The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) issues this advisory to warn the public against the circulation of messages through text messages relative to SIM numbers winning prizes from GMA FOUNDATION. Such messages also advise the public to call a number claiming to be that of DTI Secretary RAMON M. LOPEZ.

The public is further advised that no such prize is valid. The recipients of such messages should not reply to the sender, and instead ignore the message, block the number, and file a complaint to the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) through its website to alert them about such SMS scam.

For further clarification, please contact DTI through our contact center 1-384 (Monday-Sunday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. except holidays), message us through Facebook at DTI.Philippines, or text us at +63917834.3330. Thank you.