MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) on Tuesday warned the public against "suspicious" social media accounts, misleading information on its scholarship programs, as well as fake job offerings.

These suspicious accounts bear SEI's name, logo, or its flagship scholarship program.

"The Institute has recently come across numerous websites, and Facebook pages with misleading information about scholarship programs, including fake job offerings," it said in an advisory.

The SEI cited two Facebook accounts as examples:

* DOST Scholarship 2022

* DOST Scholarship

The SEI said it has already taken the action to combat these accounts.

Official announcements, as well as scholarship and program information, can be found only on the SEI's website and official Facebook page.

Any suspicious social media account or website may be reported via the SEI Facebook page, or through email.

Applicants and scholars are likewise urged to course all applications and related concerns to the official email addresses of DOST-SEI scholarship division, it said. (PNA)