#HolidayWatchPH 12 Scams of Christmas

MAGHANDA (Be prepared) – We are introducing this new #KontraScamAttitude so that you can start practicing cyber hygiene to fend off any form of online scams whether it’s related to Philhealth incident or not. #MakeThisAHabit

Scam Watch Pilipinas espouses a practical behavioral change of attitude to educate Filipinos against cyber fraud through our #KontraScamAttitude. Incorporating each of the #KontraScamAttitude into the daily digital lives of Filipinos can create a formidable first line of defense against scams.

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MAGDAMOT (Be stingy)

Never give or lend money online especially to people you don’t know, or you just met. Majority of messages in emails, SMS or social media that asks for money is a form of scam. The best way not be a victim of fraud is to be stingy online.

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MAGDUDA (Be suspicious)

Always be suspicious and never immediately trust “too good to be true offers” in messages, emails, and social media. Double check and always verify authenticity of the sender before giving out personal information.

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MANG-ISNOB (Be a snob)

Ignore messages in SMS, emails and social media with threats or warning coming from banking, financial and e-commerce institutions especially if you know that you have no pending business or transaction with them. Always save the number of you family, friends, colleagues in your address book so you can ignore callers and SMS with unknown numbers.

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Always report incidents of scam to the Inter-Agency Response Center (I-ARC) Hotline 1326. dditional I-ARC numbers are also available: 0947-714-7105 (SMART), 0966-976-5971 (Globe), and 0991-481-4225 (DITO).

Encourage Filipinos to report online scam. Scam Watch Pilipinas is helping the government educate Filipinos on where to report online scam using the Inter-Agency Response Center (I-ARC) Hotline of the Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center (CICC).