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DA warns farmers, fishers vs. email spoofing

Philippine News AgencySeptember 9, 2022

EMAIL SPOOFING. The Department of Agriculture warns the public on Friday (Sept. 9, 2022) against email spoofing. In an advisory, farmers and fishers were encouraged to delete similar emails to prevent harm on their personal accounts. (Photo courtesy: DA-ACPC)

MANILA – The Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Credit Policy Council (DA-ACPC) warned farmers and fishers in the country on Friday to be vigilant against "email spoofing" or dubious emails claiming to be from the agency.

"Hindi nagpapadala ang ACPC-ACCESS ng anumang verification email sa GCash o kahit anong transaction na may kinalaman sa salapi (The ACPC-ACCESS does not send any verification email to Gcash or any transaction that involves money)," it said in an advisory.

It added that it is important to delete similar messages sent to email accounts.

"Kung sakaling makatanggap ng ganitong email, siguruhing hindi ninyo pipindutin ang anumang button at mas mabuti na i-delete ito (In case such an email is received, make sure not to click any button and better to delete it," it said.

The department noted that "email spoofing" is a technique that may pose harm to people's personal information.

Amid this scheme, the DA-ACPC said it is looking into the incidents of email spoofing and will be coordinating with authorities on the matter.

Under, Executive Order 113 s. 1986, the ACPC is tasked to assist the Agriculture department in terms of credit policies and programs.

It is responsible for providing loan programs to farmers and fishers, at zero interest within a reasonable amount of time to ensure effective capital and production for its beneficiaries. (PNA)

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