Press & Notices

Scam Alerts

Email Scam

The Consulate General of the Philippines in Toronto has recently been notified that there is an e-mail circulating instructing recipients to click on the link in the said email, go through the documents and fill in the 2017 support form. The said email originated from judfayeee@gmail.com and stated that it was from this Consulate.

Continue Reading...

ADVISORY FROM THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (SEC) ON SUCCESS200 INTERNATIONAL MARKETING CORPORATION

The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto would like to inform the public of the advisory from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Enforcement and Investor Protection Department (EIPD) on the investigation conducted on SUCCESS200 INTERNATIONAL MARKETING CORPORATION or SUCCESS200. The investigation showed that the said entity is engaging in unauthorized investment-taking activities without the required registration in violation of the Securities Regulation Code (SRC). The public is advised to exercise caution in investing their hard-earned money in similar high-yield, high-risk investment schemes.

For clarifications concerning this matter, kindly contact Ms. Angela R. Planas of the Enforcement and Investor Protection Department at tel. no. (+632) 584-7187 and 584-7652 and email address: jose.aquino@sec.gov.ph.

SEC Advisory

Continue Reading...

ADVISORY ON POSSIBLE EMPLOYMENT SCAM

The Consulate General of the Philippines in Toronto wishes to inform the public of a possible scam targeting nurses and others in health-oriented professions in the Philippines by offering them non-existent jobs in Canada, particularly as caregivers at Ian Anderson House, an in-resident cancer hospice located in Oakville, Ontario.

Continue Reading...

IMPORTANT ADVISORY IN BOOKING AIRLINE TICKETS

Important Advisory in Booking Airline Tickets

Continue Reading...

TRAVELING BASIC ALLOWANCE POLICY SCAM ALERT

The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto would like to warn the general public against the possibility of a new scam being perpetrated by unscrupulous elements against people traveling out of the Philippines. This concerns a supposed “Traveling Basic Allowance Policy” by the PHL government wherein travelers leaving the country are required to show actual money at the airport before they are allowed to fly. As part of the modus operandi, a purported official document will be issued to the victims by a fictitious government office calling itself the “Bureau of Aviation” .

Continue Reading...

WARNING AGAINST SCAM TARGETING OVERSEAS FILIPINOS

The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto is warning the public against a scam targeting overseas Filipinos who are being asked to provide emergency financial assistance for relatives in the Philippines who purportedly are involved in accidents.

The modus operandi of the scam involves an individual who introduces himself as an official of the Philippine Embassy or Consulate over the telephone and reporting on an unfortunate incident involving a close relative of the overseas Filipino that requires immediate cash transfer in order to proceed with emergency life-saving medical procedures…

Continue Reading...

WARNING AGAINST E-MAIL SCAM OFFERING POTENTIAL JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR FILIPINO NURSES IN TORONTO HOSPITALS

The Consulate General of the Philippines in Toronto has recently been made aware that there is an e-mail circulating among registered nurses in the Philippines inviting them to attend “coaching interviews” by Toronto-based hospitals (Shouldice Hospital, etc.) for potential employment by these institutions, for which the invitees have to pay a substantial fee…

Continue Reading...

IMPORTANT NOTICE On Passport Application

PRESS RELEASE ABM-02-2008

The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto would like to inform the public that a certain website appearing in the Internet; “Application-download.com”, and which is said to be offering a so-called “Philippine passport application kit” is not an official Philippine government agency and is not in any way connected with the Philippine Consulate General.

According to reports reaching the Consulate General, the said website offers a so-called “Philippine passport application kit” for a fee of $18.75 payable by credit card. The Consulate would like to clarify the public that any payment made to the said website is not to the Consulate General, and does not in any way constitute payment for any service, consular or any other official service, provided by the Consulate General.

Further, the Consulate General is not in any way answerable nor responsible for any disputes, questions or matters arising out of transaction(s) made on the above-mentioned website.

The Consulate General would like to reiterate to the public that all consular forms, such as visa, passport applications forms, or forms for reports of birth or marriage etc., can be easily downloaded at the Consulate General’s official website: www.philcongen-toronto.com, free of charge, or may be obtained at the consular office, free of charge.

Likewise, the Consulate General will be pleased to provide answers or clarifications with respect to any consular services provided by the consular office (tel. 416-9227181). END

Toronto, 12 February 2008

Continue Reading...

Lottery Scam Alert

The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto wishes to advise the Filipino-Canadian community concerning a scam report involving fraudulent announcements of “lottery winnings” or “awards” allegedly originating from a lottery based in Madrid, Spain. Upon verification made by the Consulate, the Philippine Embassy in Madrid…

Continue Reading...

Telephone Scams

The Consulate General of the Philippines in Toronto would like to warn all our kababayans concerning a phone scam victimizing families of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in the Philippines…

Continue Reading...