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Steps in Filing Complaints Against Scams in the Philippines

Pyramid Scams

Are you a victim of a scam here in the Philippines and are wondering how and where to file actions against your scammer?

Below are some of the steps that you may need to follow in order to recover your losses and bring to justice those who scammed you. These steps apply whether or not you’ve been scammed online or via a personal (face-to-face) transaction.

Determine and identify who your scammer/s are.

Is the scammer an individual, a corporation, a partnership, or an association? This is important so that you may know which government agency to approach.

If the scammer is an individual or a group of individuals or if they introduce themselves as an organization or an association or even a corporation (but it turns out they are unregistered with the DTI or SEC), you can file an action in court (regular courts). You can file either a collection suit or a criminal case for estafa or swindling. Here you may need the assistance of a lawyer but remember you can always ask the court to have the scammer pay for your legal expenses too.

If the scammer is a registered entity with the SEC or the DTI, aside from filing an action in court, you can also opt to file a case either with the DTI or the SEC. If the scammer is a corporation or a partnership, file your case with the SEC. If the scammer is a sole proprietorship or a business, you can file a case with the DTI. Normally, if you file cases with the DTI or SEC, you are asking for two things:

1. Revocation or suspension of the licenses/certifications/permits issued to the scammer;

2. To recover your “investment” or you’re asking for a refund.

If you’d like to ask for additional damages, or if you would like the members or incorporators of the corporation or organization be criminally liable or personally civilly liable, then you must also file a criminal or civil case in court, as the case may be. Again, you can always ask the court to have the scammer pay for your legal expenses because you would not have brought the case in court if you had not been scammed.

There are many scams floating around. They can be online or offline (face to face transactions). I made an article earlier on how to spot one.  Below are types of scams reportable to the SEC:

  1. Pre-need plans or insurance scams
  2. Investment scams
  3. Pyramiding scams

Below are reportable to the DTI:

  1. Raffle draws opened to the public that are not sanctioned by the DTI
  2. Pyramiding scams
  3. Unfair business practices (like not issuing receipts, or selling substandard, damaged items)
  4. Others

Who may file complaints?

The victims or more specifically, the members, the investors, incorporators, customers, consumers, or anyone who were financially disadvantaged because of these scams.

How to file your complaint?

I. Civil Case

For claims less than P100k

If you choose to file a civil action and you only intend to recover your investment (and nothing else) and the amount of which does not exceed P100,000.00, then you can fill out this form and file it with the nearest municipal trial court. So if you paid P2,500.00 (or any amount less than P100k) and you got nothing in return or the promised return of investment was not realized, then you can file a small claims case against the corporation or the person who recruited you.

Do you need to pay for a lawyer for small claims cases?

The answer is no. So do not think that in order to recover your P2,500.00 you will have to spend again. And please do not think that “P2,500.00 lang naman ang nawala sa akin, hayaan ko na lang.” – that’s simply wrong because that P2,500.00 you lost will unjustly enrich the scammer. Just think about all the other persons who invested P2,500.00 in the same scam, that could easily amount to millions and only the scammers are benefiting.

For more on small claims cases you can check this poster, or this law governing small claims cases.

For claims more than P100k

In this instance, you will have to hire the services of a lawyer. The lawyer will then draft a complaint for you. Again, your lawyer can ask the court to have the scammers cover your legal expenses.

UPDATE: Small Claims limit was increased to P200k effective February 2016.

II. Criminal Case

If you opt to file a criminal case, then this only means that not only do you want to have the scammers pay your losses but you also want the scammer to go to jail. The usual case will be estafa or swindling. Here you do not need to spend for a lawyer because you will be assisted by the government through the prosecutor’s office. All you have to do is to approach the nearest prosecutor’s office, preferably the place where you got scammed (if the transaction is online then you can choose to sue where you are located). The prosecutor will ask you to execute a sworn affidavit which will be the basis of the criminal complaint against the scammer. In a criminal case, you can also recover what you have invested – so the scammer will pay and at the same time go to jail.

Note that you can file a criminal case or a civil case simultaneously if you want to, but your best bet is to file a criminal case because anyway, your claim for damages will be hear in the same proceeding.

III. Administrative Complaint

Department of Trade and Industry

There are a lot of complaints which can be filed with the DTI. You can check them all at DTI’s page.

Again, if what you are complaining is a sole proprietorship scamming you, then you can file a complaint with the DTI. As far as scamming is concerned, the following can be complained against with the DTI:

Pyramiding

Deceptive or false advertising

Deceptive or unfair business practices

Selling of substandard products

Unfair packaging of goods

To file your complaint, just fill out this form provided by the DTI. After filling it out, submit it to the following address:

Officer-In-Charge, Consumer Assistance and Protection Division (CAPD)
DTI – National Capital Region
12/F Trafalgar Plaza 105 HV Dela Costa Street
Salcedo Village, Makati City

If you would like to file an email complaint, you can also send an email to: legal.dtincr@gmail.com

Make sure that in the email, the following contents are included:

1. Complete name, address and contact number of complainant (you) and respondent (scammer)

2. Narration of facts

3. Demand

4. Scan and attach proof of transaction and any government issued ID of the complainant

For more details, or in case of updates, always check this DTI page: http://dtincr.ph/complaint_page.php

To find out what are pyramiding scams, check this video from DTI:

Securities and Exchange Commission

Normally, the biggest scammers are corporations. Their modus operandi is usually highly organized and well thought of. In fact, a scamming corporation can operate for years without being exposed as a scam. Our history is abound with corporate scams which have operated for years before they were toppled down and after a lot of investors or members have suffered irreparable losses and damages.

There are a lot of scams facilitated by scamming corporations but let us focus on two of the most notorious corporate scams which are pre-need (or insurance) scams and pyramiding scams (or ponzi scam or investment scams).

For pre-need scams, you can fill out this form provided by the SEC. You will need to have it notarized by a notary public (that will cost you at least P200.00). After that, you will have to submit it to the nearest SEC office. You can check if there’s an office near you here.

For investment scams or pyramiding scams, you can fill out this form. Again, you will need to have it notarized and then submit it to the nearest SEC office.

Concluding Words

Filing a complaint against a scammer is not that hard. It’s just that some victims choose to forget about the fact that they were scammed probably because they’re thinking that their investment, especially if it’s just P2,500.00 or below, is just a small loss. That kind of thinking is wrong because if you think that way as a victim then you’re just facilitating the commission of a crime. You’re just letting the scammers profit from you and they’re the ones who get rich (the few) and you the victim is left unpaid.

Let us not wait for more victims. Once you get to be victimized, warn others, file a complaint, be vigilant, do your part in making sure that these scammer criminals are put to justice.

As part of Filipinolosophy’s public service, we’ve already identified some scams or illegal businesses engaged in pyramiding, to wit:

SWA, which was originally unregistered as a corporation in the Philippines but had introduced itself and operated as such illegally from 2012 until April 2014 when it finally received a certification from the SEC. But it is still a scam because of its pyramid structure of doing business. Read more…

AdsZens PTC which the SEC had already issued an advisory against.

UPWARM, which is like SWA (only less organized). Read more… 

NBO Global, engaged in monoline and other variations of pyramiding. Read more…

Probable scams (subject to further research, but watch out because initial research says they are most likely scams – based also on the advisory by the DTI above):

AEON [not AEON Credit Service (Philippines) Inc.]

PTB or Power Team Builder

PinoyDream or The Filipino Dream

MYX

LEAF

PLANPRO MATRIX

The Gold Inc.

GTC-UPMATRIX

FUOS Marketing

MyFastrack Co.

8 Brotherhood Alliance Marketing

QBULE

The common denominator among pyramid scams is that you earn by recruiting. That is a practice specifically outlawed by Article 53 of the Consumer Act of the Philippines. Why is pyramiding against law? Check this DTI video or read this article: Scam o Legit na Networking?


 

About the author

Howard Chan (The Student)

Howard considers himself as an armchair activist. Though his street rally days are in a slumber he still advocates changes via social media. He is a strong believer that awareness of various social issues is a good starting point in order to break out from the stranglehold of an oppressive system which only benefits the few. He is also a full time student and a part time blogger, part time web designer, part time web manager/designer for various clients. (Note: Howard Chan passed the 2014 Bar Exams and was admitted to the Philippine Bar on April 29, 2015. That being, all posts after April 29, 2015 authored by him are now under the name Howard Chan for the purpose of distinguishing posts he made as a non-lawyer from posts he made after admission to the bar).

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  1. Joe Pitts Yoh

    Bakit walang author ito? Sino ngsulat ng article na ito?

    1. SWA Buster

      another person who doesn’t know how to read 🙂 LOL

  2. Howard Chan

    Uhm, may author box po sa ilallim ng article. The author box is even immediately above ng comment section… if you missed that, ako po ung author ng article na ito..

  3. SWA Buster

    A very informative Blog

    hope you make a research also regarding another SCAM… which is QBULE.

    that will surely be a hit

    especially now a days where people want to earn at the comfort of their home by scamming people…
    este… by working it home and in front of the computer doing shit… este… doing tasks as what they called them.. LOL

    1. Marie shane paasa

      why ju say qbule is scam?

  4. Anonymous

    you are a web designer blogger and a student??? i understand you are not yet in the income world as a student. someday pag graduate ka na.. you will understand why people in that industry don't care about your alleged scam list as long as people earn more than employment, so they can to send their children like you maybe go to a better school. How come names like UNO Royale and 2,000 more companies are not in the list if you follow the DTI guidelines. Why don't you mention PLDT before "kumita ako sa kabet" refer a friend and get paid. This DTI and SEC guidelines has been created decades ago.
    Maybe you have to learn the word "SCAMMERS" or "SCAM" it doesn't mean pyramiding or ponzy, SCAM means not PAYING. And with respect, I believe this companies you say are not scammers they all pay commissions.
    So I could not agree with this blog, you are using a wrong term "SCAM?"

    I hope you are not trying to destroy the NETWORKING INDUSTRY in which 900,000 filipinos local and abroad are making this a source of income to feed their families. And not to mention 80% of the industry are composed of Students like you to pay for their own tuition fees and the tuition fees of their Siblings.

    With respect to your nice website, Just be cautious of what you post. People have their own choice.

    1. Howard Chan (The Student)

      Not sure if you have read all the related articles but I don’t think you understood the context upon which I made all the conclusions. Ang ginamit ko ay mga legal na definition ng scam. Batas mismo ang nagbigay ng guidelines at para malaman qng scam ba ang isang business o hindi. Hindi ko sinabing lahat ng networking ay illegal. Malinaw sa article kong ito: http://howard.uberdigests.info/2013/10/31/scam-o-legit-na-networking/ na meron ding mga legit na networking. And FYI, highschool pa lang aq working student na aq so I know how hard it is to earn money…

  5. Anonymous

    Yes I read the related articles kaya ako napacomment as a little advice Your letter to sec could have been read but with no probable cause.

    And threat magnet yung articles on a certain company.

    First, ang pwedeng mag magcomplain ay ang mga naloko or nagbayad tapos walang natanggap na produkto gaya ng website digital product or product or service.
    You must be scammed first before you can file a complaint, the sec will count the number of complains before to act on it, if found illegal?

    Pinilit mo ang word recruit o sa recruitment kumikita ang membro kahit walang nakalagay na earn from recruitment or commission from recruitment.

    Second, Did you loose anything like Money? Payment? Did you join?
    I am not a swa member but my friends from camp crame are inviting me thru facebook to see their business. And I know they will not join if the company is a scam. No one mess with these guys. But I am in a better NEW YORK company kaya di nila ako naconvince kaya di ako bumili ng SWA account. Although I'm interested sa MUSIC products nila kaysa mag download ako ng illegal.

    Ang pwede ko lang i-recommend as complain sa SWA is SPAMMING on Facebook. This is unexcuseable strategy. Walang respeto sa may ari ng account. Hindi man lang inisip ng nag turo sa kanila mag spam na may sariling companya ang mga pinag popost nila. Mismo sa group ng ibang companya nila pinopost.

    If you want to review them properly. Don't look at the cover, buy the book and open it. Read the context word by word. From the Front Cover to the Back Cover. Then you post.

    We cannot control online business and website. Kung hindi registro sa SEC wala tayong magagawa nasa Internet eh. Kung hindi naka register sa SEC then don't use it. Like Facebook, wala namang facebook office sa pinas.

    Finally, don't list probable companies if you have not join this companies don't waste time reviewing them. This companies or members might do something to you specially when they are Legally Legitimate. You are inviting more Threat… coz you are alledgedly threathen them already.

    Remember people in this industry have money richer than any employee. only those who are lazy don't earn and complains. Some buy the products offered by friends because they cannot say ayoko bumili, but don't complain coz they were not scammed.

    If someone scammed you (this happened before) try to know what scammed you The company or The person whom you talked with or was it stupidity?

    The ignorance to the INDUSTRY called Network Marketing…

    IF YOU SAY ANYTHING ABOUT SOMETHING YOU DON'T TOTALLY KNOW you will end up LOOKING STUPID.

