Woman loses P35,125 in text scam PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 16:05

A 28-year-old woman appeared at the central police station yesterday to file a complaint against seven persons who conned her of her P35,135 by telling her that she won P650,000 in a raffle draw.

The victim, whose identity has been withheld, told the police that last April 17, she received a text message, informing her that she had won P650,000 in a raffle draw.

Taking a chance, the woman communicated with the person who informed her of her supposed luck.
The woman told the police that the five persons, who identified themselves as Marlyn Diaz, Allan Roa Baller, Jenny Perez, James Gatchallan, Atty. Miguel Ramos, Raul Perez and Amanda Salvador, all from Metro Manila, talked to her over the phone and told her that she really won in the raffle draw.

Ramos told her that he is the over-all manager of Western Union money transfer, Raul Perez introduced her that he is from the Bureau of Internal Revenue, Manila and Salvador told her that she was from Land Bank.

As their communications continued, Jenny Perez told the victim that she should send them P35,135 as processing fee before she can claim the P650,000.

Immediately, the victim sent the amount to Jenny via Western Union but later she discovered that it was a hoax.

The victim listed the cell phone numbers used by the suspects in communicating her as follows —  0905 601 9318, 0927 819 8770, 0906 243 1878 and 0905 648 9720.

Many cell phone owners including this reporter had received similar messages from text senders informing that they won a big amount in a raffle draw. — Dan Toribio Jr.