It has come to our attention that there are people who have been sending text messages (SMS messages) or email messages about winning large sums of money from Mr. Pacquiao’s foundation. While we are not connected with Manny Pacquiao or his foundation in any way (we’re fans, too, and this website will be our tribute to him), we strongly advise against replying to these messages — do not provide any personal information to them. These people are most likely scammers who are using Mr. Pacquiao’s good name and who want nothing else than to take your hard-earned money from you and your family.
If you seriously think about it, how could you win in a raffle or lottery if you never joined it in the first place? These text, SMS, and email messages are variants of what are called the Nigerian Scam letters.
Here are the details of one person who has allegedly been sending out these messages:
Name: Atty. Christopher C. Abarilla
Phone Number: +639496735886
The name is probably an alias and he and his cohorts are probably using numerous other aliases.
If you have received any text message or email message from people who claim that you have won money from Mr. Pacquiao’s foundation, we ask that you share the information with us so we can warn people about these scammers. We will not publish any of your personal information.
Again, please DO NOT reply to these messages that claim that you have won money from Mr. Pacquiao’s foundation or from any person or organization whatsoever (unless you actually joined the said raffle or lottery).
The sad truth is that the world, especially the Internet, is full of scammers and con artists. And they have no qualms about scamming poor Filipinos, including Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), of their hard-earned money.
Be smart. Don’t fall victim to these scammers. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.