    There are a lot of Books at National Book Store about it. Or thousands online try to read

    The Industry is Innovating every second more and more companies will be in net.. People who hire Web designers like you. About the Guidelines you called BATAS were issues during the time of FOREVER LIVING.

    By the way, First Quadrant is still operating for more than 10 years named (VITA PLUS first quadrant)

  6. Kamal

    I found your information very useful; however I have different problem with a government entity (Mindanao State University) at Marawi city. I was enrolled in its online program, paid the full fees since 2003, completed all the academic requirements, and was announced graduated by the university. Since then they were reluctant to offer me the degree nor responding to my e-mails.

    Please advise what shall I do to either get the degree or reimburse my money.

    Thank you and best regards,

    Kama A Sulaiman

  7. Poging Angel

    DAMING MGA NAGSUSULPUTANG MGA PUTANG INANG SCAMMER

    MAY QBULE, PRIMEFLOW, NBO, SWA, AT HPI.

    CGE SCAM PA!

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA

    PATULOY PA KAYO SA PANLOLOKO NG MGA KAPWA NYO!

  8. Prince Rezeile Gonzalvo

    Kuya, i was scammed this afternoon by a certain Gela Carmina Devanadura Escano. I paid 4.5k thru smart pera padala for an iphone 5. After pating the said money, she never responded again. What can i do about it? I really want to make legl actions about it. I also want to know if its her real name or just using someones name. Thanks in advance.

  9. Hazel Arjona

    Air Author, tulungan nyo naman po ako, nacam po kamo kahapon ng mga kaibigan ko at nakuhaan kami ng nhg 9k. Di ko po alam ang gagawinn ko Sir, ako po ang ginigipit ng ng mga kaibigan ko s pera gusto ko po sana magfile ng case at sana mabaqi yung pera kung hindi man po makulong yung may Gawa sa LBC.po ko nagpadala and nagaask po ko if can day realease help loke cctv footage and info din po nung nagclaim unless may order daw po ng court. Help mw naman pp pls. I tried to communicate po sa fb pero wala.pong messgE box. Sana po matulungan nyo ko. Eto po ang email ko bazel.park04@ymail.com yan din po yung nasa FB ko salamat po talaga ng marami

  10. Victim of Online Scammer

    Hazel Ann Chiangco Sayama or Hazel Ann Sayama Chiangco or Hazel Ann Chiangco
    *This person is a online scammer.
    Address used: Blk. 11, Lot 8 Curie St., Brgy. Ferdinand Marcos, Ilocos Norte
    Her LBC card #: 1207903186
    Her Birthday: 4/7/1994
    Her CP #: 09361372817
    Her online names: Hacsg / Lanerge / & not sure sa 2 pang name na parang xa dn, d ko nlng post
    Tumingin ako ng shoes “JORDAN” online tru AYOSDITO tapos nakipag transact ako sa taong to “tomboy ata” tapos nung ngkasundo na kami na tru LBC ang shipping, nung naipadala ko na ung pera sa LBC senend ko tracking no. sa kanya then after 30mins ng tex si LBC na nakuha na nung pinadalko ko ung pera, tapos nung tinitext ko na si HAZEL ANN CHIANGCO kung na ship nya narin ung items wala na ko na receive na reply ni isa kahit anong msg ko. Tapos nung trinack ko yung tracking number kung saan na claim ung pera e sa Marikina lng pala tapos sabi nung taga LBC my isa pa dw na customer sila na ganun din sa marikina dn na claim ung pera, then ng search ulit ako online my nakita ko na post ng isa nya ding naloko, kinontact ko ngkausap kami meron pa dw isa rin na victim pa so apat “4” na kami. Kami lng kaya o marami pa? Sana wala ng iba pang mabiktima pa itong scammer na to.
    With SAME NAME of scammer
    Here’s the LINK of my order: http://www.ayosdito.ph/Jordan+super+fly+slamdunk+9+5-9901312-1.htm
    &
    Here’s the LINK of order of other 3 victims:
    http://www.ayosdito.ph/Jordan+11+bred+size+9-9597030.htm
    http://www.ayosdito.ph/Jordan+Bag-9892647-1.htm
    http://www.ayosdito.ph/Jordan+x+slam+dunk+aj+6+vi+red+sz+9+5-9778493-1.htm

    1. Victim of Online Scammer

      Beware of this SCAMMER “HAZEL ANN SAYAMA CHIANGCO” on online selling sites “AyosDito.ph”
      Note: B4 na i-post ko pa ung LINK ng product nya na nakapost sa AyosDito, pero ngayon d ko na mahanap post nya, mukhang dinilete nya na. nakatunog ang MANGGAGANCHONG si HAZEL ANN SAYAMA CHIANGCO. But guys ingat lng baka ibang name & # na ang gamit nya ngayon.

      SCAMMER NAME: HAZEL ANN SAYAMA CHIANGCO
      BIRTHDAY: 4/7/1994
      LBC CARD #: 1207903186
      POSTAL ID #: 3940568 Expiration: 12/17/2016; Postal Add. used: Quezon City (I think Proj.3)
      ADDRESS USED (to send her money tru LBC): Blk. 11, Lot 8, Curie St., Brgy. Ferdinand Marcos, Ilocos Nort (but she claimed the money within Marikina City)
      CP #: 09361372817
      ONLINE NAMEs: Hacsg / Lanerge / & not sure sa 2 pang name na parang xa din, d ko nlng post .

      BEWARE! BEWARE! BEWARE! “Don’t let this happen to you”.
      Beware of scams – Scammers continue to target everyone, regardless of age, gender, education or income level. Scams can cost people a lot of money and cause a great deal of distress.

  11. CLAIREMOCH

    ANA CLAIRE DELA PENA SCAMMER! BEWARE!
    BDOsmartmoney 5299675360763112
    Ingat na lang, after sending money for signature bag na binebenta nya, magbibigay pa kunyari ng tracking number from DHL. Pero walang dadating sago at hindi na rin makokontak.
    Facebook account: ANA CLAIRE DELA PENA (Chinita)

    1. Zipporah

      hala buti i saw this! im about to buy pa naman the LV bag from her kaya pala sobrang mura.. Ung Fb niya parang di talaga active at nakaprivate Thank God! Thanks too Sis

  12. Victim by PLDT fail Service

    Paano mag file ng case sa DTI againts sa PLDT. 1 month silang walang service and pinangakuan nila ako na lilipat nila yung nov16 payment ko sa dec16 nung oct31 inimail nila sakin yun then pagkatapos maayus ng contractual na pumuna dito nung nov3 yung landline and internet namin aba ang galing ng urgent email sila na kailangan kung mag bayad ng nov16 para sa isang buwan na landline and internet na kakagamit ko lang nung nov3 diba? at nung pagdating ng dec16 naging times 2 na yung bayarin ko. nang gusto kung ipaputol yung service na bulok na meron sila ayaw nila?!! ang kakapal ng mga mukha pag ang mga consumer ang naagrabiyado hindi puwedeng umangal? pero pag sila ang bibilis mag attorney letter! Paano po ito sana matulungan niyo ako .

  13. Jason Mcgyver

    sayang ngayon ko lang nabasa ung article mo, na scammed ako ng BZ5H or Bizness 500, ngayon ang pang front nila ay Ads Hub dyan sa may Roscar Bldg. pagbaba mismo ng MRT Boni station. mga manloloko sila, makarma sana sila. sana sir ma i post mo itong info ko para ma warningan ang iba. tnx.

  14. Kath

    Hello! I would like to ask anong case ang ififile ko if minor ang scammer? (Or member ng isang sindicato) I got scammed just yesterday I was able to trace the scammer thru FB. And talk to his gf’s cousin confirmed na siya and same number, I have all the photos, FB account, address, cp number. The gf and the cousin called the mom (na nasa london) na ireturn ang pera but hnd siya na naniniwala na scammer anak niya since 16 lang. I am filing a complaint because this has to stop. Modus niya ginagamit niya ang photo ng isang babae na kapangalan niya bale online fraud. Bale iba identity niya after na masend ang money dissapear agad he waa able to gwt 8k from me. I am asking anong complaint ang ififile dito? Thanks!

  15. Raymund Jolloso

    Marami paring kukalat na scammer sa olx.com online.. isa na si Mhar niño bulayan. after nila matangap ang pera nwala na ang mga pinagusapan.

  16. Rex Michael Fernandez Velasquez

    Gusyo ko lang po ishare ang manlolokong company na ECOMODA MARKETING COMPANY because ang dami nilang applicants na niloloko , its is located at bagong barip caloocan , pinapangakuan nila ng trabaho ang applicant at sasabohin before ka magimg applicant nila kailangan mo muna mag tinda ng product na ang laki ng patong nila , oven toaster na worth 1k sa malls ibebenta nila sa applicant ng 3700 imagine, tapos after nun sasabihin halos sa lahat na hindi punasa sa training , nakaka bahala lang dahil ang dami nilang niloloko na pilipino ,sana bigyan niyo sila ng aksyon , thanks po

  17. victimofonlinescam

    Please beware of DIVINA GRACIA D.G BALAGOT and her mother AGNES BALAGOT! Mga online sellers po sila sa instagram (@uniqshoppe) mga nagpapagap na legit seller pero manloloko, pera lang ang habol! Im not the only one! Gusto ko po silang ireport kaso i dont know where. Please help me po, dumadami na po kaming victims niya . Please help po. Thanks

    1. Buyer Din

      Mam ano pong na scam sa inyo.?

  18. mark sharwin

    scammer po eto Mart b. enciso with kenneth paulmitan and elvis enciso gusto ko pong makuha ung pera ko pero mas maganda pag makulong tong mga taong to para magdala

  19. Seaman Lolo Ko

    Same thing happened to me olx.com… Jessica Galvez, after i payed thru gcash,her promised email to me? Walang dumating.

  20. carl

    please help me. nanakaw po email address ko ng isang manloloko or scammer..please i need some advice pra po mabawi ko ulit un, lahat n ng mga securities ko dun nachange nya n..ano po kya pwd ko gawin pra maibalik po sakin un:( pwd po b ko mg demanda s taong un? 09064868132 leave ko po contact number ko pra po s mga tutulong.. maraming salamat po..

  21. Michael E. Dolan

    Scammer Christy Reyes From The Philippines. Address: east poblacion palauig zambales, Philippines. 2210 Numbers: 639307865409 & 639434940491 9 month relationship then cut off taken from me some est. 1’500 u.s.dollars on to the next guy i guess. its these dating sites & face book you got to watch out for. and some mental issues. relating to the past. i felt sorry for her at first. i guess that makes me a fool. one born every day. I’ve never been taken in such a way before. both numbers are mobile. claims to run a small store but ask for money for varies reasons.i had always hoped to marry and with a ring for both of us and a computer for her. i thought it was so real. but she persisted on always accusing me of things even after i had taken off all my female face book friends and varies skype and other places. even my own elderly persons i live with. alias vary she uses. watch out. don’t be taken. gives a bad name for Philippino weman. when one apple performs such personal other apps. she uses: whatsapp chat, viber, yahoo mail. messenger. mike dolan +1-302-448-0051

  22. Michaels Dolans

    Scammer Christy Reyes From The Philippines. Address: east poblacion palauig zambales, Philippines. 2210 Numbers: 639307865409 & 639434940491 9 month relationship then cut off taken from me some est. 1'500 u.s.dollars on to the next guy i guess. its these dating sites & face book you got to watch out for. and some mental issues. relating to the past. i felt sorry for her at first. i guess that makes me a fool. one born every day. I've never been taken in such a way before. both numbers are mobile. claims to run a small store but ask for money for varies reasons.i had always hoped to marry and with a ring for both of us and a computer for her. i thought it was so real. but she persisted on always accusing me of things even after i had taken off all my female face book friends and varies skype and other places. even my own elderly persons i live with. alias vary she uses. watch out. don't be taken. gives a bad name for Philippino weman. when one apple performs such personal other apps. she uses: whatsapp chat, viber, yahoo mail. messenger. mike dolan +1-302-448-0051

  23. Muamar Gust

    Naloko po ako ng kahapon lang! May proof po ako na nagpadala ako thru lbc. Kay Angelo Marquez di ako sure kung yan ung real name nya basta yan po ung binigay na name ng pag papadalhan ng pera. 15k po pinadala ko after nya nakuha ang pera di na nagtext. Pinag hirapan ko po un tapos ganun lang gagawin?? Sa olx.ph ko din nakita ung post nya.

    1. Jhe

      Salamat sa warning na to sir. Muntik na ako maloko.

