Monday, December 10, 2007

BSP/Central Bank Text Scam

I recently received the following text (shown unedited) from a mobile phone number 0927.482.6153 recently:

"Maligayang Bati! Your Simcard # won Php650,000.00 as 2nd Prize winner Pamaskong Pabunos Handog ng Central Bank, Malate Branch last 11.02.2007 to claim ur Prize pls..call me now i'm atty. Roberto B. Mendoza NCR-DTI#.7180sir.200"

Note that this is a scam similar to the Nigerian Scam (419) where the "winner" would be asked for advanced money to pay for something in order to claim his prize. After getting the money, the false lawyer of Central Bank will disappear.

Note that the Central Bank is no longer extant, it's supplanted now by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in 1993 (that's why you always see year 1993 on the reverse side of Philippine coins). The BSP also does not conduct promos like this, they don't need to (some people are just born suckers particularly for easy money)

40 comments:

  1. i also recieved the same txt content from a certain atty. ereck jhon a. lazaro with mobile number 09054159479.he is asking me to provide 2 smart call cards and 2 globe callcards to be sent to him.saying that upon sending him the activating numbers of the call cards he could start processing the money transfer through western union. (god bless u atty. lazaro atta'scam!)

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  2. I got the same text just now from atty arthur a. singson. 09159721967

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  3. i got same text now. sept.24,08 from rafael h. chavezover all info. incharge.

    congratulations! your simcard #won 2nd prize winner from the central bank draw last09/23/08. worth of php.780,000.for ur info. please call me now i'm mr. rafael h. chavezover all info. incharge DTI NCR Permit #6623 series of 2008.

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  4. Same here. Received txt msg "Congrats! Pres. PGMA Foundation, CELLPHONE NO. +639057477294 informing that my cellphone won 2nd prized of P950,000.00 raffled Oct. 8, 2008 per DTI PERMIT #0438 SERIES 2008 PLS. CALL ME NOW! I'M MS. LELIBETH SANCHEZ."

    When called, you are require to give your name, age, address and 3 options on how your winnings will be transfered: 1) LBC 2) Bank-to-bank (you must give your bank account number) and 3)Personal

    She then txt you the Check No.with some regulatory referencies by Central Bank of Malate.She also gave the office address of the foundation as

    Pres. PGMA Foundation Inc.
    Special Project Division
    3rd Floor Room301
    Central Bank of the Philippines
    Ermita, Malate, Metro Manila

    Further requirements: You have to by 5 Globe Prepaid Cards at P300/card.

    Then if the cards are received she will acknowledge it and she will refer you to the Releasing Department who would like to talk to you before the winnings is released to your account. She gave the contact no. as +639064033970 and name Emilda Lee. Upon contact with Releasing Department, Emilda Lee will require you to purchase 10 Smart Buddy Cards at P300 each before releasing the winnings to your bank account.

    So it is clear to be a scum as it requires some cash outflow before you can get your "winnings"

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  5. where could we send the numbers used by the scamers so that it could be blocked by the globe or smart?

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  6. shurrrz, i don't know. telcos won't block them just beacuse of a forwarded message. the only thing you can do is an entrapment operation by the police or nbi...

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  7. i also received a txt message this afternoon from 09053110953, that i won d second prize worth P950,000.00... she said her name is Ms. Rhea Cortes. She told me that before i could get my prize i have to purchase 3 globe prepaid cards worth 300pesos each. after that, I have to send the three pin numbers for my prize be activated. Im glad Ive researched first about the 'Central Bank of Malate' before I have wasted 900 pesos for those prepaid cards. =)

    she also gave me the same address mentioned above.

    May you people who do this text scam realize how much God loves you that no matter how sinful you are, He still would love and be with You. =)

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  8. hey ms. elizabeth sanchez! how are you related to lelibeth sanchez? same here friends... i was texted that i just won P950,000.00 from the PGMA PANGKABUHAYAN PROMO! but before i can get the money i have to send her 5 globe prepaid of only P300 peso amount. PNP should do something about this...... entrapment! sure God loves them still, but they have to pay the price!

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  9. Guys, the best way to fight them is to report their number and text message to ospac@ntc.gov.ph. You have to give your name, mobile number and address for them to verify your authenticity but they act very fast. I reported a number yesterday and today it is already blocked. I tried calling the number but it is dead.

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  10. sa akin ganun ang galing mag scam. ito yung ini send sa akin...Notice of the owner of this sim #!Ur Sim# won (php .980,000) 2nd prize! From: (BSP) pls. Call me now! Im sec. JUAN T. PERER. Per DTI # 1410.s'2010.
    this is the number of this person +639309105602.he is from CEBU.

