A Duterte text scam using President Rodrigo Duterte’s name has victimized a Sta.Rosa, Laguna resident.
According to a news report, a certain Atty. Jay Santiago texted the victim saying that he won Php 790,000 from the President Duterte Foundation.
“Ayon sa kanya (biktima), nakatanggap po siya ng isang text message mula sa nagpapakilalang foundation daw ng ating Presidente Duterte,” said PO3 Jose Farol III.
The Duterte text scam said that the victim’s cell no. is a 2nd Price Winner and to claim, winner must call the celllphone no. provided.
It even contained some details that will make it believable, like a DTI no. series.
However, before claiming the said large amount of prize money, this alleged scammer had a condition. The victim must send money amounting to Php 5800.
Unfortunately, this Sta.Rosa, Laguna resident heeded to this request and even sent money twice. And even up until he was reporting the incident, to authorities, the said Atty. Jay Santiago was still asking for money.
Police authorities now warns the public to be vigilant and not to easily believe such text messages,.
“Para maiwasan po natin waga na lang po nating pansinin o halimbawa wala naman tayong tinatayaan na raffle na ganyan o mga promo wag po tayong magexpect agad,” added PO3 Jose Farol III.
An investigation will follow and the cellphone no. of the alleged scammer will be used as a lead to know the identity of said Atty. Jay Santiago.