DSWD warns public of social media accounts posing as gov’t agencies
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has warned the public against the spread of fake social media accounts bearing the agency’s name that may be used to deceive Filipinos.
“The circulation of these accounts is alarming since they can be used to deceive the public to support or donate money for fake initiatives of the government that will allegedly help poor Filipinos,” DSWD Secretary Virginia “Gee” N. Orogo said in a statement.
The agency said that one of the said discovered fake accounts under the profile name, “DSWD PH” uses the official social media logo of the DSWD Field Office (FO) in Central Luzon.
Moreover, the official pages of affiliated DSWD FOs and attached agencies of the agency can be located in the “Pages liked by this page” corner.
Last June, DSWD also issued a public warning against fake social media accounts and pages that promote illegal adoption of children. /je
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