DTI warns public against solicitation for financial aids by unscrupulous individuals

September 16, 2015 5:57 am 

By Kris M. Crismundo

MANILA, Sept. 15 (PNA) — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) warned the public against individuals soliciting for financial assistance which will be used for an event of the agency.

The agency made the statement after receiving various reports on Tuesday which says certain individuals are either impersonating or posing as DTI Secretary Gregory L. Domingo, or using his name and office to solicit money for an event or party that the official will allegedly hold.

The secretary and the DTI strongly denied making any solicitation, insisting they are not in any way involved in such activity.

It was further underscored that the Secretary and the Department are not allowed to solicit cash and goods from any individual or entity.

The public, particularly the DTI-partner industry associations, are forewarned from dealing with this kind of fraudulent activity to which similar incidents have been reported in the past years.

The DTI enjoins industry associations, businesses and consumers to immediately report any incident of the same nature to the agency's hotline 751-3330 and 0917-8343330. (PNA)

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