The Department of Justice on Tuesday warned the public against doing a transaction with a website masquerading as the procurement agency of the Philippine government.
In an advisory, the DoJ cautioned anyone against doing business with Philippines Project Award Commission, which maintains a website called and is claiming to be the government’s central procurement agency to defraud the public.
According to the advisory, the fraudulent website also claimed to have the “Champs Court” and “Champion Court Business Consulting Agency” as its authorized agents.
The Justice department said that PPAC is neither a recognized state agency nor a legally registered corporation listed in the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The fake PPAC website reportedly conducts online public bidding, makes solicitation from foreign entities aside from issuing fake official receipts that are allegedly coming from Philippine government agencies, among other illegal activities.
The DoJ thus called on the public to be cautious in doing business online to prevent being victimized by unscrupulous websites.
The public is advised to report transaction attempts by the mentioned website to the DoJ Office of Cybercrime ([email protected]
); the National Bureau of Investigation (526-1294); and the Philippine National Police-Anti-Cybercrime Group (723-0401 local 5313).
The DoJ advisory added that the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System is the sole centralized electronic portal that serves as the official source of information regarding government procurement.