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PAO chief Acosta warns: Text messages using my name a scam

/ 07:39 PM September 22, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Public Attorneys Office (PAO) chief Persida Acosta on Tuesday warned the public against giving their personal information as a response to text messages using her name.

“Pina-investigate ko na (I already have it investigated),” she said in a text message.

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The message Acosta was referring to claims that the sender was her and she is sending the text message as “assistance in GMA7.”

“Dahil ‘ber-months na tayo mga Kapuso namimigay kami ng maagang pamasko gamit ang 500/sim card# (Because its the ber-months we are having early Christmas giveaways. U are received (Php150,000.00),” the message purportedly reads.

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The message also aska the receiver to send his or her address, age, name, work, and status.

Acosta said the message is a fraud.

“Scam po ito (This is a scam). Please do not be deceived,” she said.

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