Zamcelco warns vs swindlers PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 16 September 2011 17:04

The Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Zamcelco) yesterday warned member-consumers of an alleged band of unscrupulous individuals pretending to be bonafide employees of the cooperative.

The warning came in the wake of the recent complaint of Rafaela delos Santos of Putik, who claimed to have been victimized last week by a group of 10 persons (male and  female) informing her of an alleged promo of the cooperative.

In her letter dated September 13, 2011 to Zamcelco acting General Manager Jesus Y. Castro, Mrs. Delos Santos said the group enticed her to shell out P10,500 and be entitled to a 20% discount from her electric bills.

Saying that she does not have the amount, the group allegedly offered another “promo” in the amount of P5,000 and still be entitled to the 20% discount.
Delos Santos further said the group told her that if she will pay right away the sum of  P500, her balance will only be P3,900.

“Unfortunately, without analyzing what they offered whether it is really true or not, I gave P500  to the group. They only wrote some figures at the back of my electric
bill”, said Mrs. Delos Santos in her letter.

It was only when she inquired from Mr. Federico C. Perez, OIC of the Power Use Division, ISD, Zamcelco that she learned that the coop has no such on-going “promo”.
“We are coming out with this urgent notice to our member-consumers for them to be wary and not to easily fall prey to persons totally unknown to them  and who try to promote something about the cooperative especially concerning monetary benefits”, said Castro.

“Instead, we advise them to make a report to our office immediately whenever they are suspicious of the characters they confront with,” Castro said.

According to the Zamcelco management, the cooperative always comes up with public announcements whenever promotional activities are being undertaken.