DILG warns anew scammers using Marawi crisis to solicit money

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  • DILG OIC Catalino Cuy restated his warning against scammers who solicit money from unsuspecting public
  • The scammers are asking for cash donations supposedly for victims of the Marawi City crisis
  • The unscrupulous individuals either posed as the DILG OIC or members of his staff

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) reiterated its warning against unscrupulous individuals using the ongoing crisis in Marawi City to solicit money from unsuspecting people.

In an advisory posted on DILG official website, DILG Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Catalino Cuy warned that the scammers will be dealt with accordingly.

“It’s only a matter of time for you to be exposed. Our police information technology experts are now working, even as I speak,” Cuy warned.

Cuy said that despite his earlier warning, the agency continue to receive reports from DILG regional offices and local government officials that they still receive calls or text messages from these shameless people who pose as either the DILG OIC or members of his staff asking for cash donations supposedly for displaced residents of Marawi City.

“The hands of the law will reach fraudsters who are shamelessly using the name of poor Marawi evacuees to get money from unsuspecting victims,” Cuy said.

 

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DILG, Philstar, DILG

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