It is indeed really hard to trust someone you only met online. There are already a lot of cases of fraud online, especially with money matters. Unfortunately, the common target of these scammers are OFWs who are working so hard to give a better life for their families in the Philippines.
A certain JennelleDhaiDhaiManlapiz, OFW in Saudi Arabia, posted in her social media accounts regarding her recent encounter with a scammer who asked money from her.
According to her, she met Ariel King Gicutano Jr. on Facebook. Gicutano claims to be a soldier stationed at 46IB and was assigned in Lanao Del Sur.
Later on, they became a couple. However, Gicutano started to ask money from her saying that he needs money to pay for the gun that he mortgaged.
“…AT THE TIME NANGUTANG SYA NG PERA SAAKIN KC DAW NASANGLA NYADAW ANG BARIL NG MAJOR NILA AT NAGKATAON NG MAG INVENTURY SILA AT KAILANGAN NYA NG PANGTUBUS AT MAIBALIK ANG BARIL KAI MAJOR,” says Manlapaz.
Gicutano allegedly pleaded her for some money. And because she got pity on him, she sent him P40,000. But just after one week, he again asked for money amounting to P31,000. She asked for money from her employer that she sent to her boyfriend.
“NAGMMAKAWA SYA SA AKIN KC SABI NYA PAG HND MATUBUS YUNG BARIL NG MAJOR NILA MATANGGALAN SYA NG LICENSE PAGKA ARMY AT MAKUKULONG SYA AT AKO NAMAN AY MAAWAIN AT NANIWALA SA MGA SINASABI NYA PINADALHAN KO SYA NG PANG TUBUS 40K+ AT MAKALIPAS ANG ISANG LINGGO NAGKA PROBLEMA NANAMAN SYA KX SABI NYA NAMATAY MAMA NYA AT ANOTHER NEED MY HELP NANAMAN NAGPADALA NNMN AKO NG 31K+ KHT NAGKA UTANG2X N AKO SA EMPLOYER KO AT KHT ALAM KONG PATI PAMILYA KO SINUGAL KONA HND KUNA MAPADALHAN NGDAHIL SA KANYA BXTA LANG MATULONGAN KOSYA,” she added.
However, the worst part came when Gicutano deactivated his social media accounts and everything that connects them. What’s also confusing is the name that was used to receive the money. It was not the same as the full name of Gicutano.
The receiver’s name is Danny Boy Malayon Pandacan from MalungonSarangani Province.
Manlapaz hopes that through her post, she can find the real person behind this illegal activity.
HI TO ALL FACEBOOK FRIENDS KUNG SINO MAN PO. NKAKAKILA SA SUNDALO NA ITO … . NAKILALA KO SYA BILANG SI ARIEL KING…