Thursday, August 04, 2005

Text scam hits overseas working Filipinos

Here’s another sms hoax: overseas Filipino workers are receiving a text message saying that they have won a high cash prize in a raffle and asked to deposit some funds first in order to claim the prize.
The swindlers, who use fictitious names, pose as government officials. They ask the OFWs to deposit money under certain bank accounts as precondition for getting their supposed prize money.
P.s. I'm not sure which of the following is more surprising: the fact that people still think they can make easy money or the fact that the people behind this hoax have the courrage to manipulate people.
[via The Manila Times]


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