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SCAM: YOU WON 300 000 PESOS AND HONDA CR-V

I received this message on my phone through SMS:

“CONGRATULATIONS! Ur cel # WON Php300, 000 & 1 HONDA CR-V last 02/18/10. For inquiries call this #. This is Ed Pascua, of Phil.Info.Center. Permit #0292 series 2010.”

My question then is: How come that he can give Php300, 000 pesos plus a Honda CR-V and yet he cannot even call me and instead requested me to call him for inquiries? And BTW, I can’t remember any raffle draw I joined in the past 12 months.


This is just one typical example that spreads through mobile text messages. Most people though are aware of these scams and quickly reject it. But there are still people who are victimized by these obvious traps. Some even give money to retrieve the promised prizes. Be careful, when it is too good to be true, it’s probably not true.

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  1. Why are other people like this,they are crazy !!! They want to fool others be careful with these scams.They also sent me messages like these.

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  2. yup...these are very widespread...It's actually the third time I had this kind of text message.

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  3. I just received it last night and my gut told me that it's a lie, but some silly part of me wanted to believe it to be true...
    Anyway, thanks for this helpful info!

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  4. You have really great taste on catch article titles, even when you are not interested in this topic you push to read it.

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  5. i also got this text message a few minutes ago. and i replied back: Scam!

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  6. I advise not to REPLY. Why? Because, it will validate the existence of your number and more scam messages may come. Hopefully it will not happen to you.
    God bless!

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  7. ...............grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr i,m in the middle of writing an email when i received this kind of msgs... which think a scam... so i called the number...anyway im unli hehehe... then i noticed the lady i spoke to was not confident enough on her statements so i drop my call. tip if u got any of this deceiving txt or call.. research first before believing.. any1 could do this.. but not to pipz who investigate.

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  8. i also got this msg 1wk ago,akala q totoo,un pla hndi,tinawagan q pa naman.

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  9. hehehe.... nabuwisit sa akin ung nagtxt....kala nya mauuto ako.. kala mo totoo ang mga KUPAl they told me through txtkc pinagloloko ko sila ang reply nila goes this way " Sorry to inform that your prizes are alraedy forfieted due to negligence and lack of cooperation . Publication on follows d day after tommorro at Phil daily Star w/ permit #0292 ser of 2010. We will just sent you a formal letter 2 ur address ... better lack next time!!!!!!!" ...Bakit kaya may mga taong GANITO mahilig kumita sa DI PinagHirapan at nandadamay pa sa mg inosenteng Tao >>>Beware to this # 09053116889.......

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  10. i also got this msg just this morning and i even called the guy and the person he told me responsible for the prizes to be claimed hehehe... very smart voice but not so convincing.. practically their voice sounds like parang probi kasi may accent ng bisaya not fluent kung magtagalog.. nagttaka ako bakit for the lapse of 1 mo from march 10, 2011 at now ko lang nalaman, that guy Mr. James Larcon daw from Beneto Cosmetics International Co. who is the chairman of the board kuno! urging me to immediately insured the HONDA CR-V in my name and must pay the insurance fee of 6k more or less until 6pm today .. wahhh! mga people wag kayong paloloko sa mga taong ito..sila ang mga taong gustong kumain at the expense of others.. mga tamad ang mga manlolokong ito.....

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  11. Sigh.... it was too good to be true, I knew it! Besides, wouldn't these dumb asses state which in specific raffle I won? LOL. I wish it was though xD

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  12. got a msg also this morning......wonder how i won without joining any raffly stuff.....oh..money money....its all about the money...money....

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  13. Thanks for all these information that I read. Hope we should learn our lesson, not to trust or believe on those text messages.It's all about money..God bless!

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  14. Same experience same text message I got this morning YOUR # WON TOYOTA AVANZA W/ 300 THOU VIA ELECTRONIC LAST AUG. 08, 2011. FOR DETAILS, PLEASE CALL NOW STEVE BURGOS OF PHIL. INFO. CENTER ON THIS #. -- SCAMMER'S NUMBER IS 09057617616 BEWARE!!

