MANILA – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reiterated its warning against persons using social media to solicit money from overseas Filipinos workers.

“I am advising the public, especially our OFWs, to be vigilant so as not to be victimized by these individuals,” DOLE Chief Silvestre Bello III said in a statement.

Bello said even his name was used on a fake Facebook account to convince potential victims to invest their hard-earned money in bogus businesses.

“I urge you not to give any information, especially financial in nature, to unidentified persons,” Bello said.

They have reported the scam to the social networking giant Facebook.

He advised the public to transact with legitimate business entities so that they will not be victimized by scammers. He also urged victims to report to the DOLE’s Hotline 1349 any information similar to the said scheme.

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