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Philippines warns vs. text scam offering free Netflix during lockdown

The Philippine government on Saturday warned the public against an illegal text scheme claiming to give free subscription to Netflix during the lockdown against the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

The government, through the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), made the warning about the fake subscription to the American media services provider in an advisory sent out to phone subscribers past 4 p.m.

"BABALA: Huwag pong maniwala sa text na nagkakaloob ng libreng Netflix sa loob ng 2 buwan dahil sa Quarantine (COVID19), ito po ay isang SCAM," said the NTC.

The agency did not give further details about the supposed text scam.

The NTC has recently used its text services to disseminate advisories from the Department of Health about COVID-19, as well as tips on how to spend the Holy Week during the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon and other parts of the country.

I"ts OK not to be OK. Normal lang makaramdam ng lungkot, takot & pagkabahala ngayong may COVID19. Humingi ng suporta sa pamilya, kaibigan o counselor," said the NTC in one message. -MDM, GMA News