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  15. Dear everyone,
    y dont you report these kind of people.. kwawa nmn mga mabibiktima..

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  16. CONGRATULATIONS!!!Your # WON TOYOTA VIOS J. Plus 350thou.via electronic raffle last March.26.2012.For details,please call now ROLANDO GOMEZ.of Phil. Info. Center on this #.

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  17. i just receive this morning Name:
    Number: +639161873107
    Content:
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!Your # WON TOYOTA AVANZA w/ 300 thou via electronic last Apr.27.2012.For details,please call now ALAN FUNTES. Of Phil.Info.Center on this #.
    Time: 7/2/2012 8:08:29 AM
    may i know if this true or scam

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    1. Your just fucking stupid if you think this is true. you don't even apply on any raffle and you won a car plus 300k. idiot

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  18. Guys, i received also text message that i won a toyota avanza. Good thing, i was able to received, too, a warning from NTC (as it appeared on my inbox, definitely not a scam). They are encouraging citizens to call 9213251 or 9267722 to report these scams. I did it and was required to email my formal report at ospac@ntc.gov.ph indicating (1) the text message you received (2) the number of the sender of the message.

    We can browse the net, watch youtube and do anything on facebook for several hours. Sending email to NTC i think is no difficult task as a citizen of this country. AKO ANG SIMULA =))

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  19. i just want to ask if the person that sending the message is working on your company his name was Greg Kho..

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  20. gud day.... nakatanggap dn po akong tx messages...
    CONGRATULATION!!!!YOUR #WON TOYOTA VIOS J. PLUS 350THOU. VIA ELECTRONOC RAFFLE LAST OCT.29.2012.. FOR DETAILS PLEASE CALL NOW ROLANDO GOMEZ OF PIL.INFO.CENTER ON THIS #.. (DATED, JAN.2,2013)...
    then he ask me a money para dw mabayarn ang insurance ng sasakyan..nagpadala dn po ako pero kalahati lng.. sponsored dw ng FINO LEATHERWARE PHILS. ung raffle..till jan.4 dw idedeliver dw ung prize ko.. ok lets see.. from cebu dw galing ung prize...

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  21. i got the exact same text msg re; won toyota vios j. plus 350k via electr raffle on nov5/12. thinking it might b real, i followed n called this phil. info ctr (0927-776-0407)n spoke to rolando gomez's secr named irene castro who reiterated i won this in conjuction w/ fino leatherware. told me to call rommel bautista (0916-730-6446) who heads Fino, who btw didn't sound or talked like someone who's a big cheese. i got suspicious so i asked for their DTI#, n he became very agitated n hung-up on me right away. I called irene back n got the same response when i asked for their DTI#. i wl file a formal complaint/report to www.ntc.gov.ph shortly to warn others of this type of scam.

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  22. I received also this text that i won this kind of electronic raffle draw how come that i won i never joined this raffle.. This is the text i received this last jan. 9, 2013..
    CONGRATULATION!!!!YOUR #WON TOYOTA VIOS J. PLUS 350THOU. VIA ELECTRONOC RAFFLE LAST NOV.5.2012.. FOR DETAILS PLEASE CALL NOW ROLANDO GOMEZ OF PIL.INFO.CENTER ON THIS #.

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  23. ..some people are crazy like dis scammers thats why many people are victim for scamm. SO HOW CAN WE STOP THEME???

