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PUBLIC ADVISORY Customs Scammer Huwag Maging Biktima

June 29, 2016

Manila, 27 June 2016 – The Bureau of Customs warns the public against unscrupulous personalities pretending to be employees of the Bureau.

These scammers, believed to be operating as syndicate, use pretense and other fraudulent acts to swindle transacting public.

Using fake government identification cards (IDs) and documents, they are able to convince individuals that they can release goods such as cellular phones, laptop, television and motor vehicles at a lower price. Believing in their pretense, victims would hand in their payment to the scammer with the promise that the latter would return with their goods, but none would be delivered to them. The victim would then be unable to contact the scammer. Transactions are done in the port’s vicinity and nearby restaurants.

The public is advised to immediately report such suspicious transactions to the office of the Enforcement and Security Service, Bureau of Customs, South Harbor. ###

Republic of the Philippines

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