MANILA – The Land Transportation Office (LTO) on Wednesday has warned the public against giving out personal information on social media especially against scammers and fixers -- those who offer a driver’s license without taking an exam -- for a price.

In an advisory, the LTO specifically warned against a Facebook page with the handle @OfficialLTOlicenseassistance or LTO License Assistance Center, noting that the page offers the processing of driver’s licenses and charges PHP3,500 to PHP6,500.

“These scammers are encouraging fixing through non-taking and non-appearance in the driver’s license exam,” the LTO said.

It cautioned the public against providing private and personal information to such pages and individuals as it could result in possible “identity theft and other unlawful activities”.

The driver’s licenses issued through the said Facebook page or any other individual outside an LTO office are “counterfeit and invalid”, it said.

“Thus, a motorist who is caught possessing a fake license will be meted with stiffer penalties,” the LTO added. (PNA)