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  24. hi there, a certan allan sy from phil. info center 092776840026 i talked to his secretary, at first fluent to speak to me but when i asked her what department they are her voice trembled, she told me to call rommel bautista again how to claim my vios and 350k cash, mr rommel sensed that i recorded our conversation he cut off our conversation, are these people existing they are using the name of your office phil information center

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  25. Hey guys! I just received a message from this number 09265112312 stating that Congratulations!!! Your # won Toyota Hilux G. w/ 300 thou via electronic raffle last Dec. 14, 2012. For details, please call Miguel Ang of Philippine Information Center on this #. So I called the #, the one who answered my call was Sandra Soriano, according to her she was the secretary of the Chairman of Philippine Information Center. She told me to call Mr. Angelo Basa the Chairman of Beneton International located in Olonggapo. So I called the number of this Angelo Basa. When I talked to him, I told him how come I won a prize and I don't even join a raffle. He said your mobile number was selected. And he said this is lapse already, the draw was last Dec. 12, 2012 and why only now u called. I told him I just received the message. Then he told me to call back in 10 minutes. Not even 10 minutes later, he sent a text message telling me to call. I realized that it was a scam, I responded with his message, and I said why you don't have a load to call me? People out there, beware of this type of bs scam.

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  26. Yes, all of you are right...there are still people who believe in this scam...I am one of them...First they ask me an amount to pay for the comprehensive insurance of the vehicle, btw according to them I won Toyota Hillux. So in order for them to deliver it to me, it needs to travel because it will be coming from Cebu. They let me choose the type of insurance, of course I choose the lowest. After I sent the amount, 7,700. They called again telling me that LTO is requiring a complete comprehensive insurance for a luxury vehicle. Then ask me to add 8200 more. Now the next day, it will be shipped to Manila already however they called again telling me that we need to put the vehicle in a container van because Sulpicio Lines won't allow luxury vehicle not in a container van. They ask me to send 15,200...and therefore I sent 15,200. They said the shipment will arrive at Pier 12 at 2-3 pm the next day. They will text me once they arrive. Now on the next day, to my surprise they said that he's in subic because the ship stopped over there and for us to send the vehicle to manila is through a mover. Again they ask me to send them 5,000 more for the mover. Of course as I have said I am one of their victims. To the last 5000 I still sent. Maybe many of you will call me "tanga" or fool as it is really the right term for me...Hopefully there will be no more victims like me and let this serve as a warning that they would always let it seem real so that you'll be hooked. For the scammers I pity them...Hopefully they change.

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    1. thanks for sharing your bad experience....i rcvd txt msgs same with you from certain Mr. Jess Briones (cp#09174314072) of PIC to call Ms Janet lewis, an english accent voice (cp#09062238855)to claim the prize. I asked her how i won the prize I did not join to any raffle draw, she replied immediately that she will check my winning number and will call me soon but she did not call anymore...beware for this is scam bug....jr recto

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  27. got the same txt.. but i shall not be fooled.

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    1. got the same txt from MONICA SISON OF Philippine Information Service that I won Toyota Wego and a cash of 350K from Fino Leatherware Inc. th chairman of the boad is Mr. Joel Boñalez, kawawa ompany new ginagamit sa SCAM...."tanga" lang ang pumatol,, kaya lang madami din nabbiktima..... manigas sana sila sa pinaggagawa nila

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  28. just received txt now that i won toyota hilux & 300k. hehe!

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  29. GOOD ONE!

    notes: 1. there is no P.I.O. office.

    2. only network operators will do a random mobile number
    draw.and will use special numbers,most of the time 4
    digit(**** pepsi:2929, BIR:9777, ETC) when sending
    information or instruction/s.

    3. in most cases, contestants/consumers are required to
    register by filling up a raffle coupon or via SMS
    (like papsi's: Hataw araw-araw-daily car draw and
    BIR's Premyo sa Resibo), to be sent to special
    numbers(as stated above).

    4. Prizes, be it cash or goods(like Vehicle/s), may be
    taxable! Other than that, a winner is no longer required
    to pay for anything(maybe the car registration). Winner
    is NOT required make bank deposit to ensure his/her
    prize.

