The secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Silvestre H. Bello III warned the public against a bogus electronic solicitation letter purportedly from the labor department and asking for monetary donations.
“This e-mail is fake and completely bogus. We encourage everyone to be vigilant and to report similar incidents to us so we can conduct our own investigation,” Bello said.
In a memorandum, Bello said an electronic mail was received by various DOLE regional offices and attached agencies, purportedly from the DOLE Administrative Service, stating that the labor department seeks a minimum cash donation of $100 supposedly for leukemia patients and orphans.
The electronic mail, with the subject, “Donation request 2019/2020,” was sent on December 26, 2019 and used the email address firstname.lastname@example.org (corn, not .com).
Bello advised the public as well as the heads of DOLE offices, bureaus, attached agencies, regional offices, and Philippine Overseas Labor Offices to be vigilant and immediately report similar scams.