BoC warns vs text, call, e-mail scams

BUREAU of Customs-NAIA District Collector Mimel Talusan warned the public against scam calls, texts or emails alert.

Talusan lamented that in the middle of the pandemic, there are some unscrupulous individuals who attempt to dupe others.

“These scammers may use the names of certain Bureau of Customs officials or introduce himself or herself as someone from the Bureau of Customs,” Talusan said.

In line with this, she advised  those who received a call, text, or email from persons claiming to be Bureau of Customs officials or personnel to first verify with the BoC before making any move.

Talusan stressed that the Customs bureau does not require payment of parcel's clearance fee over the phone and through money remittance centers or personal bank accounts.