How to find and go after scammers
June 30, 2009
You entrusted your money to a person you believed was trustworthy but, in the end, you were deceived and now that person is gone.
You have been scammed.
If you know where they are, you can report scammers to the authorities in the Philippines.
But if they cannot anymore be found, you can resort to creative means of finding them. Just like having a paid advertisement on newspapers.
I was browsing through old newspapers at home when I found a relatively large (read: expensive) paid ad in the Philippine Daily Inquirer. It’s not advertising a company or product but, rather, plastering the faces of two people being hunted down by the police for Syndicated Estafa.
The ad goes:
Notice to the Public
The Regional Trial Court, Branch 24, of Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, issued a Warrant of Arrest against the abovenamed persons for Syndicated Estafa, punishable under Section 1 of Presidential Decree 1689.
P500,000 will be rewarded for information leading to the arrest of the abovenamed individuals (Lucien Balteza and Milagros Balteza).
They are residents of Imus, Cavite.
Please call or send text message to:
Smart – 09182581440
Globe – 09151147520
Sun – 09229590677
A big-sized ad such as the one above surely was an expensive ad that may run in the thousands of pesos.
But if that’s an effective way of locating the scammers and retrieving money lost to them, it just might be worth it.
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