MANILA, Philippines — Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III warns the public against a bogus electronic solicitation letter purportedly from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) asking for monetary donations.
Bello explained in a memorandum that several DOLE Regional offices and attached agencies received an e-mail purportedly coming from the DOLE Administrative service.
The e-mail states that the Department seeks a minimum monetary donation of $100 (P5,000) supposedly for leukemia patients and orphans.
The e-mail was sent on December 26, 2019 with a subject “Donation request 2019/2020” under an e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org (not .com).
Bello advised the public as well as all DOLE and attached agencies to immediately report similar scams.
“This e-mail is fake and completely bogus. We encourage everyone to be vigilant and to report similar incidents to us so that we can conduct our own investigation,” Bello concluded.
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