  24. Michaels Dolans

    this girl keeps scamming: Playing games with peoples kindness to get more money. example: Scammer Christy Reyes From The Philippines. Address: east poblacion palauig zambales, Philippines. 2210 Numbers: 639307865409 & 639434940491 9 month relationship then cut off taken from me some est. 1'500 u.s.dollars on to the next guy i guess. its these dating sites & face book you got to watch out for. and some mental issues. relating to the past. i felt sorry for her at first. i guess that makes me a fool. one born every day. I've never been taken in such a way before. both numbers are mobile. claims to run a small store but ask for money for varies reasons.i had always hoped to marry and with a ring for both of us and a computer for her. i thought it was so real. but she persisted on always accusing me of things even after i had taken off all my female face book friends and varies skype and other places. even my own elderly persons i live with. alias vary she uses. watch out. don't be taken. gives a bad name for Philippino weman. when one apple performs such personal other apps. she uses: whatsapp chat, viber, yahoo mail. messenger. mike dolan +1-302-448-0051

  25. mbc

    Hi, just want to know if it is possible to request sa SEC ang Articles of Incorporation ng isang Stock Corporation company? kasi we recently join a stock corporation optional naman ang recruit and selling, meaning, if you will recruit, they will give you rebate lang, un selling naman, bibilhin mo un product, parang mga avon, and stuff.. tas saka mo bebenta… i hope you can help me

  26. babylyn

    Nagpdala po ako ngayon ng pera sa smart padala no. Halagang 1500 po para sa pinagusapan namin item sa isang seller online shop.. Pagtapos niya makuha pera hindi na siya nagreply pa, at hindi niya din pinadala yung napag usapamg item na bibilhin ko sana.. Nalaman ko po ang pngalan niya at kung sino siya ano po process ang dapat ko gawin para mapakulong siya? O pwede ko po ba siya kasuhan?

  27. buyer

    Reported the fraud to olx.ph admin and I was advised me to report it to the PNP Cyber Crime division:

    Robert A Reyes
    Police Senior Inspector
    Anti-Cybercrime Group
    Philippine National Police
    Camp Crame, Quezon City
    Telephone Number: (02) 723-0401 local 5313
    Office Telefax: +632 4142199
    E-mail : investigation.acotd.acg@gmail.com

    I paid 6.5k as deposit for an Iphone 5s. No reply after 3 days. Scammer: Jansel Roy Hernandez (suspended account) Mobile: 09205385299 Smart padala: 5577519351446100 Seller is in Batangas for a business trip so he suggested shipping the item through LBC instead of meeting up. Reason for selling: funds for car loan

    1. Dothackjhe

      How’s the report coming?

  28. Buyer Din

    Hi po. Sad to say na scam po ako today. Grabeng sama man nang loob ko. Pero nangyari napo e. Sobrang Katangahan lang talaga. Sinabhan nako na baka ma scam ako. Hindi po ako nakinig. Sa balak kopong kumita. ayun kung ano ano na napasok ko. Online Selling of Korean Made phone. Payment First policy. Mode of Payment Smart padala. Padala num: 5577519312419105 Scammer name: Shane M. Santos(i’m sure not her real name) Cellphone no.: 09199201812(not working already) Grabe. tiwalang tiwala pako sa knya. trying to wait sa item na e deliver tru LBC. i asked for the tracking no. She provided a control no.: 001278156894. But couldn’t find it. Losing hope napo. It’s 9,000.00 buti nga 6k lang nabasa kong pinaka mahal. Sana maibalik lang sakin ang pera o di kaya ang item e dumating lang. Walang problema.

  29. ann

    Iba nman case ko, gumamit ng kilalang name or di ko alam kung cya tlga Hello sir, I am roxan mercado but please I hope you wont publish, yesterday I was looking for a cheaper iphone 5s online at olx then I found this account of Henry U. Lu, so we made this agreement of shipping the product since he is out of town, at first I was hesitant to transact with him but he gave me this assurance that he is not a scammer in fact he is a doctor in asian hospital and medical center in alabang and his address is blk 2 lot 15 hillsborough alabang village, I asked him that he is might just using his name and he even told me to call asian hospital and medical center for verification, I did and I was told that there is dr henry u. Lu working there and he is a neurologist, I hope you can help me catch this person and if he is not dr. Lu how come he got the money . his name, ive sent 14k and he didnt sent me the unit weve agreed on un kc na claim yung pera e tru lbc din, ang ngyari nakipag transact ako para sa iphone 5s na unit, di nman ka murahan unit sakto lang tapos sabi ko meet ups sabi nya kesyo out of town daw patay daw kc sister nya, sabi nya he can send the unit nlang daw binigay nya address nya blk 2 lot 15 hillsborough village alabang bongga db tapos ng work cya as a doctor daw sa asian hospital and medical center sinabi nya kung saan clinic nya so verify ko ng match nman saka soft spoken cya na mejo conyo, halata may pinag aralan, so ano palagay nyo? Cya nga kaya tlga un kc ngtext sa akin lbc na na claim na daw pinadala ko by henry u. Lu, db 2 valid id kelangan ipresent bago mka claim at kung sino man may contact k dr henry lu sana maka reach sa knya kasi may gumagamit ng name nya sa masamang paraan

  30. sory nlng aq

    hi po.i was one of the victim since esterday p by the online shopping olx.the selle name was fhemmy lozada dw sya.i dnt know if that was her true neym.shes from sm cebu dw po.i loss 2k dhil s panloloko nya.sna mbgyan ng hustisya ang mga tulad nmin n victim ng scam n yan.nd olx pls do something nmn about it.protect ur buyers.and check all the details of ur members if they really they are.hope my mk2long po smin

  31. sory nlng aq

    olx do something about it.kwawa nmn kming mga subscriber nyo.i chek nyo mna mbte ung details nung member nyo f cla tlg un

  32. Edmund Lopez

    May nakita ako sa OLX na altis toyota 2009 model,price nya 150k.well nag ask ako Kung talagang benta nya,he said oo at nasa Alcala Cagayan ang unit,at sabi nila pwede ipad alba unit sa Batangas for inspection bago magbayaran Kung ok sa Amin ang unit. Certain name Jaeme Gutiherrez at BAYONA Villanueva. Ang gusto mag deposit muna kami sa money gram? Eh sila nag oper na walang shipping charges. Kaya ang ginawa ko hindi ko itinuloy ang pag bili sa kanya kc nakahalata na ako. Paalala LNG mga bossing,lumaban Kayo ng parehas sa Tao.malay nyo sa inyo bumalik yan,wag ganon mga bossing,di natutulog ang dios ,.sana mabasa ng iba ito,at sa OLX sana magkaroon kayo ng pag aaral sa mga binibenta kayo ang masisira dito,negosyo nyo yan.

  33. Swith Garcia

    Atty howard… how about saga scam na real estate developer?.meron po akong case against sa malaking developer at madami na.po ang biktima.nito…. nakaka alarma na po ang pagdami ng biktima pero Rila bingi at bulag ang ahensha ng gobyerno sa lahat ng aming hinaing…. pls.pls pls… heto po ang email add ko… tamis_0214@yahoo.com. … sana po ay ma basa nyo ang comment na toh… at idedetalye ko po.ang panloloko ng DEVELOPER SA AMING LAHAT NG BIKTIMA…. salamat po attorney.

  34. Swith Garcia

    Atty howard. I am very impressed sa story po ninyo… at naicip ko po na may puso kayo sa mga taong from scratch ay nag haha nga ng magandang buhay at nagpplano ng maayos pra u ma sense. … ISA PO AKONG OFW DITO SA KUWAIT FOR 10 YEARS…. nag invest ako sa isang real estate developer na niloko lang po ako…. at ng Daan Daan ang biktima nito… halos Iisa lng po ang pattern ng panloloko nila samin… madami na kme nilapitan ahensha ng gobyerno pero parang nababsura lng ang aming mga hinaing… Atty howard… pls pls.pls sana po ay mapansin nio ang post ko na toh. … heto po ang email at idedetalye ko po ang panloloko nito. … wala lang po magawa ang karamihan ng biktima dahil KADALASAN ay mga ofws…. mapanlinalng ang posters advertisements.ng developer… pero lahat ay pawang kasinungalingan… matagal na.po namin kayo gusto macontact atty. Pra . humingi ng tulong… Alam ko po na lubos nyo kme mauunawan dahil alam po ninyo ang hirap pra kumita ng pera… pls pls pls

    tamis_0214@yahoo.com

  35. emms

    nagpost po cya ng nokia asha 210 color yellow last 2 weeks ago.. nag inquire ako about her post sa oxl; nagkasundo kami sa presyo at nag request cya na idepost ko na lang ang payment sa bdo acct nya kasi nd cya pwede magtravel buntis daw cya; then ippadala un item thru dhl or air21 same day delivery. nang ndeposit ko na sa acct nya sbi napadala na daw un item but until now wala pa.

    ito ang ibinigay nya na info:
    Carolyn DeLeon Mendoza
    807a Matimyasan St., Phase 2 Southwoods Sudb., Las Piñas City
    CP 09299625935
    BDO Smart Money Acct No. 5299675964213100

    She already deleted the ads pero currently meron pa cya isang post which is Globe Tattoo 4G Pocket Wifi

    Kung tutuo man cyang buntis, kaawa awa nmn ang anak nya dahil hindi pa man ang pinakakain na sa kanya ng walang kwentang ina nya ay galing sa panloloko. Sana nga lang un mga ganitong uri ng gawain na paloloko sa kapwa ay magkaron ng mabilis na karma. naniniwala ako na isang araw aaihin din nya lahat ng kasamaan nya, kaawa awa lang ang madadamay na pamilya nya.

    http://olx.ph/item/globe-tattoo-4g-pocket-wifi-smart-and-sun-ready-ID6RINT.html?p=200#a1b3e3db5b

  36. Jessica Topinio Cabrera

    Atty Howard, pa advice po sana kami, tungkol po sa online paluwagan. Ngaun po di na nagrereply sa mga inquiries namin ung founder at ung mga nainvite ko po dun, ako po ang sinisingil nila at iniipit dahil NO REFUND policy daw ang paluwagan. its either daw na iworkout namin ang table para makasahod or ibenta ang account namin sa iba. Gusto po naming irefund ung mga ipinasok po namin dun. 220K po lahat un pati mga invites ko po. ano po ang dapat naming gawin atty?

  37. jessica

    Atty Howard, pa advice po sana kami, tungkol po sa online paluwagan. Ngaun po di na nagrereply sa mga inquiries namin ung founder at ung mga nainvite ko po dun, ako po ang sinisingil nila at iniipit dahil NO REFUND policy daw ang paluwagan. its either daw na iworkout namin ang table para makasahod or ibenta ang account namin sa iba. Gusto po naming irefund ung mga ipinasok po namin dun. 220K po lahat un pati mga invites ko po. ano po ang dapat naming gawin atty?

  38. Ai Rish

    Same here po. Ganyan din skin. How to refund. No refund policy daw sila. Hope na matugunan ito. 🙁

  39. Jessica Topinio Cabrera

    Ai Rish saang online paluwagan ka nag join? at sino ang founder ng sinalihan mo?

  40. Anonymous

    B – E – W – A – R – E!

    Name: Rachel Joy Layante Linao
    a.k.a. Arjhay Cuevaz / Sophia Audrey Fajardo / Jhoy Layante Linao

    Ang babaeng ito ay gumagawa ng fake facebook accounts ng mga kakilala nya at nagpapangap para makapanghingi ng PERA, LOAD at mang-SCAM.

    Marami na siyang nabiktima sa Batangas sa pagpapanggap niya. Huwag po tayo magtiwala basta-basta lalo na kung tungkol sa pera.

  41. Michael Angelo Planes

    Less than a year ago my wife was victimized by an online distributor via-fb that ran off with over P500K of payments for merchandise she advertised to sell though never delivered. Upon months of searching for the distributor without any such luck, legal threats was taken against my wife by NBI which she was being charged and found guilty in having to be liable to pay back entire amount in full or she would face jail time. Intimidated by the threats by customer and NBI we were able to get a private loan in making a payment of P400K leaving a balance of P100K. Unsuccessful so far in locating this distributor I can't help but think that the customer and the distributor may be in this together in scamming my wife. Can someone refer us a Criminal Attorney that specializes in such cases to assist us. Can someone please help us. We are now in debt P400K from the private loan we borrowed and we do not have this kind of money to pay this back. My personal email address is: bdaddyplanes@yahoo.com

  42. Michael Angelo Planes

    Can someone please refer us a Criminal Attorney or someone to consult with that specializes in such cases as mentioned below to assist us. You may see further details on what occured as well as pictures of the distributor we were scammed by in one of my recent post on my facebook wall.. My personal email address is as follows: bdaddyplanes@yahoo.com

  43. Ellen

    I would like to file a Complaint against 7 cells Networking.They collect 2k from people and they never give their supposed promised Amount when the table exits. They gave people their pay outs at first but when the company grew bigger, they stopped.

    There are still a lot of people giving them 2k but according to one of their Administration,they have no funds available for pay out.

    OWNER: MARK JADE ITABLE – ANTPOLO PHILLIPINES

    NAME OF CORPORATION: 7 CELLS
    ADDRESS OF OFFICE: UNIT 304 FBM BUILDING , ML QUEZON STREET, ANTIPOLO CITY

    Please give action to this scammers.

    Thank you.

  44. Dothackjhe

    What is the best if I were to file a complaint against an online scammer who managed to take my money without giving something in return? It’s actually a scam with OLX as the platform.

    I have all the proof I needed to point out the scammer, even admitted to it himself. This has been the case since January early this year. My filing of complaint only got delayed up to the present after the accused promised to return the money taken amounting to 4,000 pesos but did not happen.

