The Public should be cautious against persons claiming to be connected to Small Business Corporation (SBCorp) or to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) offering their services for a fee to MSME borrowers planning to avail any of our Bayanihan CARES Program and/or other lending facilities. The Public is also advised that SBCorp does not charge any fees for the facilitation of the loan applications under the Bayanihan Cares Program.

Loan applicants are likewise WARNED that submission of spurious, fake, fictitious or forged documents in support of their loan application under the Bayanihan Cares Program shall result in the automatic disqualification of your pending application and blacklisting to any of our lending facilities. More importantly, you will be prosecuted for the crime of “Estafa” under Article 315 par.2(a) or Article 172 of the Revised Penal Code and other applicable laws.


Should you suspect any of these activities and services being offered to you or if you have personal knowledge and would like to report any of these fraudulent acts, please contact the CARES Hotline at 8651-3333 and 1-800-10-651-3333 (nationwide toll-free), or email

Posted June 4, 2021