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4 Steps to Replace Stolen or Lost Passbook

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My passbook (inside my bag) was recently stolen inside a local grocery store and I would like to share the steps I took in order to secure my account and get a new passbook.


The steps outlined here is for a BPI savings account but generally the procedure will be very similar to other banks in the Philippines.

1. Call the Bank to Secure Your Account The first and the most crucial step you need to immediately do is to contact your bank either through phone or personally reporting it to the branch where you opened the account. This will ensure that no funds will get out. The bank will lock the account immediately. The big banks have 24/7 hotlines. For BPI, it's 89-100.
You have to do this step ASAP after discovering the lost.

2. Go to the Branch to Ask for Replacement of Passbook This can be a simple replacement of the lost passbook but it can also mean closing the entire account and opening a new one for security purposes.

SCAM ALERT: PRC ID Renewal Message via Facebook

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Update!!!! The scammers behind this are still active until now. In fact, one of my associates received a similar message last week. Even though he is a discreet person, he was almost fooled by this message. He responded by sending a message to the phone number given in the FB message and got a response accordingly. He checked me out the next day to see if I received the same message and then he found out about this scam. So, be careful everyone. The goons are alive and active. Do not be the next victim!
Have you received a message on Facebook similar to this?

Engr. (your name),
NOTICE
Please be informed and advise to call PRC LICENSE DIVISION HEAD OFFICE immediately c/o OIC Rodrigo F. Balaqui Jr. at 09156862500 for your clearances of license. Your prompt attention is advised.
This would be our final notice!
Thank you!


 Well, this is a scam and PRC is very much aware of this. Please read PRCs advisory here.

http://www.prc.gov.ph/news/?id=4081

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