The Office of Civil Defense has received reports of fraudulent calls being made by unscrupulous individuals, introducing themselves as Usec Ricardo B Jalad or as OCD senior officials, to government offices and private persons asking for assistance on financial matters.

“The OCD, its officers, much less it’s Administrator, does not do solicitation calls to anyone. If anyone calls you or your offices, introducing themselves as me or any OCD officer, offering products or services at a cost, it is fraud and you should not give them anything. ” Usec Ricardo B Jalad, Civil Defense Administrator said.

“We would like to encourage our co-workers in government and countrymen that if they do encounter these fraudulent calls and personalities, they should immediately report them to the proper authorities”, Jalad said.