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  11. oh my God me to i've received the same massage last night stated that your sim# have won p850,000 FROM: Central Bank of the Philippines,to claim ur prize call me now I'm sec.Marciano S. Pineda. here is his number +639122799867.
    its good that I check it in the internet about the Central Bank of the Philipines. Thank God
    I don't know why people do this kind of stuff, I've no idea what to say.

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  12. i received a text message from number 09062135820, saying: GREETINGS FRM; PRES. NOYNOY AQUINO; w/{BSP} CONGRATULATIONS! UR INT'NAL ROAMING # HAD WON 2MILLION [Php]PESO. TRUE ELECTRONIC RAFFLE DRAW! "HANDOG OFW PROMO" FRM: BANGKO SENTRAL NG PILIPINAS. TO CLAIM UR PRICE, PLS. CALL!! GOV. AMANDO M. TETANGCO Jr. contact# +639062135820 PLS. CALL ME NOW' 2 AVOID FORFEITURE! prDTI-NCR#1410.s'10. GOOD LUCK!!!

    I RECEIVED THIS twice (YESTERDAY - OCT 24, 2010, morning and TODAY - Oct 25, 2010 at 11:00:09)

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  13. i received a text message from number 09062135820, saying: GREETINGS FRM; PRES. NOYNOY AQUINO; w/{BSP} CONGRATULATIONS! UR INT'NAL ROAMING # HAD WON 2MILLION [Php]PESO. TRUE ELECTRONIC RAFFLE DRAW! "HANDOG OFW PROMO" FRM: BANGKO SENTRAL NG PILIPINAS. TO CLAIM UR PRICE, PLS. CALL!! GOV. AMANDO M. TETANGCO Jr. contact# +639062135820 PLS. CALL ME NOW' 2 AVOID FORFEITURE! prDTI-NCR#1410.s'10. GOOD LUCK!!!

    I RECEIVED THIS twice (YESTERDAY - OCT 24, 2010, morning and TODAY - Oct 25, 2010 at 11:00:09)

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  14. i just receive a text messages informing that my Sim won the 2ndprize promo of the central bank of the Philippines with a worth of 760,000 from a certain atty.Hernandez.. plz call 09484925778 to claim ur prize daw!

    muntik na aq maniwala buti naisip qng icheck muna sa internet. hay! GUDLUCK SAYO ATTY. HERNANDEZ ALYAS RONNE BOBO!

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  15. i just recieve a txt msg like that my Sim won the 2ndprize promo of the central bank of the Philippines with a worth php 950 000,00 donated by manny pacquioa and they say call the secretary russel b miranda and have dti no. SHAME !!!!!

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  16. BUTI N LANG TLG MAY INTERNET ASARRRRRRRR

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  17. my fiance also recieve a message like that....saying that he won 950,000,00 from manny pacquio charity foundation.And he was sended a money under name of EUGENE A. AREDIDON.and my fiance sended a 130 australian dollors to western union HARIZON ST.MALATE MANILA.and nOw they were asking for the taxes of 1% of 950,000,00 to be send it to western union?!!! he was dealing with atty. CHRISTOPER C. ABARILLA.?!! god bless 2 the both of you?!!but remember this sayings....KARMA'S ALWAYS AROUND?!!!

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  18. my fiance also recieve message like that...

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  19. eto po # ni Mr.Franisco Atienza..scammers po yan..twagan nyo po..bka mrami png malokong ibang tao..
    09174421799..sn po mahuli na yan.!

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  20. I also receive a text message a while ago from +639062785689 saying my simcard# won 2nd prize worth php 850,000 which was said to be donated by Manny Pacquiao to Central Bank of the Philippines. He named himself Sec. Russel B. Miranda.

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  21. I recieve text scam today and its good that i search on the ineternet this kind of winning. The text stated:
    D'AUDITOR PHIL. CHARITY FOUNDATION nform u dat u'r celfon #won php950,000.00 pesos 2nd prize winner drawn last 10/11/12.
    MR.RICARDO M. REYES
    6750 CENTRAL BANK
    OFFICE ROOM 103,
    ERMITA MALATE, MANILA
    cp # 09352581483 & 029125100

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  22. Got the same message from c#:+639058154150 stating that I won php760,000 handog pangkabuhayan at maagang pamasko by Cynthia villar foundation and he said he is Atty Robert Gonzales.

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  23. I also got a message from Atty. Jerry Legarda saying that I won P780,000 from handog pangkabuhayan from cynthia villar's foundation.

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  24. Same message received from 09059131256, that my simcard number won Php 780,000.00, to claim call Sec. Russel B. Miranda of BSP with DTI-NCR #, ingat lang sa mga ganitong text message....search online

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  25. Received message below from 9276419501 that looks similar as the other posts here. Will try to report this to ospac@ntc.gov.ph site...

