PAL warns against scams on cargo shipments

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PAL warns against scams on cargo shipments
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  • Philippine Airlines advised the public against scams related to domestic cargo shipments as well as unauthorized use of its name
  • PAL said messages sent on Facebook/Messenger for payment of shipments supposedly loaded on a PAL flight are “totally bogus”
  • The airline reminded the public to only deal with legitimate cargo agents and shippers

Philippine Airlines (PAL) warned the public against scams on domestic cargo shipments and unauthorized use of its name.

PAL said a recent example of this was when scammers sent messages on Facebook/Messenger tricking individuals into making payments for shipments supposedly loaded on a PAL flight, the carrier said in an advisory on September 4.

The messages may even come with  fake PAL cargo airway bills as “proof” of such shipments, the airline added.

PAL said the supposed transactions are “totally bogus” and that no such cargo shipments exist, with the online payments only going to fraudsters.

PAL reminded the public to only deal with legitimate cargo agents and shippers.

The airline noted all its announcements/statements on cargo shipments are issued through cargo sales bulletins emailed to accredited/non accredited agents and shippers, and official emails from its account executives.

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