DOF issues warning vs scam
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Finance has issued a warning against a scam involving the department's supposed "Fund Resurgence Program".
The DOF reported that a certain "Prominente Marketing" has been representing itself as an authorized agency of the department and the Metropolitan Trial Court to act as a transfer agent to facilitate the transfer of funds from the purported Funds Resurgence Program.
"No such program has ever existed and that the scam appears to be run with the intention of extracting sensitive personal information from unwary individuals," said the DOF in a statement.
The DOF further added that the signature of DOF Secretary Cesar Purisima, appearing in the certificates presented by Prominente Marketing, was forged.
"Documents forwarded from Prominente Marketing and represented as coming from the DOF are fictitious," warned the DOF.
To allegedly facilitate the release of funds, individuals were directed to provide sensitive personal information, including bank account numbers, addresses, and passport numbers, in correspondence to Prominente Marketing's listed address --26th Floor, Enterprise Building, Ayala Avenue corner Paseo de Roxas, Makati City.
The DOF advised the public to be highly cautious of such notices, especially from entities claiming to transact on behalf of any Philippine government agencies.