This is to notify the public of a fraudulent scheme to solicit money by misrepresenting officials of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), particularly Regional Director Paciano B. Dizon of the Regional Statistical Services Office - National Capital Region.
The modus operandi is to call or text victims pretending to be a PSA official, and ask for financial favors and fund transfers.
The PSA does not engage in such fraudulent activities, and is monitoring the situation. This will also be reported to the authorities for investigation and proper sanctions.
DENNIS S. MAPA, Ph.D.
National Statistician and Civil Registrar General