    Notice / Congrat's Ur sim#had w0n Php.780,000.00 Frm:BSP/PCF (handog pangkabuhayan)To claim Ds.call me n0w(Sec.RUSSEL B MIRANDA. (BSP)INFO-Head)DTI-NCR# 9596,S12.

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  26. ito message sa akin,handog pangkabuhayan
    :to claim this pls. call me now atty.joshua.g tan {BSP]malate manila info-dept,DTI-ncr#2956 series of 2013,cel#09161147306.....INGAT LANG PO SA MGA GANITO....

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  27. just received today similar text msg, 2nd price nman daw ako at 950,000.00 from the auditors of cynthia villar foundation. tapos call atty. philippe l. guizon, cell no. 09097383768. mga litsugas!!!

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  28. Ma'am/Sir'' Congratulations! ur sim no.Had won (Php.780,000.00) Thru Electronic Raffle Frm. SENADOR.
    Manny villar 2nd winner "handog pangkabuhayan'
    From: VILLAR FOUNDATION
    20th Anniversary..
    To claim Ur prize!! Plz Call me now Im' atty.RUSSEL B MERANDA
    Per.DTI-NCR Permit#5637 series of 2013
    THANK YOU!.

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  29. got the same message today from cel # +639058270699. It said that i won 780,000.oo from villar foundation for their 20th anniversary and contact person is Sec Russel B. Miranda DTI-NCR permit # 0328 s' 2013

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  30. same here, he said that D'AUDITOR's of VILLAR FOUNDATION nform u dat ur Celfon no. Won Php, 950,000.00 2nd prize Winner to claim your prize Pls Call Me Now I'm Atty. RICARDO L. REYES. at e2 daw po CHECK no. 0051732881R/T No. 33472007- account no. 2451-5222-40 PHP 950,000.00 GOVT, BANK VILLAR FOUNDATION FUNDS. e2 po address na binigay, 6750 CENTRAL BANK OFFICE ROO 103, ERMITA STREET MALATE MANILA, Tel#029125100.....e2 po cp no. na gamit nya, 09262287670,
    tnx god buti nlang po naisipan q esearch sa internet, sana mamatay na ang mga taong gumagawa ng mga gan2....

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  31. Entrapment is needed for this scammers.

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  32. Ive got the same text too.,akala nila maloloko nila aku,nek-nek

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  33. My aunt received a text message plus a call directly from Atty. Anton Cruz of "Central Bank". He said she won 850,000php. The Atty. told my aunt to give him an ID, birth certificate, marriage contract, and "calling card" in order to get the prize. These scam bags are crazy and evil! It's a good thing I browsed internet and saw this website. Thanks

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  34. i received a message like this. it's the 3rd time. Sari2x ang ito,.. tsk, tsk,..

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  35. SAME HERE : I received form TM number 09056728895, Central bank, Malate, (Php650,000.00) Handog Pangkabuhayan by: CYNTHIA VILLAR FOUNDATION.w/ PCF. To claim your prize call me now texted by : JEMAR B. LAZARO
    Frm: BSP. Info Dept. per - DTI#0105 S' 2013

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  36. Verify the DTR NCR #. This is the link. http://www.dti.gov.ph/dti/index.php?p=24 or http://dtincr.ph/verifysalespromo.php

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  37. 1/2 (CONGRATS) Ur sim# had won (Php780,000)
    Pangkabuhayan by. MANNY PACMAN PACQUIAO.
    CLAIM ur prize. Call me now.I'm Atty.Russel B. Meranda.DTI-NCR permit#0710,S'14.


    Ha ano kamo kailangan pa kita pa loadan Ng 150 aba Dami mong pera tapos hihingi kpa, wag mong gmitin c Manny mabait c Manny
    HEY guys think before you answer it you did not participate anything and you win that easily that's a totally scam! Thank God d kami pinbayaan :-D -by Jertimothy M. L.......

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  38. i received a text dito sa # na ito..0930-804-3213

    Notice!..U'r sim # had won!(650,000) From: VILLAR FOUNDATION. during our 20th anniverssary..PLz Call me now! im Atty.Robert A. Gonzales.DTI - P#0446S'2014

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  39. I also received that kind of message: ADVISORY: From.(CENTRAL BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES) Your sim# had won 2nd prize winner (Php780,000.00) Please send your NAME/AGE/ADDRESS/WORK To claim call me now I'm Atty:Jerald T. Tan/DTI#3622s14.

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  40. i received the same message
    gusto nya paloadan ko sya 150 pesos for transaction of the BSP
    bkit kya nila nggawa un :((

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