  45. Jhe Query

    What's the best option of filing a complaint against someone who conducted a fraudulent transaction online and managed to get the money paid to him but did not give back something in return with OLX as the platform?

  46. Jennifer Moises

    I have the same case as you. I would like to know how to file complaint on someone I made transaction with OLX in which I paid first but did not delivered the item to me.

    1. Jermaine D. Delos Santos

      @Jennifer Moises Have you tried filing a complaint at the local NBI Office at your place?

  47. Jennifer Moises

    same thing happened to me as well. I paid thru g-cash but the item was not delivered. But Mary Soriano Garcia is the name.

    1. Alexei

      hi jennifer. i’m not sure if we are talking about the same scammer. not sure if this thread is still active as well. i paid something to a Mary Jane Garcia thru GCash this morning but did not received anything back, not even a tracking number. i will file a complaint either with PNP or NBI. if you contact me thru killaheyds@yahoo.com, maybe you would like to file a complaint as well. thanks!

  48. Crisanta

    OLX USERNAME AS GRACE. FACEBOOK NAME, EMMYLOU LOPEZ.
    Sent the money thru SMART MONEY PADALA. 5200 was taken form me. She sent me the receipt which is totally like the original receipt. OMG

  49. edward

    Hello,all networks are guilty of alleged scams.The latest tnt is to make a call and be told to press 5.getting on in years i,without taking it in pressed 5 and received a message that subscribed to this scam.I tried to cancel following the instructions and did no more until i received a message saying tnt allegedly stole 15 pesos.so again i tried to cancel only to be told wrong key word so again and again but to no avail and charged 1 peso each failed attempt.i have reported to legal.dtincr@gmail.com

  50. Rolan Papa

    Hi sir Howard, would just like to know if its more appropriate to file a complaint where the scammer resides or is it okay to just file it to where I am nearest even if the scammer doesn't really live near there. Is the complaint will still proceed? Can they issue a request/order to the scammer that his/her presence is required and if failure to commit he/she will be found as guilty and will have to refund the victim's money within a set period of time?

  51. Chris Ong

    Got scammed today at OLX by an online scammer named Alexandra dela Rosa. She posted an ad at OLX selling an Iphone 5 for 3,500. I was skeptical at first,but she assured me by giving her address, the IMEI of the phone and promised she’s just in need of money. She even had the nerve to add me in Viber! Not only should there a law to safeguard people from online scams,but sites like OLX are making things worse by removing seller ratings. They should do their part in safeguarding consumers and not protecting the scammers. Even money channels like Smart Money or Globe G Cash should have a killswitch to safeguard people from these scams

  52. edward

    hello,i reported tnt to dti.at first it seemed a waste of time.ITS NOT ABOUT 15 PESOS.ITS THE PRINCIPAL.Eventually i won my case.A lesson for all.ITS NOT THE SMALL AMOUNT BUT THE PRINCIPAL.How many were/are in the same situation 100,000? that 1.5 million in total.Thank you all

  53. John Fritz

    How about when ISP's are throttling the speeds they offer. I'm not talking about the "fair usage" clause in contracts. First of all throttling is very common, but other countries ISP's offer the faster rates to begin with. So with faster speeds and data usage, naturally they would throttle the speeds. But here in the Philippines, they offer the lowest speeds and if you want faster more reliable internet, they "force" you to pay more. I think "fair usage" would be "They have the capability to increase the bandwidth, or whatever when the networks get congested. Obviously because they can offer faster speeds(but again, you must pay) So in fairness, they should increase their bandwidth when the network is congested in order to give customers what they pay for. Not decrease the speeds and when a customer complains, this forces them to have to make a choice, deal with it or "BUY the more expensive plans"… This IS "Deceptive or unfair business practices" It's like holding Internet speeds hostage… Right? Am I missing something, please enlighten me… anyone…

  54. Alma Oliva Talan

    Isa po ako sa biktima ng scam sa pilipinas ako po ay isang ofw sa kuwait august po ng isend ko ang pera sa taong nagrecruit sa akin ng 5k pero umaasa po ako na tutubo daw ang pera ko ayun sa paliwanag nila sa akin ngaun po gusto ko mabawi at mag file ng kaso sa kanila pero may isa pa po akong concern nagpost po ako ng photo ng mag asawa na nag iinivite sa facebook para mag invest kaya lang naisama ko sa photo nayun ang anak nila may isinulat po ako na hindi kasali ang bata sa nag scam kaya ang sabi po nila sa akin child abuse daw po yun maari po ba akong kasuhan nila panu na po yunh kaso na ipa file ko sa kanila ng scam cla po yung mga involve sa goldxtrem sa pilipinas.

    1. edward

      i cant read ilonggo/tagalog

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  56. Michael

    Be Advised Varies Scammers and Black Mailers online Know To me as Allias erickabelo23@yahoo mobile 639993235626 Name, MARX BEN, BELO Address> 5275A-san crispin st valley 5 san antonio paranaque city Philippines not far from city hall and trying blackmail attempt place personal info & pic.’s videos in an attemp to get cash. sending em to place of work. places of internet : yahoo, skype, facebook. in the event that such material be use in that manner is Illegal and a attempt to notify the proper philippino authorities. last know area., working out of area of manila on Cams.com as “MARRYMEHONTS” ID.

  57. Kimora Takamura

    Hindi ko po alam kong paanu ako magsisimula…I was scammed by a friend..Ganito po ang nangyari: Name ng Scammer is Ronnel Arado Laurino AKA "Onen" kilala ko po siya simula pa nung 4th year kami at boyfriend po si Ronnel ng kaklase na kaibigan ko noong 4th year kami..Ngayon may sarili na pong pamilya si Ronnel pero hiwalay po sa ka leav-in niya at ako naman po ay may asawa na sa ibang bansa na po ako nakatira, Matagal po kaming magkakaibigan na walang komunikasyon.Noong nagkafacebook po nahanap po ni Ronnel ang facebook account ko at we reunite our friendship…Makalipas ang ilang buwan estimated months around 6 inaluk po ako ni Ronnel na mag-invest daw kami ng sanlang tirang bahay, sabi ko naman po na hindi ako pwede mag-invest sa pilipinas dahil malayo ako hindi ko maasikaso at ayaw kong abalahin mga pamilya ko dahil may kanya-kanya na rin silang trabaho at pamilya wala silang panahon mag-asikaso sa sanlang-tirang bahay na investment ko..Nangako si Ronnel na kapag kinuha ko daw yong sanlang-tira na bahay hindi magagalaw ang pera na ipapadala ko sa kanya at pwede pa daw paupahan ung bahay na kukunin namin para lumago yong pera na ipapadala ko sa kanya at ipapadala niya daw sa akin yong upa ng bahay, Ako naman naniwala kay Ronnel sa kadahilanang kilala ko siya at inakala kong totoo siyang kaibigan nagtiwala ako sa kanya.Ngayon kailangan daw po ni Vicky (may-ari ng bahay na sinanlaang-tira) ng pera at kailangan ko daw magdesisyon agad at magpadala agad ako ng pera ipangbayad sa sanalang-tira na sa halagang 150K pesos at ipapakilala daw ako ni Ronnel kay Vicky na mag-asawa kami ipapadala niya na lang daw sa akin ang litrato ng kasulatan sa bahay na ang kontrata ay 1yr. for 150k pesos sa September kukunin pero maaga daw tutubusin sa katapusan ng January daw tutubusin ni Vicky ang bahay Nakapagpadla na ako ng pera at nagmessage sa akin si Ronnel sa Facebook message na nakuha niya na daw yong bahay at nagpirmahan na silani Vicky..At sa saka na lang muna daw ipapadala sa akin ni Ronnel yong kasulatan kasi marami pa daw siyang aasikasuhin,pumayag naman ako…hindi ko inisip na yong hindi niya pagppdala ng kasulatan sa akin ay simula na pala ng panloloko sa akin dahil nga kakilala ko siya at kaibigan ng kaibigan ko so may tiwala ako kay Ronnel…Pero hanggang ngayon hindi pa naipapadala ni Ronnel yong kasulatan sa sanlang-tira na bahay malapit ng tubusin sa katapusan na ng January..Anu po ba ang dapat kong gawin??? Parang awa niyo na po kayuhan niyo po ako iniimvest ko po yong pera na pagpapasimula ko ng konting negosyo sa magulang ko at pambayad sa dalawa kong pinag-aaral na kolehiyo sa Pilipinas..

  58. jhane

    Hindi ko po alam kong paanu ako magsisimula…I was scammed by a friend..Ganito po ang nangyari: Name ng Scammer is Ronnel Arado Laurino AKA “Onen” kilala ko po siya simula pa nung 4th year kami at boyfriend po si Ronnel ng kaklase na kaibigan ko noong 4th year kami..Ngayon may sarili na pong pamilya si Ronnel dalawang anak sa kalive-in niya at ako naman po ay may asawa na sa ibang bansa na po ako nakatira, Matagal po kaming magkakaibigan na walang komunikasyon.Noong nagkafacebook po nahanap po ni Ronnel ang facebook account ko at we reunite our friendship…Makalipas ang ilang buwan estimated months around 6 inaluk po ako ni Ronnel na mag-invest daw kami ng sanlang tirang bahay, sabi ko naman po na hindi ako pwede mag-invest sa pilipinas dahil malayo ako hindi ko maasikaso at ayaw kong abalahin mga pamilya ko dahil may kanya-kanya na rin silang trabaho at pamilya wala silang panahon mag-asikaso sa sanlang-tirang bahay na investment ko..Nangako si Ronnel na kapag kinuha ko daw yong sanlang-tira na bahay hindi magagalaw ang pera na ipapadala ko sa kanya at pwede pa daw paupahan ung bahay na kukunin namin para lumago yong pera na ipapadala ko sa kanya at ipapadala niya daw sa akin yong upa ng bahay, Ako naman naniwala kay Ronnel sa kadahilanang kilala ko siya at inakala kong totoo siyang kaibigan nagtiwala ako sa kanya.Ngayon kailangan daw po ni Vicky (may-ari ng bahay na sinanlaang-tira) ng pera at kailangan ko daw magdesisyon agad at magpadala agad ako ng pera ipangbayad sa sanalang-tira na sa halagang 150K pesos at ipapakilala daw ako ni Ronnel kay Vicky na mag-asawa kami ipapadala niya na lang daw sa akin ang litrato ng kasulatan sa bahay na ang kontrata ay 1yr. for 150,000 pesos sa September kukunin pero maaga daw tutubusin sa katapusan ng January daw tutubusin ni Vicky ang bahay. Nakapagpadla na ako ng pera at nagmessage sa akin si Ronnel sa Facebook message na nakuha niya na daw yong bahay at nagpirmahan na silani Vicky..At sa saka na lang muna daw ipapadala sa akin ni Ronnel yong kasulatan kasi marami pa daw siyang aasikasuhin,pumayag naman ako…hindi ko inisip na yong hindi niya pagppdala ng kasulatan sa akin ay simula na pala ng panloloko sa akin dahil nga kakilala ko siya at kaibigan ng kaibigan ko so may tiwala ako kay Ronnel…Pero hanggang ngayon hindi pa naipapadala ni Ronnel yong kasulatan sa sanlang-tira na bahay malapit ng tubusin sa katapusan na ng January..Anu po ba ang dapat kong gawin??? Parang awa niyo na po payuhan niyo po ako iniimvest ko po yong pera na pagpapasimula ko ng konting negosyo sa magulang ko at pambayad sa dalawa kong anak pinag-aaral na kolehiyo sa Pilipinas..

    Sincerely,
    Jhane.

  59. Howard Yano Chan

    hello, admin here. Ung sangla-tira bahay, baka di mo makuha un kasi malabo na merong kasulatan talaga. Pero ung binigay mong pera (150k) kay Ronnel, definitely mababawi mo un. Un nga lang eh, qng ayaw ibalik nung Ronnel sau ung pera, kelangan mo xa ihabla at para mahabla mo siya, kelangan mo bumalik dito sa Pinas kc requirement un. Ewan ko qng paano mo ipinadala kay Ronnel ung pera. Qng sa pamamagitan ng banko, eh itagao mo ang deposit slip.. o kaya wire transaction slip. At sana nung binigay mo ung pera eh nakapngalan sa kanya para may pruweba na tinanggap talaga nia ung 150k.

  60. Howard Yano Chan

    Unfortunately, pwede ka nga nila kasuhan sa ginawa mong un. Pero that does not mean na hindi mo na xla pwd kasuhan dahil sa pangiiscam na ginawa nila sa iyo (assuming na nascam nga talaga).. Pero kelangan mo umuwi dito sa Pinas kung kakasuhan mo sila (assuming na andito sila sa Pilipinas nung ginogoyo ka nila at ipinadala mo lang ung 5k dito)..

  61. Howard Yano Chan

    Depende kasi sa warranty agreement yan.. at depende na din sa terms and conditions nung online shop.. kc minsan libre nga ang replacement at repair nung item pero u will have to pay shipping. Normally sa warranty libre lahat pag within 7 days after purchase pero beyond that, may charges na sa shipping nung item lalo na kung ung service center eh malayo sa lugar nio.. check mo muna ung terms and conditions nung online shop pati na rin ung store warranty nung item mismo..

