The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. warned the public of a Facebook page entitled “PhilHealth Updates Online” which reportedly encourages people to “like” and “share” the said page to qualify for a supposed raffle for “libreng pabahay.”
The raffle, according to the FB page, is in line with PhilHeatlh anniversary on February 2020.
After PhilHealth reported the said matter to Facebook Philippines, the original post and it reshared posts have since been taken down.
A similar scheme was also recently reported by its Region I office about a certain Efeiram Oicatse whose Facebook page named “PhilHealth Registration Online” offers assistance to PhilHealth members and in securing the PhilHealth Identification Number for a fee.
The said Facebook page requires payment of P170 which can allegedly be paid through a popular chain of convenience stores using barcodes that it provides.
The state health insurer said that it does not have a housing raffle promo; and that it does not authorize anyone to solicit money in exchange for one to become a PhilHealth member.
It urged members to be more discerning and not to immediately trust or report these fraudulent activities. The public is also advised to be careful in giving information to prevent scammers from victimizing innocent people.
PhilHealth said that registration is for free and can be made at any local health insurance office or express counters in leading malls for their convenience.
It also urged the public to immediately report such schemes through its Facebook page ‘PhilHealth official’; or email Philhealth at [email protected]
; or call (02) 441-7442; or at any PhilHealth Regional or Local Health Insurance Offices nationwide.