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If you receive an email message (written below) from a suspicious email address email@example.com, that notifies you that your Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) bank account have been suspended and blocked, you should be aware that it's a scam spreading in the internet. You can read the email message below:
DBP Alert Message -####-
Look how this email suggests you to click a certain link to activate your account. If you click this link you will be redirected to certain kind of website which looks like this:
This is a photo snapshot of the purported Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) website which is a phishing website. Its website url is http://dbponline-s3.com/dbp.ph/dbp.megalink.htm which is different from the genuine DBP website url: http://www.dbp.ph.
A phishing website is a clone or fake website that mainly scams or deceives people like you who have bank accounts.
This phishing website requires you to enter your confidential information of your DBP account such as:
If you receive the same kind of email above, just ignore it and delete it. Banks never send an email that asks for your bank account's username, password, account number, and other personal information.
Useful Tips to Avoid Scams
Here's an official message from Leonora A. Fernandez, the First Vice President and Head of Corporate Affairs of the Development Bank of the Philippines:
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