Rumor Cop – Interaksyon

Philippines news features and explanatory reports.

Rumor Cop – Interaksyon
Thu, 01 Dec 2022 07:57:39 GMT

The police cautioned the public about a fake cryptocurrency mobile application being circulated amid the holiday season. The Philippine National Police-Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG) advised the public on November 28 that scammers use this app to steal money from potential victims who seek to earn more from their Christmas bonuses. PNP-ACG did not specify the name […]

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Mon, 28 Nov 2022 07:02:39 GMT

Warnings against signing up and visiting a website claiming to be Friendster circulated online following reports about its supposed “comeback.” Some articles previously alleged that the social networking service appeared to be “accepting sign-ups” under the friendster.click domain last Saturday, but these were later clarified to warn people about the supposed revival. Friendster’s original URL […]

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“No to fake news.” Director-producer Neil Arce received support from some Filipinos after debunking false claims against him and his wife, Angel Locsin, online. Talent handler Ogie Diaz shared a text message from Neil which reads: “Me and my wife are charitable people. Donation na po namin sa fake news peddlers ‘yang kikitain nila sa […]

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Wed, 16 Nov 2022 11:01:42 GMT

CLAIM: Former vice president Leni Robredo wore a “see-through” dress when she supposedly visited the Middle East region. A Twitter user claimed that the Angat Buhay NGO chair, when she was still in the Office of the Vice President, went to the region in a dress that exposed her knees. “Panay puna [niyo] sa pagsuot […]

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Wed, 16 Nov 2022 10:08:30 GMT

“Doble ingat ka-Giga!” An electronics store warned customers about fake personal and business accounts pretending to be them and selling its products online. Gigahertz, an electronics and repair service, said it is “not connected nor affiliated with any other social media accounts” apart from their official pages. “We have received reports of fake personal and business […]

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Wed, 16 Nov 2022 03:33:13 GMT

CLAIM: A Facebook user claiming to be “Wowowin” choreographer  Anna Feliciano is looking for three dancers for the show promising a salary of P70,000 per month.  On Sunday, November 12, the Facebook user posted the job advertisement accompanied by a photo of “Wowowin” dancers.  She is asking applicants to send their dance samples.  The post said that the […]

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Fri, 11 Nov 2022 07:25:13 GMT

An email scam that mimics a mobile wallet service was once again talked about on Facebook. The scam is an email scheme containing supposed gift checks or rewards from GCash. Recipients of the phishing link are asked to click the link on the email to claim the supposed reward. The header of the message bears […]

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Fri, 04 Nov 2022 08:44:20 GMT

CLAIM: President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr and Sen. Imee Marcos gave out several boxes filled with assorted relief goods for victims of Severe Tropical Storm Paeng. These boxes were filled with apples, oranges, Gardenia bread, Bear Brand powdered milk and chocolate drinks, among others. There are also cases brimming with bananas, pineapples, grapes, apples, oranges and […]

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Wed, 02 Nov 2022 07:55:24 GMT

CLAIM: People should turn off their mobile phones this evening since the radiation caused by “cosmic rays, nucli atomic” are dangerous and deadly. The claim is part of a circulating message that has been repeatedly forwarded in text messages and messaging platforms for years. The message alleges that mobile users should “turn off” their mobile phones […]

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Wed, 26 Oct 2022 05:51:24 GMT

CLAIM: The name of broadcast journalist Atom Araullo was derived from the “August Twenty-One Movement” supposedly organized by “terrorists” Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army – National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF). A Facebook user on October 21 reshared a video from SMNI network — run by controversial preacher Apollo Quiboloy wanted in the United States […]

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