Public Advisory on fake Facebook accounts

| Posted by UP Media and Public Relations Office

Last edit: June 8, 2020, 12:00 PM

Public advisory on fake Facebook accounts

 

The University of the Philippines System has received reports that fake or dummy Facebook accounts have been created for UP students, officials, and alumni. We urge the members of the UP community to check their names and accounts and to make the proper report to the Data Protection Officer of Facebook. [How to report an account for impersonation]

Rest assured that the UP System Data Protection Officer has reached out to the Philippine National Privacy Commission to help students and alumni report fake or dummy accounts in their name to the DPO of Facebook.

Please refer to the statement of Privacy Commissioner Raymund Enriquez Liboro that NPC has ordered Facebook to provide its significant findings as soon as these become available.

Affected data subjects may file a complaint with NPC. [Submit a complaint]

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said yesterday that he would instruct the Office of Cybercrime, in coordination with the Philippine National Police and the National Bureau of Investigation, to investigate the proliferation of fake or dummy Facebook accounts.

In case you received an email purportedly coming from Facebook requiring you to click on a link to verify your account and link your UP Mail to your Facebook, DO NOT CLICK THE LINK AND IMMEDIATELY DELETE THE EMAIL.