  62. Howard Yano Chan

    That is true. The government will not admit it but there is a monopoly here in the Philippines when it comes to interbret service. There is definitely deceptive marketing and the DTI as well as the NTC are well aware of that but sadly not much is being done about it. It's almost like we are on a take it or leave it position.

  63. Howard Yano Chan

    That may be a case of estafa but it'd really depend on how you're agreement with the seller was crafted.

  64. Howard Yano Chan

    Refer the matter to the NBI. It may sound absurd (considering that you were NBI'd first) but that is your best bet right now considering that you have a suspicion that the distributor and the customer may have conspired against your wife. A lawyer cannot help you if you are not yet sure who to go after in court.

  65. Howard Yano Chan

    hello po, xnxa na sa late na reply. I can only reply to several comments at a time. Anyway, tanong lang po ha. Nung lumapit kayo sa mga government agencies, pumunta po ba kau personally? Kasi kadalasan po hindi talaga papansinin ang mga reklamo kapag hindi kayo personally pumunta. At kelangan po dapat eh ifollow up nio po iyon regularly. Alam ko pong mejo mahirap un considering na anjan kayo Kuwait pero sa pagsasampa kc ng reklamo, kelangan personally nio po asikasuhin un or through a lawyer or an atty-in-fact.

  66. Kimora Takamura

    Howard Yano Chan,
    January 2016 po kac ni Ronnel makukuha ung pera..paanu po kung hindi ako makauwi sa January? pwede po ba NA isa sa mga kapatid ko magulang ko ang maghabla sa kanya para mabawi ko ung 150k?

  67. Kimora Takamura

    Thru Western Union ko po pinadala ung pera. Anu po ba ANG tsansa ko para mabawi ung pera?

  68. Dirk Mertens

    Dear Arty. Howard

    I met this person in 2013. She was working in Dubai and had 3 children living with their father. She told
    me I would never have to worry about them. After a year of chatting to her, I leased a sari sari store so she could get out of Dubai and start her own business. In May last year I bought a house in Olongapo. When I arrived in the Philippines the store had no stock so I spent 20,000 to restock the shop. I found out later that she was giving 10,000 a month to her children for an allowance. She didnt tell me that. I moved into the house and the next thing I have her 3 children, 2 grandchildren and boyfriend living in the house. It was only a 2 bedroom so I built 2 extra rooms onto the house. As is the custom in Asian countries I allowed her to look after the finances. Next thing I know, I am out 200,000. Her children broke my laptop, mobile phone and my tablet. It was nothing but lies from the first day I met her.
    I have a signed contract notarized by a lawyer stating she cannot sell the house and lot and if it is sold I am to receive the money for it. I also have several messages from her stating the house is mine. She has now padlocked the front gate so I can't access the property and removed items such as shelving and light fittings
    what can I do and do i need a lawyer or can I file a civil case with the prosecutor. Any help would be greatly appreciated

    1. edward

      hi.one cannot donate a house to a gf not even to your wife.if she has her name on the land title you have to have public documents made for both parties, donor and donee.
      let me know Banyan_1111@yahoo.co.uk and i will send you copies of the LAWS

  69. Dirk

    Dear Atty Howard

    met this person in 2013. She was working in Dubai and had 3 children living with their father. She told me I would never have to worry about them. After a year of chatting to her, I leased a sari sari store so she could get out of Dubai and start her own business. In May last year I bought a house in Olongapo. When I arrived in the Philippines the store had no stock so I spent 20,000 to restock the shop. I found out later that she was giving 10,000 a month to her children for an allowance. She didnt tell me that. I moved into the house and the next thing I have her 3 children, 2 grandchildren and boyfriend living in the house. It was only a 2 bedroom so I built 2 extra rooms onto the house. As is the custom in Asian countries I allowed her to look after the finances. Next thing I know, I am out 200,000. Her children broke my laptop, mobile phone and my tablet. It was nothing but lies from the first day I met her.

    I have notorized legal documents stating if she sells the house i would receive the money. She has now padlocked the gate and threatened to sell the property. I had it rented out and she approached the tenants with a copy of the land title and told them she was the owner.
    any help would be greatly appreciated

  70. Dothackjhe

    Has anyone here taken any step in filing a complaint against a fraudulent seller in platforms like OLX and found his or her case resolved?

  71. Dothackjhe

    Beware of this scammer from Tarlac: PAULO POBRE PALMARIA. Active ito sa mga existing platforms like OLX by the time nang-scam ito.

    At OLX (by then Sulit.ph), ito username na gamit niya: paulopalmaria29.

  72. Howard Yano Chan

    Kimora Takamura Ikaw dapat magfile ng kaso.. once na mafile na ang kaso, pwede ka mag appoint ng attorney in fact para asikasuhin ung kaso.. ung tsansa na mabawi mo pera mo, well, depende yan sa mapapakita mong ebidensya.. at depende na rin qng may pambayad sau ung ronnel

  73. Howard Yano Chan

    you're in a tricky situation.. it appears you are a foreigner and we have a law here which provides you can't own real properties like the house. Since you can't own a house here, you will have to determine first in whose name was the property titled to. Whoever that person is has the right to eject the occupants of the property. Now, if in case the title over the property is in YOUR name (that happens sometimes even if you're a foreigner) then that gives you the right to eject them – but suing them will of course expose you to risks too becuase of the irregular title (so really it's tricky). On the other hand, that does that not mean they can unjustly enrich themselves because of these legal technicalities. You can sue them for estafa (swindling). You or a lawyer can draft an affidavit-complaint against that woman. Once it's drafted, bring it to the prosecutor where you need to swear on the truth of the content of the affidavit. I would advise you though to get the assistance of a lawyer in Olongapo because whatever I said here is not an authoritative legal advice considering that I do not have all the facts.

  74. Kimora Takamura

    Howard Yano Chan,
    Pasensiya na po at Kung marami akong tanong Panu po ba mag-file sa ganitong kaso? sorry po This is the first time I've encountered for this kind of case. Paano po Kung halimbawa na walang pambayad si Ronnel pwede ko po ba xang sampahan na kasong estafa?

  75. Howard Yano Chan

    In criminal cases (scamming is estafa), the case would have to be filed in the city or municipality where the scamming happened. That means you will have to file the estafa case in the city/municipality where you were scammed. But if you just seek to recover the money and you do not want to have the scammer imprisoned, just file a civil case and you can file the civil case either where you live or where the scammer lives.

  76. Howard Yano Chan

    Kimora Takamura Kailangan mo gumawa ng affidavit-complaint at ipunta ito sa prosecutor's office. Ifile mo ung kaso sa lugar qng saan natanggap nung ronnel ung pinadala mo sa western.. pwedeng pwede maghabla ng estafa kht wala pera ung ronnel kc pag estafa ang ikinaso mo, ang pinakahabol mu niyan eh makulong xa..

  77. Kimora Takamura

    Howard Yano Chan,
    Maraming Salamat po at you rise my hope,hindi nmn po sa gusto kong makulong si Ronnel ang sa akin lang po ay pinaghirapan ko ung pera halos hindi ko na naaasikaso ang sarili ko,puyat araw gabi double shifts everyday para maipon ang ganong halagang pera Sana lang marealize ng taong mga manloloko na hindi po tinatae lang ang pera…Sobra po akong nagppsalamat sa payo at tiyaga mong magreply sa amin. Nangako na po ako na kpag mabawi ko ung pera ipptau ko po ng maliit na pagddasalan sa aming probinsya. Again Maraming Salamat po.

  78. Bin Rae Kang

    malabo yan marefund since pinangpay out n yan sa nauna sa inyo and u knew it pati n rin ng ksama mo unless u said the wrong info sa invite nyo

  79. Mobe Nazir

    Just wants to share how the scammers to fool people.

    GoldenBizsolutions.com is a pyramid scam.

    The business is totally pyramid scam. The owner is GBS Trading Solutions Corporation was registered in Security Exchange Commission in Philippines to sell wellness products. Buy wellness products at 1,997 pesos and get one (1) code to register in 15 cells.

    When your account exit from 15 cells, you will get 10,000 Pesos only as incentives. Can be in cash or coupon to 7 cells.

    If you choose coupon, you have to register in 7 cells. When your account exit from 7 cells, you will get 36,000 pesos only.

    Let me make simple calculations:

    When 15 cells or table split, you will have to fill 8 cell accounts which total of 15,976 Pesos (1,997 x 8) and you will get incentives for 10,000 Pesos only. The difference of 5,976 Pesos goes to them.

    Granting you want to convert coupon code for 7 cells. In 7 cells you have to fill 4 cell accounts which total of 40,000 Pesos (10,000 x 4) and you will get only 36,000 Pesos. The difference of 4,000 Pesos again goes to them.

    In other words, You are not making money as your incentives but they are stealing money from you.

  80. Eduardo Lagman

    Im Eduardo Lagman po at kasalukuyan ay nasa saudi po ako, marami po kami dito sa company namin ang na scam ng HPI Direct Sales, sumali po kami at nagtiwala dahil and nag refer sa amin at naghikayat ay leader namin sa company name Rico Castro, and I quote “once na hindi kumita ang pinasok ninyong pera ako mismo magbabalik, guaranteed money back” un po sabi nia sa amin, which naniniwala kami dahil malaki sahod nia at dahil matagal na sya sa company. Aug2015 po kami sumali until now wala pa din malinaw sa pera namin at nirerequest nalang namin na ibalik ung pera namin kaso sabi nia ginamit daw ng upline nia ang pera at wala na din daw siyang pera.5months na pero ni isa payout wala po ako natanggap. at ngaun po nilipat niya ang account namin sa Business Icon Premier which is registered sa SEC pro networking pa din po kaya gusto na namin maibalik ang pera namin. ano po pwede naming gawin? maraming salamat po.

  81. Two Cents

    May nangyayari po ba sa mga cases filed against pyramiding/scamming companies? I mean, may nakulong na ba or nabalik yung perang ininvest nila? Just curious.

    I get your point about not letting scammers get off the hook by filing a case, even if you don’t get your investment back, but I think most people tend not to hindi dahil maliit lang yung investment nila but because wala rin namang mangyayari sa proseso. Nalugi ka na nga, dagdag hassle at gastos pa para sa justice na malabo rin namang makuha dahil paiikutin at patatagalin lng nung mga big time scammers yung kaso sa korte hanggang sa makalimutan na. Alam naman naten dito sa pinas, money makes the world (or in this case, yung filed case) go round. That’s why gusto ko malaman if justice really does prevail in these types of cases.

    I’m not being negative, just being realistic. Sino ba namang hindi gustong magbayad sa kasalanan yung mga scammers, di ba? Kaso kung wala rin namang mangyayari, e bakit pa?

    1. Howard Chan (The Student)

      In my few months as a lawyer, yep, may mga nakulong na dahil sa pyramiding (estafa).. hndi lahat ng kaso sa korte ay natutulog.. i understand the frustration pero oo nga dami nga ding kaso ang natutulog (for various reasons – not necessarily the “justice system”).. but if we just do our part and be vigilant always then these things won’t even have to go to court. 🙂

  82. Mary Durante

    Hi po, na scam po sa facebook.
    There’s this guy who offered phones for installment. After ko po magdown ng 2,500 bigla na lang po di na macontact. Nagpadala po ako thru Palawan express. Ibang pangalan po ang ginamit nya as billing name or I mean sa ibang pangalan ko po ipinadala yung downpayment ko. Gusto ko po sana mabawi yung 2,500 ko dahil pinaghirapan ko din naman po un kahit papano. Nasakin pa po ang conversation namin sa facebook at sa phone, ganun na din po ang transaction namin sa Palawan Express. Ano po kaya ang magandang gawin dito?

    1. Howard Chan (The Student)

      First thing you need to do is to trace the identity of the person to whom you sent the money. Once you get that, send him a demand letter. Kung di niya ibabalik. File a case, un nga lang, be ready to shoulder the expenses.

  83. Lyresh Kim Fernandez

    Howard Yano Chan ,hi kasama ba dito ang mga online paluwagan? Pwede ba sila ireport kahit alam ng mga victims na ilegal yon? Thanks

  84. Amy

    Ask ko lng po.. hnd oo kc alm kung anong anong case ang pwd ko sampa sa founder ng isang paluwagan na sinalian ko. Almost 80k po ang binayad ko. Ni peso wala po bumalik sa akin kc lugi dw ang paluwagan. Nangako din xa na full refund nya ang mga hnd nakapayout pero almost 4months na wala pa siya refund. At 1month narin wala xa paramdam o sagot saga pm sa kanyan po. Ano po ba unang hakbang na pwding gawin para makasuhan po xa? At my makukuha paba ako after ko xa mafile ng case? Million po kc ang perang nawawala at marame kame investor na nghihintay sa update nya. Karamhan sa mga investor ofw kaya wala po sila magawa kundi magjintay lang po. Ako dto ako pinas kaya gusto ko sana po ma actionan ito. Pero magkano kaya magagastos pag file ako nga case? At saan ko xa pwd file ng case? Kc po pampangan ako manila nmn yung founder at thru online lng po ang pera na pinadala ko sa kanya.salamat po.. sana matulungan po ninyo ako .