    5. As stated by the author/writer/blogger: If it's TOO GOOD
    to be true, IT IS NOT TRUE!

    6. Don't expect a vehicle+cash to be delivered right at
    your doorstep! If you wanna win that Lotto Jackpot, you
    would have to pay for your ticket. Cars to be given
    away by your favorite shopping mall? You would need to
    shed at least the minimum purchase requirement.
    On promotions and raffles,LUCK doesn't come for free!
    the INITIAL expense comes BEFORE YOU WIN, you don't get
    to win without joining, and you don't get to win without
    spending/buying. after winning, comes the second wave of
    expense... on car/s or house/s, it's probably tax.
    on cash prizes, it's the pakain ka/balato naman diyan!

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  30. Apparently, they are still using the same number. i just received a message stating that I won 350k and a Toyotoa Vios! I hope people will not fall into this kind of trap.

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  31. me too.just this morning i got a text from a certain Carlos Samonte w/cp #09272524271 instructing me to call him because acc to him I won a toyota vios w/350k cash.So I called the cp no and a certain Irene Tayag,who is the secretary of Carlos Samonte kuno told me that my CP no. won who had a tie up w/Ricaro Intl.Co. daw and ask me to call Rommil Bautista.but when i searched the internet,there is no such name of the company.but in the first dial that i made,i know it's a scam.i just need to satisfy myself on how the are going to move.

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  32. I got this text message from 09179359613 at 9:48 am on December 4, 2013: "CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your # WON 1 UNIT NEW TOYOTA VIOS W/350Thou Via Electronic Raffle Promo. Last 09/27/13 For More Details. Please Call Now. Evangeline Maglaya of Phil..Info..Center in This #"
    When I called 09179359613, Evangeline Maglaya referred me to Recaro Company International at 0917-936-8847 and look for Mr. Tony Santos Rivera.
    To satisfy myself as to the truthfulness of this matter, I called 0917-936-8847 and Mr. Tony Santos Rivera received my call and asked me why I called only now when the raffle was last September. Then he informed me that my phone number shall be verified and wait for 15 minutes before calling back.

    My Observations:
    1. If they are legitimate employees of those companies mentioned, they should be using landline numbers, not private cellular phone numbers;
    2. If they are legitimate employees of those companies mentioned, they should be speaking in a lively and well modulated voice. Are these companies hiring employees whose English speaking skills seemed to have not passed the speech laboratory test;
    3. If they are legitimate employees of those companies mentiond, they should be the one calling me if the matter is of truthful intention.

    Conclusion:
    They are fake.

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  33. i have received a text message as well. here's the content of the message

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! YOUR # WON 1 UNIT NEW TOYOTA VIOS WITH 350 THOU VIA ELECTRONIC RAFFLE PROMO LAST 10/07/13 FOR MORE DETAILS PLEASE CALL NOW. ROSA DE VERA OF PHILIPPINE INFORMATION CENTER IN THIS NO.

    SENDER: 09179369025

    -first i sent a txt message to the sender above telling if i won the promo how come i am the one who's suppose to call them. then after a few mins she called. as i was talking to her she explained and applogized that the promo has lapsed the said promo date f oct. 7 2013. then she ased me to call KIKO CONCEPCION of RECARO INTERNATIONAL COMPANY which she said was the chairman of the boad.

    this so called chairman of the board called me and asked to call after 15 mins to check if my no. is the one which won the raffle. we talked and i asked a ot of questions so much questions that came to the point he got annoyed.

    he was asking me to pay insurance of 7,200 so that the unit will be shipped from cebu to my place. then this is the point where argument begin.

    i was asking what was the dti permit no. of the promo and the conduction sticker of the car unit... they didn't replied!!!!!!

    FUCKERS!!!

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  34. Me too..I received this message this morning and i called the number appeared in..i kept on interrogating the lady how i won..but she keep on repeating the word because it was electronically drawn etc..i told her to claim the prize that would be my gift for Christmas. .hahaha.....

