Friday, 12 August, 2022

Public warned against scam calls on corona aid

Public warned against scam calls on corona aid

MANILA: The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has warned the public against fraudulent calls asking for bank account information in exchange for alleged unclaimed Covid-19 cash aid, reports Philippine Daily Inquirer.

DSWD said Thursday (July 21) that it received a report that a fraudster is claiming to be a department representative to obtain bank account information from victims through a phone call.

But the DSWD said it would not ask for such information to dispense the financial assistance because of the Data Privacy Act of 2021.

In addition, it advised the public to refrain from giving their sensitive personal information to an unknown individual through phone or mobile calls.

The DSWD then explained that its financial and Covid-19-related services are given through its Crisis Intervention Unit located at the Central Office and in all DSWD field offices nationwide.

“Clients will undergo an assessment to avail of the needed assistance,” it said in a statement.