The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has issued a warning to the public against individuals who are pretending to be BSP employees to solicit money or get private information.
According to the BSP, unscrupulous individuals are unlawfully representing themselves as employees or authorized representatives of the central bank.
These individuals use both real and fictitious names of BSP personnel, officers, and organizational units in making phone calls or sending messages to their target victims.
They also utilize fraudulent mobile numbers and email addresses that resemble legitimate and official BSP sources, the central bank added.
The BSP emphasized that its personnel, officers, and units would never solicit money or ask any information or documents involving private individuals’ financial transactions.
“To guard against such misrepresentations, the BSP reminds the public to always remain vigilant, avoid providing personal or financial information to suspicious individuals, and refrain from sending money to unverified recipients,” the central bank said.
The public is likewise urged to report persons suspected to be posing as BSP employees.