A phishing scam using the name of senator and presidential aspirant Manny Pacquiao is circulating online, deceiving netizens who are sharing personal information so they could receive cash giveaways promised by the fake post.

The fraudulent post claimed that Sen. Pacquiao would send P30,000 as business capital through the state-owned LandBank. It instructed netizens to send their name, contact information and address to impostor Facebook pages named after popular games linked to a legitimate television game show.

Netizens were also instructed to type the word “Xoxo” and to like and share the scam post so they can qualify for the bogus prize. This scam figured on impostor pages called ‘Wowowin’, ‘Tutok to Win’ and the mobile raffle game Will to Win.

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