  85. Jemilou M. Genovia

    Jennifer Moises hi jen…
    I just paid Ms Mary Jane Soriano Garcia but she never replied regarding the tracking number. What did you do?

    1. Alexei

      Hi Jemilou,

      I replied to Jennifer Moises’s post a while ago. i was scammed as well by that person. i will file a complaint with either PNP or NBI. can you contact me thru killaheyds@yahoo.com? Thanks.

  86. Lilibeth Rivera Simbulan

    Hi Atty. Is it necessary to make a demand letter before filing a case (syndicated estafa) in courts? It is a corporation (ponzi scheme) the company is giving receipts only for the invested money. (No pdc and no contract) thank you in advance.

  87. Howard Yano Chan

    no need.. but in practice, a lot of people do that to give the other party a chance to pay up and avoid litigation..

  88. Zai

    Hello po, hingi lang po sana ako ng advise.

    Ganito po yung situation ko: Nagbigay ako ng P68,200 in total dun sa taong supposedly tutulong saken para makapunta ako ng Qatar. September pa po yun, until now wala pa rin and though nagrereply sa mga messages ko yung tao, lahat ng sinasabi nya puro excuses na kesyo may family problem sya na kelangan i-settle.

    Now, wala po kami written contract pero maraming nakakaalam dun sa transaction namin. I also have receipts of bank transactions and copy of messages naming dalawa.

    I just wanna kung may legal claim ako and anu po ba dapat yung first step na gawin ko kasi iniiwasan nya ako makausap ng personal.

    Thanks a lot. More Power!

  89. Lita

    I have friends in the Philippines who were scammed by Melanie A. Torralba, owner of Lanelle Skin Care Products. This woman was in TV Patrol and GMA news in July 2013 for large scale estafa using her beauty products and asking her clients to invest in her double your money scam. She has scammed people in Paranaque from 2015 up to this day. Can I have my friends contact you? How much will you charge my friends if ever they use your services? Please let me know if you are able to help them. I am currently based in the USA. Thank you.

  90. Ghe

    Hi atty anu po kaya ang magandang gawin kasi my mga gustong mag file ng case against me na ng send ng money sa akin pra makasali sa online investment which is lahat ng pera naman nila ay naipadala k sa pinaka leader namin at merun din po akong mga transaction receipts n mkkpag patunay nun at merun din po akong copy ng mga sales invoice from the online store na sinalihan nila at yun ay nakapangalan din po sa kanila. Mrami na kasi akong threat na natatanggap from members at ung iba po ay ng post na ng pics k sa FB stating na scammer po ako. I have all the documents na makakapag patunay na ang pera nla ay automatic ko pinapdala sa leader/company. Kahit ako po ay isang biktima din dahil sbrang laki ng nainvest ko din s online store na ito at hanggang ngayon hndi k pa din nakukuha. Tanong k lang po may laban po ba ako once ng file ung mga ng send s akn ng pera ng estafa? At ung taong ng po-post ng pics ko na ngsasabing scammer ako anu po kaya ang pwedeng gawin na legal action s knya kasi nasisira po ang pangalan ko.
    Thank you in advance atty.

    1. Howard

      depende kung paano mo pinakilala ang sarili mo sa kanila (sa mga taong gusto ihabla ka). basta itago mo lahat ng mga dokumento mo para kung sakali eh may depensa ka. pwd mo din kasuhan online libel mga nag-aakusa sa yo. sa tingin ko, mas maganda qng makipagtulungan ka na lang sa mga nag-aakusa sayo at idemanda nio kung sino man ang mga kumuha ng pera. pero para mas matulungan ka, sumangguni ka sa abogadong malapit sa iyo para mapakita mo yang mga dokumento mo at mailahad mo ung buong kwento para mas mabigyan ka ng kumpletong payo.

  91. Christopher Dait

    Hi miss Jemilou and ms. Jennifer It was too late for me to read this… I also paid Mary Jane Soriano Garcia thru gcash… I have not recieve the item still. What can we do about this? Can we file a case for it?

    1. Alexei

      Hi Christopher. i was scammed by the same person. i have already sent a reply to the post of both Jennifer and Jemilou. I will file a complaint against this person. pls contact me thru killaheyds@yahoo.com. tnx!

  92. Christopher Dait

    Hi.. Sir Howard Yano Chan I was also victimized by a scam from olx… Her name is Mary Jane Soriano Garcia… You can see her profile sa fb. I paid thru gcash and she promised to deliver the item in 1 to 2 days. And yet nothing arrived. I have the reciept of my payment the pictures of her IDs… How can I file a complain about this? Thanks

    1. Anthony Reyes

      Hi po. I am in the same situation, more than hoping to get my money back, I am hoping na mahuli po sila if ever scam nga po. It will be better if we will have a collective action here.

  93. Howard Yano Chan

    Christopher Dait and Ms. Jennifer Moises, i think, since marami naman kayo na loko ng taong yan, approach nio na lang nbi para mas lalo maimbestigahan at kung sakali eh ma-track qng saan man yang taong yan.

    1. Alexei

      Hello Atty Chan,

      I believe that a lot of us in this thread were scammed by a certain Mary Jane Garcia. Can we file a complaint thru PNP or NBI or both? Thanks!

  94. Nora Lisa Pocol

    Jemilou M. Genovia is she the mary jane soriano garcia from albay po?

    1. Alexei

      Hi Nora,

      I was scammed by the same person. can you contact me thru killaheyds@yahoo.com. maybe we can do something about it.

  95. Anthony Reyes

    Hi Jemilou, Christopher and Nora, can we take a move in here? Baka ma-retrieve pa ang pera natin if ever, pero kung hindi man, atleast mahuli man lang sila. And I believe were are talking about the same Mary Jane Soriano Garcia.

    1. Alexei

      Hi Anthony,

      We are on the same boat. i was scammed as well by Mary Jane Garcia. i’ve already contacted the other people in this thread. you can reach me as well thru killaheyds@yahoo.com. I will file a complaint against that person. i hope you will file a complaint too. tnx.

      1. nelly

        hi i just got a msg from mary jane soriano garcia from albay..
        i was about to transact kaso nagsearch muna ako and i wound this thread
        i got her details

        rural bank of albay
        8996 0872 8885 9110
        savings account
        Mary jane Soriano Garcia
        Or
        Gcash cash in mobile
        09774388882
        mary jane soriano garcia
        #3041 san faustino st. Brgy bilbao albay. Garcia
        rural bank of albay

        sya rin po ba ung kausap nyo?

  96. Anthony Reyes

    Hi po. I am in the same situation right now. What should we do?

  97. Justin Bieber

    ALERT! ALERT!! SCAMMER AND HACKER

    Ruthiel “Ruth” Saringan Serra

    A (WHITE HAT HACKER) residing in Dumaguete City Negros Oriental strikes her ability to manipulate or domain people just to get anything that she wants for herself. She’s a former Info

    She’s now married to her so called “best friend” who has two kids and a live-in partner who is a friend of her too. The guy information Technology student in Foundation University as she said, and claimed herself as an outstanding student in her batch in her own words. She uses her innocent charm, good English communication skills and everything to get money for her needs! is also a (BLACK HAT HACKER) as she said who works at one of the cell phones and computer shop which is one of the biggest establishments in hi-technology in Dumaguete City for their good qualities and services. She claimed that her boyfriend is the Manager of the Company which is not true coz the guy is only an ordinary staff!!

    From the past few years she had a Canadian boyfriend whose supporting her and sent her to school. Thus, she got pregnant by a Filipino who also lives in Dumaguete. Her ambitious, self centered, social-climber, money-face and materialistic personalities made her get what she wants. And even made her boyfriend married her coz of what she has, without any hesitations of leaving his two kids and his live-in partner.

    In 2012, a blotter has being filed to her for a Staffa and Theft case from an American Citizen which claims as her “business partner” who invested more than $32,500(USD) or 1,300,000.00php not mentioning his expenses for sending her to Silliman University without knowing if she uses the money for school purposes or not. She has been in the “Negros Chronicles” newspapers for what she did. Informants said that she even stole the 75,000.00php cash used to be as a payment for the school needs of this foreigner’s two kids who’s studying at the top prestigious Montessori in Dumaguete City, and the 25,000php as an investment for their business related on computer programming separated by two envelopes. The incident happened at the famous restaurant for foreigners in the City, lots of rumors says that one of the waitresses in that restaurant saw her cutting a bunch of papers which has the same length and thick of the 75,000.00php inside the envelope and make an excuse so that she can leave the place right away before her business partner can notice that she change the money with a papers.

    When the foreigner is processing to file the case to the court a lot of people get involved of the both sides. Lots of issues are being revealed, the way how she played her business partner’s friends and family. She made some dramas like she’s taking suicide coz of her depression about ruining her reputation in public and the reactions of her family. But her dramas doest work anymore and she’s starting to send threats to her business partner and the people that this foreigner valued. She even came up to the idea of claiming him as her “boyfriend” which is the foreign man denied coz she’s the one whose throwing herself to him to have “SEX”. The waitress took off the city and afraid to stand in the court as a witness for what she saw coz she doesn’t want to get involve with the case as she is scared for herself after receiving threats.

    IF YOU KNOW THIS COUPLE, YOU’D BETTER STAY AWAY AND WATCH YOUR BELONGINGS COZ THEY CAN TAKE IT TO YOU RIGHT AWAY. THEY REALLY MEANT TO BE WITH EACH OTHER COZ THEY WERE BOTH USELESS, CRIMINALS AND EVILS!! THEY SHOULD GET MARRIED AT THE GRAVEYARD NOT IN THE CHURCH!
    Remember: they are hackers, I asked all the people in this site and other social Medias to share this information to all of your friends and families for your safety. Thank you and take care.

    Follow-up information’s: Ruthiel Saringan Serra lives with her family before in Bolocboloc Dauin, Neg. Or. It’s far from the city and it is located to the mountains of Dauin. She worked at Teletech call center and Sky cable. Lynard Saringa is from Amlan studied at Negros Oriental State University and works at the Octagon Computer Supplies.

    NOTE: SHARE THIS TO YOUR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES BEFORE THEY CAN STRIKE IN YOUR HOMES AND ACCESS YOUR ATM, BANK INFORMATION, ETC

  98. Prince Carl

    Hello to all, im also a victim of Mary Jane Soriano Garcia, same thing happened, I paid thru gcash, I send the ref no. to her because she said that the package will deliver after I give the ref no. I found out that she scam me thru I check her profile ne in google. Sadly I was too late I already gave the ref.no. can we all file a case for mary jane s garcia. I already file a gcash compiant to globe and waiting for their action to do. "Sana mahuli na cxa." I find out he is a boy..

  99. Prince Carl

    But now he remove his profie in fb and his account in olx.

  100. Prince Carl

    Hope mabigyan ito ng action para mahuli na cxa.

  101. Prince Carl

    Hello to all, im a victim of Mary Jane Soriano Garcia in olx.ph. same thing happened, I paid thru gcash, I send the ref no. to her because she said that the package will deliver after I give the ref no. I found out that she scam me thru I check her profile ne in google. Sadly I was too late I already gave the ref.no. can we all file a case for mary jane s garcia. I already file a gcash compiant to globe and waiting for their action to do. "Sana mahuli na cxa." I find out he is a boy..

  102. Prince Carl

    Ngaun tinanggal na nya ang acoount sa sa fb at sa olx. Pero sigurado ako nagpalit lang cxa ulit ng pangalan.

  103. Prince Carl

    Sana talaga mahuli na ang scammer na yan.15k ang nakuha nya skin.mahirap pa naman kitain yung ng isang araw.pero cxa oras lng nya nakulimbat.

    1. Alexei

      Hi Prince Carl,

      I was a victim of that person as well. I’ve already replied to the other people in this thread that were a victim of that person. i will file a complaint against that seller. can you contact me thru killaheyds@yahoo.com. tnx!

  104. rod

    One correction: if the amount is over 100,000 then you must file in RTC instead of Municipal court. But you still do not need a lawyer. Anyone can just read the rules of procedure and file their own case. See Rule 138, section 34 of the rules of court.

