Illegal Solicitation for Victims of typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan

Milan, Dec 23, 2013 – The Filipino Communities in Milan and Northern Italy are advised to be wary of scammers who might take advantage of soliciting funds for the victims of typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan. It has been learned that scam artists are taking advantage of the global relief efforts for victims of typhoon Yolanda.

The National Security Council in the Office of the President reported that two (2) Filipinas were arrested in Thailand for illegally soliciting funds for the victims of typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan. The two were caught presenting themselves to be part of reputable charitable institutions to get money from unsuspecting donors.

Before making any donation, please verify the background of the persons who will receive the donations and do some research to ensure that the donation will go to an existing charitable institution. (Phil Consulate General Milan)

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