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DTI warns public on pyramiding, financial scams

Surigao del Sur – As part of its “sustained effort to protect consumers,” the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Surigao del Sur has warned the public against “pyramiding and financial scams.”

Romel Oribe, DTI provincial director here, deemed it wise to choose the Filipino dialect in coming out with some information on how scam/s is/are being carried out  and so with matching key advices to avoid being dragged into this dishonest scheme.

Titled “Babala tungkol sa pyramiding and financial scams,” the DTI chief has shared the following information as guidance, to wit:

  1. Ang mga sumusunod ay mga pangkaraniwang uri ng panloloko: Investment na “double your money,” “easy money” at “quick money” na lagpas sa umiiral na tubo sa mga bangko; Ang puhunan na pera ay kikita sa pag- recruit ng ibang tao at hindi sa pagbebenta ng produktong may halaga; Ikaw ay napangakuan ng “risk fee” o 100% paniguradong balik ang iyong puhunan at hinihimok na kumilos o sumali agad ng di mawala ang pambihirang alok; Ikaw ay dapat magdeposito para sa shipping, insurance, registration fee ng iyong napanalunang premyo o libreng regalo at numero lamang ang ibinigay na contact information; Ikaw ang hiningian ng personal na mga impormasyon tulad ng bank account information, credit card numbers, PIN at passwords; Ang negosyo na nag-aalok ay walang maibigay na mga kasulatan o katibayan; and, Ikaw ay nanalo sa lotto o raffle na hindi mo sinalihan.
  2. Surigaduhing nakarehistro ang pangalan ng negosyo sa Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) o sa Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
  3. Kung ang inaalok ay isang “investment product,” siguraduhing ito ay nakarehistro sa SEC. and,
  4. Laging itago ang mga katibayan tulad ng resibo, kontrata, kasunduan o “certificate” at mga dokumentong kahalintulad nito. pia
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