, a phishing scam, characteristically occurs using unsolicited e-mails that entice probable victims by asking that the latter should supply precious financial and/or other personal information.

Hence, it's advisable that the general public maintain extreme caution with such notices, particularly if they are from senders asserting as representatives of organizations of the Philippine government. Meanwhile, anybody wanting to verify any legitimate or official operation can do so via http://www.dof.gov.ph/ the online site of DOF.

Disturbingly, in not even 60 days back, another high-profile Filipino organization the country's central bank namely Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinasn on 13th May, 2015 cautioned people through an advisory of uninterrupted SMS scams. Those frauds announced about the recipient as winner of an alleged mobile number-based else electronic sweepstake that the apex bank alternatively its representatives/officers supposedly sponsored. However, for getting the reward money, it was required that the recipient dispatch one pre-paid load else pay a fees to the e-mail writer's A/C. The writer as well mentioned certain number that the government apparently approved, normally via the 'Department of Trade and Industry.'

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