OWWA: Beware of Fake Facebook Accounts Offering Loans

There is a person continuously creating fake Facebook accounts to deceive OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers).

These accounts are used to offer fake loans or emergency loans by OWWA to OFWs, causing great harm to their hard-earned money.

So, Kabayan, be vigilant and beware of scammers!

PSA OWWA scam alert
Credits: OWWA / Facebook

The Growing Threat of Fake Facebook Accounts

Today, fake Facebook accounts targeting our OFWs are widespread.

These fake accounts mimic posts from OWWA (Overseas Workers Welfare Administration) and even Admin Arnell Ignacio to appear legitimate.

Therefore, it is important to be cautious and discerning.

Recognizing Fake Accounts

Many fake accounts pretend to be officials from OWWA or known personalities to seem trustworthy.

Our fellow OFWs are easily convinced, especially when posts look authentic.

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Credits: OWWA / Facebook

Steps to Protect Yourself

To stay safe, follow these important steps:

Report Immediately

If you come across accounts that imitate OWWA or Admin Arnell Ignacio, report them immediately to the Legal Office of OWWA.

Your cooperation is essential to stop their fraudulent activities.

Send Evidence

If you have been scammed, please send screenshots of the transactions with these fake accounts.

Include your account of the scam to help with the investigation and prompt action.

Safeguarding Your Hard-Earned Money

Your caution and immediate action can help prevent these individuals from scamming others.

Stay alert and discerning for your safety.

Practical Tips to Avoid Scams

Here are some practical tips to avoid being scammed:

  1. Verify Before You Trust:

Always verify the accounts claiming to be officials or offering services.

  1. Double Check URLs:

Scammers often imitate websites to look legitimate. Ensure you are on the correct website.

  1. Do Not Share Personal Information:

Avoid sharing your personal information with unknown people or on social media.

  1. Consult Trusted Sources:

Ask friends or family before trusting online offers.

Legitimate OWWA Loan and Assistance Programs

OWWA offers several legitimate loan and assistance programs to help OFWs.

Knowing these can help you avoid falling for fake offers.

OFW-EDLP (Enterprise Development and Loan Program)

This program aims to support OFWs in starting or expanding their businesses.

Eligible OFWs can avail of loans from PHP 100,000 up to PHP 2,000,000 with low interest rates.

Reintegration Program

The Reintegration Program provides various services to OFWs returning to the Philippines.

This includes training, counseling, and financial assistance for livelihood projects.

Education and Training Programs

OWWA offers scholarships and training programs for OFWs and their families.

These programs help enhance skills and provide educational opportunities to improve their future prospects.

Health and Welfare Programs

OWWA also provides health and welfare assistance to OFWs.

This includes medical, disability, and death benefits to ensure the well-being of OFWs and their families.

Importance of Awareness

Awareness is key in preventing scams.

By staying informed and cautious, we can protect ourselves and others from falling victim to these deceitful practices.

Reporting Scams

Reporting scams not only helps you but also protects others.

Your action can help authorities catch these scammers and prevent them from harming more people.

Building a Safe Online Community

By working together and sharing information, we can build a safer online community.

Encourage others to report suspicious activities and share tips on staying safe.

Community Support

Support from the community can make a big difference.

Help each other by sharing experiences and warnings about scams.

OWWA’s Official Contact Details

To ensure you are dealing with legitimate OWWA representatives, use the following official contact details:

  • Email: legal@owwa.gov.ph
  • Mobile No./Viber: +639175805720
  • Landline: +632 (8)551-6638

If you see any suspicious accounts, report them using these contact details.

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Credits: OWWA / Facebook

Recent Updates

Beware of Fake Facebook Accounts Offering Fraudulent Loans to OFWs

The Official Facebook Page of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) warns Filipino migrant workers about scammers creating fake Facebook accounts. These scammers target OFWs by offering fraudulent loans or emergency funds, posing a significant risk to their hard-earned money. It is essential for OFWs to exercise caution, verify the identity of the other party, and not easily trust loan offers from strangers to avoid falling victim to these scams.

Warning Against Fake Facebook Accounts Targeting Filipino Migrant Workers

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) cautions Filipino migrant workers about the prevalence of fake Facebook accounts imitating their official page and Admin Arnell Ignacio. These deceptive accounts aim to deceive workers, and the warning advises them to be cautious, vigilant, and report any fake accounts encountered, providing evidence to aid in the investigation and prevention of further deception.



In this recent video content shared by a user, viewers are alerted to the dangers of an OFW Emergency Loan scam targeting overseas Filipino workers. The video serves as a cautionary message, advising OFWs to stay vigilant and avoid falling victim to fraudulent schemes promising emergency loans. It aims to educate and empower OFWs to protect themselves from potential scams and financial exploitation.



In today’s world, it is important to be cautious and alert.

Our fellow OFWs working abroad are especially vulnerable to these fake accounts.

Thus, it is essential to cooperate and report immediately to curb such fraudulent activities.

Report scams and send evidence to help authorities take prompt action.

Together, we can ensure a safer environment for everyone.

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