    1. Howard Chan (The Student)

      Rod, you must have read the old Rules, tumaas na ang jurisdictional amount ng mga courts.. if 300k above sa RTC.. but if in Metro Manila, the amount should be 400k above..old Rules po 100k

  105. Maylene Avila Ayeng

    Hello Atty Chan, Thank you po sa blog ninyo. Saludo po ako sa effort nyo na makatulong sa iba gamit ang kaalaman nyo sa abugasya at talento sa web design/management. Kailangan ko po ng advice. May maliit na ticketing office po ako at dito may isang customer na bumili ng ticket dahil paGenSan daw po sya (paDavao po ticket nya). Minsan, tumawag po sya sakin para makipagsosyo sa pagbebenta ng tuna. Naengganyo naman po ako kasi mahilig ako magbenta ng kung anu-ano as sideline at sabi nya hati kami sa puhunan. Alam ko po na may bahay sila malapit sa travel station ko pero i'm not sure kung ngrent lang sya dun. Nagpakilala din sya na undercover and ununiformed police daw po sya ng PDEA at naniwala naman ako. In short, nakapagpadala ako ng P7,000 thru Palawan. Lumipas po ang isang linggo, dipa rin nya napadala ang tuna dahil daw puno ang eroplano, or nabusy sya sa operasyon nila. Sa huli naman po sabi nya ibabalik nya daw ang pera sa akin pero hanggang ngayon di pa rin napadala sakin ang pera. Sa text po laging nya sinasabi na kesyo busy daw po at ibabalik naman daw nya ang pera ko at di naman sya ngpapalit ng number. Ang date po ng padala ko was 3/23/16(P4,000) at 3/26/2016(P3,000). Kelan ko po ba irereport sa pulis to? Masyado pa bang maaga? Ano po bang kaso ang pwede ko ihain? Totoo po bang hindi ko kailangang gumastos para kasuhan siya? Wala kasi akong panggasstos at baka hindi pansinin kasi hindi naman sobrang laki ng amount. Maghihintay po ako sa advice nyo. Salamat po

  106. xela

    Hi..
    Atty Howard ask q lng po pwd po ba mgfile ng case against online paluwagan? Nscam po kami with my team 800k plus po. Can you please advise me what would be the procedure in filing the case.kompleto pa po kami ng mga receipts.
    Thanks

  107. Leogan Aid's

    Low poh pwd patulong poh..kc may nagoffer s akin ng pera..kc itutulong dw sa charity..bale ako ang gagawa ng mission n iun
    .naguguluhan poh ako kung totoo b o hind..kc wala nmn poh hiningi s akin..kundi full name ko adress..contak# account #bank adress..un lng nmn poh..pra matransfer dw ung fund s akin..pahelp nmn poh oh..

  108. Julius De Luna Limjoco

    sir gud evening..i have this situation wherein I was scammed at OLX.ph and I was about to buy a 2nd hand LG G3…so we had this agreement where we will simultaneously transact (i will pay him thru GCash and he will ship the phone thru LBC since i'm from Iloilo and he is from Marinduque). When I have already paid him, he told me was still in line waiting for his turn in LBC…and then he texted me later, he was also done…when I asked him to give me the tracking number so I can later trace the package, he never replied up to this day..he even blocked me on FB, but I knew his name (Dan Rivera)… Since we're not from the same location, how can i file a complaint against him?thanks

  109. Julius De Luna Limjoco

    well then,we all do have a common thing here; being scammed in OLX.ph same thing happened here, i paid first thru GCash, then when i asked for the tracking number, no reply since then… DAN RIVERA, walanghiya ka…kung lalaki ka, panindigan mo yung transakyon

  110. Vincent Tresenio

    ako po si vincent tresenio kung ang makabasa nito y ang NBI manila please lang contactk my number thisis a verry improtant 09055918229 mag pakilala yung totong nag ta trabaho sa NBI manila lang salamat

  111. Emmanuel Matunding

    damn.. i got scammed by this person also

  112. Uniesa Wasit

    Gud eve po, Atty. Howard. Nakisali po aq sa online paluwagan po, my ng invite po sakin, ginawa ko namn po lht ung policy ng invite aq ng more than 2.. At aq rin po ng abono po dun. Bali 7500 plus po ang nadeposit ko po.. Dahil po sa ngtiwala aq sa ng invite po sakin na mg pay out po aq kaya ginawa ko po ang lht bsta makapg pay out aq khit isang beses lng pra mabaw ko po ang nadeposit ko.. Pero ito po aq ngaun mg iisang taon na po at wla pa po ng yayari .. Dahilan po nila wala pa dw pong pay ins ung iba.. Pero antgal n po kasi at estudyante din po aq pang enroll po sana un.. Humingi po aw at nakiusp sa founder na si Ms JHOY DEPATILLO sabi po no refund policy.. Anu po kaya maganda kung gawin po atty. tulungan nyo po aq kelangan ko po ng pandagdag enroll po atty.. Pls po ..😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  113. Uniesa Wasit

    My laban po ba kayo kahit no refund policy 😭😭😭 malaki po kasi nadeposit ko po mg iisang taon na po aq ng aanty po.. Isa lng po aqng estudyante po pandagdag enroll po sana un.. Atty. tulungan nyo poko pls.

  114. Tess Espineli

    Hi. I was surfing the internet to look for the definition of estafa and I came across your blog. My friend, a single mom, is, I would say a victim of estafa. She went to the barangay to file a complaint but the person responsible refused to meet her there. While still in Dubai, she sent money several times to a certain Luisa hoping that she will help her get employed in Japan immediately when she gets home. Unfortunately after almost two years, it is clear enough that this person cannot help her at all. So illegal recruiter pala. She even refused to return my friend’s papers (passport, etc) saying that it is with the agency but refused to give her the name and address of the said agency. My friend is leaving in 3 days through the help of a different agency and is hoping that she can get back her money to support her daughter’s education and other needs before she leaves. What do you think our next step should be after Luisa refused to meet her personally now? Thank you in advance for your advice.

  115. Limuel sapnay

    Gudam,na scammed din poh aq,,,investment poh,,atty.howard.,pano po mag file ng case sa nbi,and po process?,pa help nman po,,,NES & EM MERCHANDIZING AND MINI LENDING poh name ng business nila,,,NESTOR AVENIDO AT MARIA JOY AVENIDO name ng my ari,,,kakapasok ko Lang poh ng pera ko tapos wla pang isang lingo close na poh cla.,sa bicol poh ito.tnx

  116. Elizabeth Ramirez

    Hi po! Pwde po ba ako magpatulong malocate si MARY HERNANDEZ FROM NABUA CAM SUR!

    Scammer po sya. Na scam nya po ako. From Zamboanga city Mindanao ako and i wanted to file a complait against her.

    Bumili ako sknya sa knya ng phone. Worth 15k. On that day papadala nya daw kasabay ng bayad. I asked her proof of shipment muna bago ako maghulogng pera then ngsend pa sya sakin ng pekeng proof of shipment para lang makuha pera ko. Pagkatapos nun e di ko na sya makausap maayos. 1 week i kept tracking sa lbc pero wala tlg ung tracking nmber na bgay nya. Cant contact her phone num anymore.

    Kung taga dito lang samin yan i made her pay already sa damage nya sakin pero mahirap kasi di sya taga dito saamin so way na mahanap ko sya sa tulong niyo. i wanted justice! I have conversations namin dto tru chat snd messaging to prove na niloko at ninakawan nya ako NA SCAM nya ako..!!!!

    Last chat nya sakin is ppadala nya daw sakin ulit unit ko kasi binalik daw sakya and pero after a month na wala padn balita sknya and abt sa order ko. Nakablock na din ako sa fb account nya and seenzone sa shoppee online site san kme ngtransact.

    Please help me po. Sana makita nyo sya ako matulungan ako sa concern ko. Thankyou. Looking forward for your quick response!!

    At ikaw MARY HERNANDEZ Makonsensya kana man! Perang ibang taong naghirap kaya mo tlagang gamitin para sa pansarili mong interes!! Walang hiya kababaeng tao magnanakaw at sinungaling!! Balik mo pera ko!! Inutang ko pa yan kasi panay pilit mong kunin ko unit mo tapos ngyon gnyan lng? Babayaran ko ngyon yang pera na yan para sa taong iba lng nakinabang!! Maghanda handa kana kasi nakahanda higaan mo sa impyerno!!!!

  117. Rose

    Atty. I have an issue tungkol sa Loan Scam kaso po sa ibang bansa yung nangscam paano po yun? mababawi ko po ba lahat ng pinadala kong pera ayaw po kasi niya ibalik kahit na pomay agreement kami na ibabalik niya yun. I have proof po sa conversation list po. Help po

  118. Pasqualina Lattanzio

    I will like to ask this question before i go straight to my public announcement out here. If getting a legit loan online was so easy as stated in all this fabricated / duplicated loan testimonies that i have been reading through online, then why was i and my lovely husband turned down for a loan online five times after been scammed of about $42000 Australian Dollars? We the loan seekers are the common regular victims of this fake loan stories simply because we are in dire needs we believe in their stories out of desperation and sometimes frustrations to get a loan, but at the end of it all we find out that we have gained nothing but rather loosed the little we have into the hands of this online scammers who claim to be real and reliable loan lenders. The last loan lenders that ripped us off our hard earned money asked us to pay some few amount worth $800 dollars for insurance because they said that we were on high risk. How is that? I still don't understand. how can a lender be requesting several fees from a borrower? if that borrower was having money would he or she have come along to ask for a loan? those lenders deceived my husband and i of getting a loan and we thought it was all real because we never believed that there was anything as an online loan scam and they had us pay all we had to them and due to the way things were moving we had to close out our business over here in Australia as we could not meet up with the customers needs any longer because we sold all most every single thing we had and we could not replace them as we thought that we could do so if we get our requested loan amount. In a lay man language, YES !! we were scammed by almost six different lenders online, Before a customer who was a closed friend to my family saw the way things were so bad for us and decided to introduce us to a private loan company that was registered and accredited by the government.But frankly speak-en, we refused any further loan offer because we had concluded that all of them were scams and the same but he insisted as he opened up to me and my husband how he got a loan from the loan firm he narrated to us that he has so much and high integrity in granting loans to the world. He also told us that this loan firm called Derek Barlow Loan company is a reliable and a reputable loan firm know in the world for reliable work. After this our family friend called Marin Carl has told us so much about this loan firm, I and my lovely husband had no other option than to believe him, because we knew him from the onset to be a man of unquestionable characters who was always known for his words and we applied with this company that he called Derek Barlow Loan Firm but prior to our application with this email address: derekbarlowloans@yahoo.com , that he provided to us to contact the reliable loan firm, Without fear that we are applying for a loan from a firm that will not scam us out of our hard earned money like others. It was to my own satisfaction and i applied but God was so kind that he lead us through and we got our loan after meeting with the terms and conditions this loan firm and we follow up with the non-collateral loan process and meet up with the requirement in getting our loan. Am by name Lattenzio Pasqualina and you can send me an email on the following email address: which is my private email address if you need more clarification. Because i am ready to do all that is within my reach to let the whole world know that Derek Barlow Loans is the only real and existing loan firm online that can grant you loan without any form of scam activities. You will also find my identity card on some of my post to let everyone that need loan know that Derek Barlow Loan is the only real and reliable loan firm online in the world that could grant us our dream loan amount of $456000 Australian Dollars.

  119. Lein dee

    Good day atty. Naginvest po kami ng ate ko sa isang JUDALYN BALBUTIN para sa uv express ng brother niya. 50k po ang principal money na dapat ay babayaran niya with the 10%monthly interest. Nagbigay po siya sa min ng monthly interest ng dalawang beses pero after nun hirap na po kaming kontakin siya. Taga Cavite po siya ayun sa memorandum of agreement na pinapirmahan namin sa kanya pero ang pirmahan ng agreement ay sa san juan. Mahigit 2 taon na po siyang di makontak. Mahahabol pa po ba namin yung pera? Sabi kasi ng atty na kinonsulta ng ate ko dito sa municipality namin, mali raw ang nakalagay sa agreement kc business ng kuya niya ang pagiinvest-an namin. Pero siya po ang signatory dun na nakatanggap ng 50k. At lumipat na rin sila ng bahay at iba na dun sa nakalagay sa kasulatan namin. Ano po ang pwede naming gawin?

  120. Von Patrick Lopez

    pede ba ako maghain ng compaint againts cocolife? inalok kase ako na mag save daw ng pera 20,000 per year at kikita daw yun ng 10% per year mas malake kesa sa bangko ko. pero parangkalokohan ang lahat. sana may makatulong saken.

  121. shayne salgado

    kailangan ko po ng tulong ninyo.
    meron po akong kachat from austria named Benjamin Franklin , 5 months na po kaming nagchachat , at etong june 27,2016 nagpadala sya ng package gift nya yun sakin , binigay nya tracking number at site nung MAC EXPRESS ,,nung nandito na po sa Philippines inemail ako ng MAC EXPRESS.