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  35. Actually, I have just received the same message today, asking me to immediately call Robert Chan for raffle confirmation. I phoned the sender then since my mobile can call the number free of charge and looked for Mr. Chan. Someone, who introduced herself as Clarissa Montero of Philippine Information Center, immediately answered (in a non-professional accent) that she is Mr. Chan's secretary. This alleged secretary advised me to call Ernesto Davide @ 0946-5140644. I asked her who's Mr. Davide and she said, Chairman of Calvin Klien. Accordingly, CK in cooperation of PIC had electronic raffle draw sometime in October of this year and my number was luckily picked as the winner of Toyota Hi-Lux and Php 300,000. At first, I felt really lucky but of course I am already aware with this kind of "modus operandi". I searched then who's currently CK's Chairman and it's not Ernesto Davide. I also searched for "scam" until I see this site. To all, PLEASE BEWARE!

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  36. Got the same text message 20minutes ago from this number..09068008196..i googled phil info center and saw this..i'm tempted to call and say "please stop lying. Get a decent job. It's for your own good(in filipino)".

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  37. I got same text message just yesrday. It says i won toyota hi-lux and 300.000 pesos last dec 20,2013 raffle draw and it says to call them back on same number to know how to claim the prizes. I called the number and spoke to clarissa montero cp#09068008196 secretary of phil info center "kuno" and she said i need to call jonecio pactoran with cp#09465140644 and i spoke to jonecio he said his chairman on the board of calvin klien he said my prizes was still there in thier office and thier waiting for me to call since dec 20,2013, i though its true at first. He did the same with other he said to call him back after 10mins because he will phil info center to verify if my number is the one who won and he asked me to send him my full name,b-day and address and wait his text back ,so i sent my info to him And he texted me back said congrats! Its true ur number was won and call me back,i called him back and he said good things about my winning prizes and later on he said i only have untill 5pm today to claim the prizer according to calvin klien,i said what? Im in manila and he said thier office was in cebu and present time is 1pm.he said dont worry i will help you since we only have untill 5pm i can transfer the owneship of toyota hilux and the check under to yor name before 5pm but we need to pay for an attorney,after he said that, ive thinked ths is scam,i told jonecio calvin klien is a big company and you dont have own attorney?he said they have but by transfering the ownership is not included in the prize..hehe i told him i will not give any money unless i can make sure that its true. He said ok and he hung up..hehe guys be careful with those text messages its scam,dont send any money.

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  38. me too.. i receive txt ,CONGRATULATIO!!!! Your# WON 1 UNIT OF NEW TOYOTA WIGO W/350Thou Via Electronic Raffle Pomo.Last Dec 20,2013 For More Details.PLEASE CALL NOW.KATHRYN MAGLAYA OF PHIL INFO..CENTER IN THIS #09177658018..

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  39. HE HE ,, AS OF MARCH 4 10:02 AM I RECEIVE THAT TEXT SCAM.IT"S JUST A GIFT FOR MY B-DAY HA HA LOLZ,,KALA NILA TANGA LANG TAO,, SABI BUKAS ANG DELIVERY ,,BABALIKAN AKO PARA SA TPL PARA MARIHESTRO AGAD ANG SASAKYAN AGAD PINAPILI PA AKO COMPREHENSIVE BA O TPL HA HA ETC....HAYYYY,,,SCAMMER'S SHUT UP...

