DFA warns public on fake e-mails
MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) warned the public on Friday about fake e-mails supposedly coming from the government agency.
The warning came after the Philippine Embassy in Singapore reported that a Filipino there received an e-mail from “firstname.lastname@example.org.”
The e-mail said the Filipino was the subject of a request for a warrant of arrest “for his alleged involvement in some criminal activity.”
“The DFA wishes to inform the public that the above-mentioned e-mail account is not an official DFA account,” the foreign office said.
Notices of legal proceedings are never sent through e-mail and applications for the issuance of warrants of arrest are filed before the courts and not the Department of Justice, it said.
“The public is advised not to fall victim to this modus operandi and to report any such e-mails to the DFA, the nearest Philippine embassy or consulate or the National Bureau of Investigation’s Technical Intelligence Division (email@example.com),” the DFA said.
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