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FACT CHECK: FB page spreads BOGUS post about P10k ayuda from Marcos

WHAT WAS CLAIMED

President Bongbong Marcos is giving away P10,000 worth of financial aid.

OUR VERDICT

Fake:

The fake Facebook post redirects people to a Blogspot website asking for people’s personal information.

Jun 7, 2024

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A Facebook (FB) page created a fake post about an alleged P10,000 ayuda (financial aid) from President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and reshared it on three other FB groups.

The bogus post carried this photo of Marcos during a meeting in Hawaii on Nov. 20, 2023. A caption around the image read:

Gusto mo ba ng 10K Ayuda? | Mag message lang sa amin para maipadala na (Do you want P10,000 worth of financial aid? | Send us a message so we can send it).”

Users who click on the attached link are redirected to Blogspot website PRC JOB HIRING 2024, which supposedly offers a scholarship and cash assistance worth P5,000.

Clicking on the Blogspot website’s fake registration form opens pop-up ads from casinos and online betting sites. The fake form also asks for personal information.

This scam appeared two weeks after Marcos gave P10,000 worth of financial aid to farmers and fisherfolk affected by drought in Iligan City, and in the provinces of Tawi-Tawi and Basilan.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK - THE FACTS: President Bongbong Marcos is not giving away P10,000 of financial aid. The fake Facebook post redirects people to a Blogspot website asking for personal information.

Blogspot user AXIE is behind the bogus website. VERA Files Fact Check has also debunked other scams from the same profile.

The posts, first published by FB page Bong Bong Marcos 10K Ayuda and reshared to three other FB groups, garnered a total of 507 reactions, 746 comments, and 289 shares.

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