Pinoys in Dubai warned vs. fake fundraisers using charity orgs
Filipinos in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates have been warned by the Philippine Consulate General against scams perpetrated by people claiming to be members of charitable organizations such as the Red Cross.
"We remind all overseas Filipino workers to be mindful of possible solicitations in the guise of raising funds for the Red Cross or other charitable organizations," the Consulate said in a statement.
The Consulate issued the warning after receiving information regarding fund-raising events being organized without the knowledge of the charities being represented.
According to Section 8 of Republic Act 10072 or Philippine Red Cross Act of 2009, it "shall be unlawful for any person to solicit, collect or receive money, materials or property of any kind by falsely representing himself to be a member, agent or representative of the Philippine Red Cross."
Usage of the Red Cross name and emblem is also a violation of section 9 of the same law. —Rie Takumi/KBK, GMA News