US embassy launches campaign vs visa scams

Posted at 10/16/12 1:42 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The US Embassy in Manila has kicked off a new campaign to prevent visa applicants from being victimized by scammers.

The campaign's theme, "Walang Sikreto" (No Secret), is a public service project that encourages all visa applicants to be honest in their visa applications.

It also aims to debunk popular myths that exist about applying for US visas, and urges the public to be aware of fraud by seeking more information and reporting suspected fraud on the embassy’s official website, manila.usembassy.gov.

The campaign will air on radio stations across Metro Manila and other areas of the country. With the support of numerous AM and FM radio networks across the Philippines, this program will benefit Filipinos who apply for visas to travel to the United States, and helps put an end to illegal and fraudulent activities.