Advisory on Fraudulent Documents Purportedly Required by BSP

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) warns the public against fraudulent emails, text messages, letters or any communication seeking submission of and payment for documents purportedly required by the BSP.

Scammers, pretending to be authorized BSP officials, provide these documents to individuals, corporations or institutions. Scammers claim that such documents will facilitate financial transactions in favor of the recipients, in exchange for confidential personal or corporate information, and subject to fees or charges.

The public is advised that the BSP:

Does not issue or guarantee commercial documents or products (e.g. banking forms, fund transfer orders, certificates of deposit).

Does not transact with individuals, corporations or institutions at random.

Only deals with authorized or accredited counterparties, mostly BSP-supervised institutions (BSFIs1), duly-recognized partners, and appropriately-contracted suppliers or service providers.

The public should beware of fake documents containing:

Imitations of the BSP seal, logo and official-looking document formats.

Forged or digitally-copied signatures of BSP officials, employees or consultants.

Alleged BSP products, services, or partnership agreements offered by individuals or establishments posing as BSP officials, employees or consultants, whether in-person or on social media.

Immediately report cases of such claims, suspicious documents or activities naming the BSP or its officials to the:

COMMUNICATION OFFICE

CENTER FOR COMMUNICATION AND INVESTOR RELATIONS

BANGKO SENTRAL NG PILIPINAS

Email: corao@bsp.gov.ph

Trunkline: (02) 8708-7701 local 3025/2602/2032

or

CONSUMER EMPOWERMENT GROUP

CENTER FOR LEARNING AND INCLUSION ADVOCACY

BANGKO SENTRAL NG PILIPINAS

Consumer Assistance Kiosk, Ground Floor, Multi-Storey Building, BSP Complex, Malate, Manila

Email: consumeraffairs@bsp.gov.ph

Tel. No.: (+632) 8708-7087

Trunkline: (02) 8708-7701 local 2584

Source: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)