Claim: People who answer a questionnaire about a “PHLPost National government subsidy” from the Philippine Post Office (PHLPost) can get a P7,000 subsidy.
Why we fact-checked this: Links to this fake questionnaire have been circulating on Facebook Messenger and can be used for fraudulent motives.
The bottom line: This questionnaire is not real. The PHLPost website posted a warning on August 9 advising users not to give or disclose any personal information to anonymous and unofficial websites or reply to suspicious messages they receive online or via email.
Clicking the fake link: The website where users are redirected upon clicking the link is fake and pretends to be the website of PHLPost. For information on PHLPost’s ongoing programs, one may refer to its official website and Facebook page.
The fake website was also flagged as deceptive. “Deceptive site ahead. Attackers on hrpmmr.cn may trick you into doing something dangerous like installing software or revealing your personal information (for example, passwords, phone numbers, or credit cards),” the warning on Google Chrome said. – Owenh Jake Toledo/Rappler.com
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