Businessman offers P1M for info leading to arrest of 3 alleged ‘scammers’

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 01/28/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A Cebu-based businessman, through his lawyer, is offering P1 million for information that can lead to the arrest of three people, whom the former claimed to have duped him of his money through…

8 Palace ‘appointees’ fall for gov’t job scam

Nestor Corrales - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ 01/28/2023

They were raring to be sworn in at Malacañang as “presidential appointees.” And why not? They had already “paid” for their positions. Alas, eight people apparently fell victim to a scam that tricked them into thinking they…

‘Double your money’ scam victims seek Ahong’s help

Futch Anthony Inso 01/24/2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — A group of individuals asked has asked the assistance of Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan after they were allegedly victimized by a “double your money” scam. The alleged suspect took away a…

PART 1: What are overpayment scams and how do scammers prey on small tourism players?

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It all began with a picture of a child in a hospital bed, connected to an intravenous line. Her hand was wrapped with thick gauze, and her eyes were closed.   The photo…

PDEA-7 warns public against person who claims to be fiscal, extorts money for dropping cases

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 10/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) warns the public against individuals, who introduce themselves as fiscals and extort money in exchange for the withdrawal of illegal drug cases. Leia Alcantara,…

Cebu archdiocese strikes down solicitation scam

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Archdiocese of Cebu has warned the public of a fake solicitation letter circulating here.  In a post on their official social media handles, the Roman Catholic Church told faithfuls not to entertain…

NTC to telcos: Warn subscribers vs spam texts, fake job offers

Beatrice Pinlac - @inquirerdotnet 05/28/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has directed telecommunications firms to warn their subscribers against the wave of spam text messages offering spurious job openings.  In a statement on Saturday, NTC urged DITO, Globe and Smart…

Dalogdog: Follow proper procedure in processing docs to avoid being victimized by scammers

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 11/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines –In processing documents such as renewal of visas, the public must follow the proper procedure rather than entrusting this to strangers for supposed to be hassle-free transactions which may turn out to be more…

Cebu City dad suspects sabotage, scam over cadaver storage

Dyrecka Letigio 08/17/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak said there may have been a scam perpetrated by some funeral parlors with regards to storing deceased bodies in the city. This he said after meeting with…

Alleged scammer nabbed after taking away over P200k from victims

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Operatives from the National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) arrested an alleged scammer for taking away more than P200,000 in cash from multiple victims through various schemes. The suspect was identified…

Cebu City dad warns public about “dawat-dawat”

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor David Tumulak is warning people about the “dawat-dawat” scheme that has scammed a number of city residents. Dawat-dawat or Rotating Credit System is an informal money-lending system that would allow…

SCAM ALERT: Someone’s using Archdiocese of Cebu official’s name to solicit money 

Futch Anthony Inso 10/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines–The spokesperson of the Archdiocese of Cebu, Monsignor Joseph Tan, is warning the public of a netizen who is using his name on Facebook to solicit money. Tan told CDN Digital that he discovered the fake…

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