Manila, Philippines – Text scams are spreading nowadays and the enter mobile phone inboxes with the owner wandering how the sender got his or her digits. And since Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program or 4Ps has become an instrument for text scams, the Department of Social Welfare and Development issued a warning to the public about the said scam.

4Ps has a very nice goal of providing the needs of a student in order to have proper education. Not only this, it has cash assistant to families that are incapable of providing education for their kinds and maintaining health and nutrition needs as well.

Beware of 4Ps or Pantawid Pamilya Text Scams Says DSWD

The sad thing is despite the good reputation and goal of the said program, there are individuals who are taking advantage of the name in order to make money. And it is by means of a fake 4Ps raffle. The DSWD warns the public about a certain name Lyka Rarmirez with mobile number 0926-9124816 who is said to be working with this illegal transaction.

You should ignore a text message like this so that you will not fall into the trap of the scammer:

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.

According to DSWD, they do not have that kind of promo. If the message above is received, the best thing to do is not to respond or simply ignore it or report to the nearest DSWD office. You can also call 09189122813 for reporting.

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