Duterte warns against online scammers

Marje Pelayo

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has warned the public against online scammers at this time of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The President, in particular, mentioned those who are using social media and other Internet websites to sell face masks.

“Be careful. Lokohan ito ngayon [Scams are rampant nowadays],” he said. 

“Huwag kayong bumili ng online-online lalo na magpadala kayo ng pera[Do not buy online when you are asked to send money]. Do not fall for that thing. It has never been perfected and all the scams that man could think of that they can perpetrate on the innocent public, pinag-aaralan nila yan [they plan for it],” he added.

The demand for face masks is high at present as wearing it has become mandatory when going outdoors as protection against COVID-19 infection. MNP (with reports from Rosalie Coz)

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