Kris Aquino is a sufferer of a dying hoax still all over again. A Facebook (FB) site falsely promises that the superstar has died, but only to mislead people today to pay a visit to a scam web-site applying the Office of Social and Welfare Development’s (DSWD) title.
Posted on June 12 by FB web site Bong Bong Marcos Tulong Aid (produced on April 26, 2022), it read through: “Just In | Kris Aquino Namayapa na (now rests in peace) | JUNE 12, 2022. ” Netizens, believing the headline, expressed their condolences in the remarks section.
There are no news experiences that the youngest sister of the late President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III has died. Kris Aquino herself issued an update on her health and fitness in a June 3 Instagram put up, wherever she explained goodbye to her admirers “for now and the up coming couple years.” According to the article, she is at this time in Houston, Texas for healthcare treatment.
Her attending physician Dr. Niño Gavino reported Aquino was diagnosed with a rare ailment, Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitisthat brings about irritation in the smaller to medium-sized blood vessels, asthma, and a bigger white blood mobile rely.
The spurious write-up urged netizens to simply click a bit.ly connection to watch a online video about the loss of life hoax. It redirects to a Blogspot webpage referred to as Ayuda-para-sa-pilipinowhich promised to mail P10,000 of assist (economic aid) by way of the DSWD’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino System (4Ps).
The DSWD has not announced any large-time money assistance distribution on its formal internet pages. On June 9Irene Dumlao, head of DSWD’s Social Internet marketing Assistance, mentioned the department options to start distributing a P500 subsidy for 3 months to 4Ps beneficiaries right before June 30 when President Rodrigo Duterte’s time period finishes.
The FB article instructs netizens to share the bogus DSWD web-site to 25 Fb teams and to list their names in accordance to the region exactly where they are primarily based. Each individual region on the listing carried a hyperlink that redirected the user to a further bogus Blogspot web site that featured an graphic of Senator-elect Raffy Tulfo.
Online customers who fell for the fraud and clicked the backlink delivered their names, addresses, and contact details in each fake internet pages, wondering that the so-called assistance was actual.
Blogspot person AXIE, formerly flagged in one more VERA Files Actuality Look at article, owns the Ayuda-para-sa-pilipino FB account in addition 5 other bogus webpages. Mobile wallet GCash and Willie Revillame’s game exhibit Tutok To Earn, among the other individuals, are used by the pages to lure unsuspecting netizens.
Bong Bong Marcos Tulong Ayuda’s put up obtained 500 reactions, 245 comments, and 75 shares. It appeared on June 12, the Philippine Independence Working day.
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