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Pacquiao Show Text Message

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How the scam works:

Multiple world champion boxer Manny Pacquiao, has a TV game show called “Manny, many prizes”. The show is very popular and scammers didn’t waste a second in trying to get a slice of its success.

Due to the object of the game – giving away prizes – it was reported that criminals send mass text messages, telling the recipients that they won certain prizes. “Your cell phone number was drawn via electronic raffle and you have won P780,000 from our game show ‘Manny, many prizes’”.

You are required to call a phone number to redeem your prize. If you do that, the “operator” will ask you for your personal information “to confirm your identity” and then for your bank account details, so they deposit the money to you.

How to avoid:

Manny Pacquiao and his team have denied any cash giveaways through text messaging, so don’t fall for it.

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There are 82 comments

  • On Tuesday, April 01, 2014, julinen soberano wrote:

    * April 1, 2014, Julinen Soberano wrote:
    my lola's had recieved a txt message that Cynthia Villar Foundation informed you that your cellphone # won php. 950,000.00 2nd prize winner by electronic raffle draw.sent by atty. Neil Cabrera.
    it is true..?

  • On Thursday, March 20, 2014, JAY MAR BAYON wrote:

    hi good morning po.

    I received a text message from this number: +63 9179746873. The message says,

    Congratulations! Ur mobile# had won Php630,000.00 last:03/17/14, Elec/raffle draw frm " PAQUIAO FOUNDATION." 4 more info pls txt ur Name/Add/Age@Work. Call me nw i'm sec. ARNOLD YASAY.

    - cnu ba naman hindi matutuwa sa ganitong kalaking napanalunan mo peru nagtataka ako bakit ako mananalo eh wala ako sinalihan na mga raffle draw. . .

    akala ko ito na sagot sa mga problema ko..


    thank you po. . .


    GOD BLESS sa laban mo IDOL MANNY PACQUIAO galingan mo ang laban mo

  • On Monday, March 17, 2014, Federico A. Laguinday III wrote:

    Sir Manny Pacquiao.

    Just this morning, I received a text message from this number: +63 905 581 9000. The message says,

    "Congratulations! We would like to inform U that Ur GLOBE Int'l Roaming # Had Won 2-Million Pesos. During our Thanks Giving Raffles draw! From: MANNY PACQUIAO FOUNDATION OFFICE. To Claim ur Prize Call. KUYA BOBBY PACQUIAO, Contact# 09055819000 PER DTI PERMIT#0797 Series of 2014."

    I did not call them because of several text scam similar to this. But of course I would like to double check this with your office too if this is a legitimate info or another scam. Hoping for your immediate feedback.

  • On Sunday, March 02, 2014, Lyn E. Sadueste wrote:

    Hi,

    I just received a text message this afternoon, stated "NOTICE: PACQUIAO Foundation. Your sim#. Won! P680,000.00.Please text your Name/add/for info please call me now! im sec/RUDY VALDEZ.Thank you"

    From this Mobile No: 0908-3849512

    For your info.

    Thanks,

  • On Thursday, February 20, 2014, dorothy grace campo wrote:

    sir manny i've recieve a msg. gnagagamit po ang name nyo.. may nag txt po sakin now lang: OFFICE OF MANNY PACQUIAO charity foundation inform u that Cellphone OFW win 950.000 pesos 2nd Price winner pls call me Now . ATTY. LYNDON G> DAnia DTI#3527,2014

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