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  42. Last January 12, 2016, I received a message and a call from Marco Yang (0995 554 3290) which according to him is working under Phillipine Information Center (which is dapat Philippine Information Agecy) that I won a Ford Ranger 2015 Model and 150,00 php. Tawagan ko raw si Romy Diola (0977 442 5550) from Hamiliton International Company to know how to claim my prize. Yes until now (2016) people like them exists. Tumawag ako then sinabi itext ko raw name and address ko. Tinext ko lang nickname and kung nasaang city ako. Then Tumawag ako ang sabi tatawagan daw ako pero hindi na tumawag sakin. After a month finollow up ko dahil iniisip ko paano kung totoo pala.. May tumawag sakin unknown number di ko nasagot kaya ang sabi “Ok walang problima .kong ayaw sagutin. Yun pala un ung Romy Diola (0995 514 2000). Nagtext din sakin na “Please be informed that forfeiture of your prizes will be published tomorrow at Phil. Star. Please get your copy. Better luck next time!” Then out of curiosity na mahuli ang modus nila nagtext ako kung paano ko macleclaim kasi nga di nagsasabi kung paano, palaging sinasabing itext ko raw sakanila name and address ko. Ayun nagsend ako ng maling name and address. Tumawag sakin ung Romy Diola. Sa Cebu ko pa raw pwedeng i-claim yung prize ko. If gusto ko raw ipadala nila dito, magpadala raw ako ng 2 Valid ID, Sedula and cash for the insurance and registration fee of the car. I was asking kung pwede muna nilang abonohan but saan daw sila kukuha ng worth 5000 pesos na pang abono ng mga employee. So I told them if pwedeng abonohan nalang muna ng company nila instead pro ang sagot sakin di daw pwede yun dahil prize ko raw un. When I asked kung ano ang DTI permit number and ang sabi sakin ay confidential daw ung promo kaya walang DTI permit number at di na raw kailangan ng DTI permit number ng electronic draw. Ang hindi niya alam na nagwowork ako sa company na may mga promos and that I know na lahat ng klase ng promo kailangan may DTI. I-pupublish daw yung pagkaforfeit ng prize ko sa Phil Star how could you post sa newspaper ng promo na di dumaan kay DTI. Nasabi ko rin na padalahan ako ng sulat o e-mail na nanalo ako pero ang sabi di daw sila pwedeng magpadala ng ganun dahil nga confidential ung promo. Better Luck Next Time Po!!! Let us all beware!!!

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  43. Last January 12, 2016, I received a message and a call from Marco Yang (0995 554 3290) which according to him is working under Phillipine Information Center (which is dapat Philippine Information Agecy) that I won a Ford Ranger 2015 Model and 150,00 php. Tawagan ko raw si Romy Diola (0977 442 5550) from Hamiliton International Company to know how to claim my prize. Yes until now (2016) people like them exists. Tumawag ako then sinabi itext ko raw name and address ko. Tinext ko lang nickname and kung nasaang city ako. Then Tumawag ako ang sabi tatawagan daw ako pero hindi na tumawag sakin. After a month finollow up ko dahil iniisip ko paano kung totoo pala.. May tumawag sakin unknown number di ko nasagot kaya ang sabi “Ok walang problima .kong ayaw sagutin. Yun pala un ung Romy Diola (0995 514 2000). Nagtext din sakin na “Please be informed that forfeiture of your prizes will be published tomorrow at Phil. Star. Please get your copy. Better luck next time!” Then out of curiosity na mahuli ang modus nila nagtext ako kung paano ko macleclaim kasi nga di nagsasabi kung paano, palaging sinasabing itext ko raw sakanila name and address ko. Ayun nagsend ako ng maling name and address. Tumawag sakin ung Romy Diola. Sa Cebu ko pa raw pwedeng i-claim yung prize ko. If gusto ko raw ipadala nila dito, magpadala raw ako ng 2 Valid ID, Sedula and cash for the insurance and registration fee of the car. I was asking kung pwede muna nilang abonohan but saan daw sila kukuha ng worth 5000 pesos na pang abono ng mga employee. So I told them if pwedeng abonohan nalang muna ng company nila instead pro ang sagot sakin di daw pwede yun dahil prize ko raw un. When I asked kung ano ang DTI permit number and ang sabi sakin ay confidential daw ung promo kaya walang DTI permit number at di na raw kailangan ng DTI permit number ng electronic draw. Ang hindi niya alam na nagwowork ako sa company na may mga promos and that I know na lahat ng klase ng promo kailangan may DTI. I-pupublish daw yung pagkaforfeit ng prize ko sa Phil Star how could you post sa newspaper ng promo na di dumaan kay DTI. Nasabi ko rin na padalahan ako ng sulat o e-mail na nanalo ako pero ang sabi di daw sila pwedeng magpadala ng ganun dahil nga confidential ung promo. Better Luck Next Time Po!!! Let us all beware!!!

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