    INFORMATION ABOUT MAC EXPRESS FLEXIBLE AND SECURE RANGE OF PAYMENT
    We are here to inform you that your package has reached the PHILIPPINES. If you have received an international shipment, you can pay your Duty and VAT invoice quickly and securely online. The parcel is on hold for Duties and Taxes you need to pay some of certain commissions, which is for the Clearance of Your package. This must be paid immediately through us. We have already Taken in the Order number For this package. A Commission of the Total Sum of ( Php 12,500 ) has been charged on this package for The MAC EXPRESS Duties and Taxes , after then the custody of your package will be release MAC EXPRESS. They will be the one to deliver it to your destination within 24hours to your home address.We accept only the receiver name to get the package because is the receiver name was writing in the package receipt.
    Our representatives are available to take your Emails Monday to Saturday, 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
    Please note: This e-mail message was sent from a notification. We accept incoming email or CALL us. Thanks!
    Our payment through online GCASH ACCOUNT 09362-048-960 to resolve the matter
    After depositing the money you can send us the receipt to confirm
    ACCOUNTING HEAD NAME: BAILON JANICE CALLOS
    Branch Office Address: Yap Building, Gorordo Avenue, Lahug 6000 Cebu City
    Contact # : +639174106705 or +639297795960
    Commission of the Total Sum of ( Php 12,500 ) has been charged on this package for The MAC EXPRESS Duties and Taxes , after then your package we shall be deliver in your home address.
    TABLE CHARGES

    MAC EXPRESS PROCESSING – Php 6,000…NOT PAID
    MAC EXPRESS CLEARANCE – Php 3,500….NOT PAID
    MAC EXPRESS ADMINISTRATIVE – Php 3,000….NOT PAID
    TOTAL PAYMENT – Php 12,500….NOT PAID
    Please settle the Payment :age Shall Be Release, With our Agent Name, Through GCASH to our Branch Office in Philippines, When the money is send to us we can deliver the package to your home address Parcels can travel many thousands of miles through MAC’s sophisticated global network to reach their destinations. MAC does everything we can to ensure packages are always delivered on time and in great condition. Packing your parcels with proper materials and care help ensure your shipments arrive safely and intact.

  122. Rhenz Agdeppa

    Hello po Atty.Howard yano chan..hingi LNG po sana ng advice..ano po dapt kng gawin kc po yung kybgan ko po at yng ate nya nkisosyo sa gas retail ko po kzo nwala po yung pinuhunan nlang tig5k ndukutan po kz AQ sa bayan nmin..wala po aqng pmbyad kz wala po AQ trbho ngaun po ipapadmpot saw po AQ sa nbi..at kakasuhan saw po AQ ng estafa.ano po pwede king gawin..dmi po nya cnsbi papapolice daw po AQ kpg do AQ nkabyad nkikiusap nmn po AQ ng maayos sknya..

  123. Rhenz Agdeppa

    Ang money involved po is 18660 nkpagbgay po AQ ng 3k last week kso ngaun pnplit po nya aqmgbyad til Friday eh wala p nmn po aqpmbyad gawa po ng wala pa po AQ work

  124. Anthony Sipe

    I invested in a company called "Stone of Hope." Its a construction company, each and evry time I'm supposed to get paid, they tellme they need 10 days, 15 days, and then they just stopped taking my messages.

  125. Benjamin Zulueta Sangalang

    Howard Yano Chan Sir pwede po gawan article ung PNP MC 2013-001 GUIDELINES FOR THE DETECTION AND INVESTIGATION OF INVESTMENT FRAUD ano pwede maging kaso ng mga enforcer na kasali sa investment scam.

  126. Benjamin Zulueta Sangalang

    Sir pwede po gawan article ung PNP MC 2013-001 GUIDELINES FOR THE DETECTION AND INVESTIGATION OF INVESTMENT FRAUD ano pwede maging kaso ng mga enforcer na kasali sa investment scam.

  127. Lorna

    Dear Sir/Madaam,

    Good day po ewan ko po if my nag complain s inyo about online paluwagan ang SureCash 100, s una ok nkk pay out but banda huli wl na po nkkpay out at di n nag pakita un founder, deactivate agad Fb account nya pls, help us madmi po kmi na victima. ang Founder c Aim Marie Castillo at kapatid nya si Maricar Castillo taga Bacolod po sila.
    Gusto ko po sceen shot ang picture nya at complan kso pr m send ko din dito kso di pdi s system nyo po.

    Thank u po s pag post d2,

    Sincerely,
    Lorna

  128. Benjamin V Gepilano

    Hi atty. Howard. We really need legal assitance or just an advice. Is there any way for us to recover an investment exceeding small claims limit even though we have no idea where the person resides?? As well as, if the name they provided is legitimate. Can you possibly help us.

  129. Reph

    Hello! Goodevening.

    I am Rephael from Iloilo and I have been a victim of a Scam last week.

    While browsing online shops on Facebook, one online shop caught my attention. They are offering high-end phones for installment basis as a mode of payment. I did send them a message and they require personal details for the installment phone to be processed.

    Because I was interested, I immediately sent them copies of my personal details, ID cards, Birth certificate, etc.

    I gave them these details on Thursday, 8th of September. Also, they require a down payment of P4,500 plus P300 for the shipping fee, which I sent on Friday, 9th of September.

    Following this, they have provided me with a tracking number via LBC. I checked LBC’s website to track it on Saturday, however, no detail was found, I then called LBC’s hotline many times and they have confirmed that the tracking is not valid and even my personal details, including my name are not on their system.

    I began to do a thorough research about the page and I found out that it was actually a SCAM. I searched ‘Scam Gadget Sales’ on Facebook and to my surprise, a lot of people have been scammed already. I then contacted ‘Gadget Sales’ on Facebook, however, I have already been blocked and can no longer send them an email.

    I am asking for help as I believe I am a possible victim of Identity theft and he might use my personal details against me.

    I have the following evidences:

    *Screenshot of the whole conversation
    *Payment/ Deposit Slip from BDO (Smart Money) under Xander Yap Jacob
    *Messages from other victims
    *A Post of a previous victim which I shared on my wall.

  130. Limuel sapnay

    Marami din na scam Itong NES AND EM MERCHANDIZING AND MINI LENDING.,sa bicol po Ito at alam ko po my mga branch din sa ibang lugar.,hanggang ngaun po dipa din Ito nakakasuhan.,multimillion po Nakuha Nila sa mga investor.,dating vice mayor ng magarao,camarines sur po my ari nyan c NESTOR AVENIDO AT MARIA JOY AVENIDO.,warning nlang po yan sa lahat para hnd ma scam katulad ko.,and patulong nlang po Kung panu tlga to makasuhan

  131. lorejun almario

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    YAN PO GINAGAMIT NYA MAG OOPEN SYA

    sir/maam good day nag hanap po ako ng phone sa site nyo may na kita po ako tapus nag msg ako sa kanya tapus nag text, binigay nya yung voters i.d nya na para makilala sya at ma sure na hindi sya scammer, hanggang nag transact na kme nag down ako tapus kapag na recieve kuna yung phone chaka ako mag huhulog ng balance pero hangang ngayon hindi pa sya nag reply or nag mail sakin sabi nya wala pong airbill ang jrs door to door nag tex ako sa kanya hindi na sya nag reply, ito po yung pangalan nya at I.D NUMBER CELESTE ASH KENNETH SAGLES BRGY MAL-ONG ANDA PANGASINAN yan po yung i.d number sa OLX po ewan kulang if saan dyan po sa dalawa, 112587069,1394385, pero yung 11 yan yung sa post nya na i.d number ng buminta sya ng cellphone IPHONE 5S. pa tulong naman po please. salamat po ito po yung number nya 09977335481

  132. Shigeross

    Hello guys. I bought three pairs of shoes from an Instagram online seller. Her name is Jersey Mae Ocampo. Online shop’s name is ootdtrendshop. The shoes arrived but one pair was not the style and color I ordered. I sent her messages, called several times but she never responded nor called back. She totally ignored my plea of helping me. I told her to give me her address so I could ship the shoes back so that she can change it into another available style and color of my preference. I told her I will shoulder all shipment fees. But she still ignored it.. I paid for those shoes on time. I never let her wait. I deserve a better treatment as a customer.

  133. Anonymous

    Patulong naman paano ko po marereport yung scammer sa olx nagdeactivate na po siya at yung number po niya hindi na po macontact paano po yun? Naisanla ko po kasi yung alahas na pamana sakin ng lola ko para dun sa Iphone pero nung binigyan niya po ako ng code hindi po tumugma sa jrs

  134. Christian Sarabia

    I was also scammed laat wednesday at olx by a person named “baby marco” kung saan may ad po siyang samsung s5 sa halaga ng 2000 nagtext ako sa kanya at sabi niya may stroke yung tatay niya kaya parang naawa ako sa kanya. Nang nagsabi ako na kung pwede niya iship yung product dahil sa aklan ako at sa rosales pangasinan siya nag-offer siya ng 1780 na discounted na price so nag-agree ako at pumunta ako sa palawan pawnshop para ipadalipadala yung payment at nagsend siya ng kanyang personal information na RONALD PEREZ 09076665921 ROSALES, PANGASINAN. Pagkatapos niyang maclaim yung payment nag ask siya kung ano ang name at address ko ulit para mapadala through lbc at hindi na nagreply tapos. Nang tawagan ko ulit gamit ang ibang number ko nagsagot siya at sabi na pinaprocess niya palang yung package at nagtext ng isang fake lbc tracking number at fake name ng sender na Justin Fajardo kung saan walang paganito ang lbc. Nagtext ulit na kailan ko padalhin yung HALF ng payment kung saan hindi naman namin pinag-usapan. Tinext ko siya at tinawagan ng ilang beses pero nablack list yung mga number kong ginamit sa pagtawag sa kanya. Sana matulungan niyo po ako at sana di rin kayo mabiktima sa kanya lalo nang malapit ang new year. Sana may makatulung pa sa akin

  135. Peter Beck

    Beware “Acelgadgets” on line store selling smart phones. Its a scam site. Buy a smartphone from them and you pay your money but you will never see any phone.
    The way they operate is simple. They plant ads on OLX and similar sites, and when you get to the ad, there will be a note “visit our website” and then if you go there, you will see 15 smartphones on display at reasonable prices. Having the website, give a legitimate look to the scam business. To have such a website only costs $5 a month, so the scammers can well afford that.
    When you txt them, all your questions are answered and the sweet talk goes on, and everything looks in order and they will bait you with discounts if you buy two phones.
    Several warning signs. One, the site has no physical address. Location is given as “Batangas”. Second, there are no “testimonials” on the site, and when you try to input a testimonial you will find the function disabled.
    There are pictures of the supposedly busy office piling dozens of parcels for “LBC delivery” but your purchase will never join that pile since they “deliver by van door to door’ to “save expenses” so “just wait and your purchase will be there soon but please allow for the Christmas traffic”. You will be waiting forever.
    Beware the sellers with provincial addresses. A provincial address allows them time to make excuses about delayed delivery, and gives them time to try to sell you more “bargains” “because you are a loyal customer” and “they are so sorry about the delay due to the Christmas rush and the office being closed for Christmas”. It is nonsense that anyone in Batangas will be doing door to door delivery into Metro Manila.
    It is so easy to set up these fake sites, that a child could do it.
    Never send money on trust that the seller will deliver an item. Some might, but many will not. Meet ups is the way to go or avoid altogether.
    To all the scammers at “Axcelgadgets” my wish is that you should shove all your phones up your arses. It will not hurt much since your phones do not exist.”
    To members of the publc, be aware and be warned.

  136. kaz

    hi, I need advise, i sent money thru palawan pawnshop and they keyed in the name of the recipient wrong. The receiver cannot claim the money because the name on the receipt doesn’t match to his identification.The recipient was advised by the personnel during his first attempt to claim the money that the transaction will be cancelled and was assured that he can get the money as soon as the sender had the information straighten out. I hurriedly went back to the branch but they are already closed, returned next day and had the name corrected in which they did but when the receiver went back to their branch he was informed that the money was already released to someone else.
    I tried reaching out to them (customer care help line thru chat, phone number and email ) multiple times asking assistance but was given run around. I requested to have the money returned to me as i consider the transaction null and void, they had me file a letter complaint but when i check on their terms and condition, it states the following;

    17) For transactions reported by the Sender as fraudulent, request for information by the Sender shall be evaluated by management and processed only upon submission of pertinent documents. All other request for information by persons other than the Sender, shall be disclosed by PEPP only to authorities and only when legally compelled by a valid subpoena or similar legal process.

    18) Complaints regarding this remittance must be submitted in writing and received by the PEPP location where the Sender placed his remittance within fifteen (15) calendar days from date of remittance. Any complaint after said period shall no longer be accommodated.

    19) All claims or suits regarding this transaction shall be filed in the courts of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan only, to the exclusion of all other courts.

    do i need to file a case or secure a subpoena to have my request/ complaint processed? they have a lot of inefficient personnel who doesn’t want to help you instead push you around.

    I feared that they will push me around again.

  137. Limuel sapnay

    NES AND EM .,nestor avenido ang may ari.,scammer yan.,daming naloko sa bicol.,balita ko lumipat sa benget at pangasinan.,ingat kau

    1. Badong

      Nestor avenido former vice mayor ng magarao camarines sur.,ingat kau jan sa taong yan.,at sa pamilya nya.,best scammer sa bicol

  138. Analiza

    Magandang hapon poh n scam pho ako ubos pera ko 3million pati bahay ko nasangla dahl sakagostuhan kong mabalik ang pera ko diko akalain n niluko lang pala ako.sana poh matulongan nyo ako salamat

  139. Analiza

    Magandang hapon poh n scam pho ako ubos pera ko 3million pati bahay ko nasangla dahl sakagostuhan kong mabalik ang pera ko diko akalain n niluko lang pala ako nag ensue sila saakin nang check talbog nmn please Tolongan nyopoh ako salamat

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