DTI warns public vs scam using Domingo's name


Posted at Mar 13 2014 03:22 PM | Updated as of Mar 13 2014 11:22 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo once again warned the public against people who are using his name in soliciting money.

"This is not the first time that we got reports on the modus operandi of these shady individuals soliciting money from the business community and the public using my name,” Domingo said in a statement.

The Department of Trade and Industry in region 7 recently received a report from a Cebu-based businessman who said an individual posing as Doming solicited money from him.

Last May, there were also reports that unscrupulous individuals also used the names of Domingo and Executive Secretary Pacquito Ochoa in soliciting funds for the elections.

“We once again advise the business community and the public to be vigilant and not be victimized by these unscrupulous acts, and report suspicious solicitations. You can call DTI Direct at (02) 751-3330," he said.
Domingo emphasized the Department of Trade and Industry does not solicit funds, goods or services from individuals, organizations and companies.