The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Monday warned the public against text scams using the name of its Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.
Pantawid Pamilya, more popularly known as 4Ps, provides cash assistance to poor families for their education, health and nutrition needs.
In a statement, the DSWD said the text message is being sent by a certain Lyka Ramirez using the mobile number 0926-9124816.
The text message 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.”
The DSWD has denied holding any such raffle draw promo.
The department urged recipients of the text message not to respond to the texter and instead immediately report it to the nearest DSWD office or text the Pantawid Pamilya Grievance Text Hotline: 0918-912-2813.
The DSWD has regularly given warnings against text scams.