How to find and report scammers in the Philippines


You’ve been scammed. You entrusted your money to a person you thought was trustworthy but, in the end, you were deceived and now that person — and perhaps your money — is gone.

If you know where they are, you can report scammers to the authorities in the Philippines. Click the image below for contact details of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) or the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

But if the fraudsters 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 newspapers at home when I found a relatively large (read: expensive) paid ad in the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

The ad is not promoting a company or product but, rather, it plastered 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

Wow. An expensive ad intended to find the scammers. If it will prove to be an effective way of locating the scammers and retrieving money lost to them, paying that huge amount for newspaper advertisement might just be worth it.

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200 thoughts on “How to find and report scammers in the Philippines”

  1. Good eve! If kilala niyo po etong Katherine Gayle H. Guevarra daw? Sa fb po nia is istor ni kattygayle. Her Smartpadala no. 5577-5193-3257-3105 & cellphone number: 09560732449. Scammer ata to! Kasi po nun feb.22,2019 ngpadala ako sa palawan pawnshop eh meron po sila smartpadala then akala ko iclaclaim n nia sabi nia sakin nasa warehouse daw siya baka di daw umabot na maclaim then bukas nlng daw ng maaga siya mgclaclaim and ship ng inorder kong item para sa baby ko.So nun feb.23,2019 inaantay ko ng morning sabi nia after lunch xa lalabas para iclaim at magship. Then after nun after lunch n nga tinanong ko xa sabi nia paalis palang daw sakanila. And huminhingi ako mg update if naclaim at ship ma yes dw. Ng-ask ako kelan ko marerecieve item ko by wed. daw. Then isesend daw nia yung receipt inaantay ko yung isesend niang receipt from JRS kaso wla! Ang dami ko ng calls, messages sa phone & messenger na di nia sinagot at naseseen. Ako n nga tumatawag xa pa ang ng-cacancel at hinahayaan lang nia mgring ng mgring pon nia! Ni isa wala akong narinig na update! Sana makatulog ka! Nde nmin pinupulot lng ang pera kasi pinaghihirapan nmin yun samantalang mga taong tulad Ipakulong!! Sobrang nakakainis na para sana kay baby ko nawala lng yung pera!! Sna makatulog xa sa mga pngloloko nia!!

  2. ahh dito pala kayo nagtutumpukan mga bobo kayo…hehehe…support one another noh?? tama …kasi wala namang magtutulungan sa ganitong mga panahon kundi kayo kayo rin di ba?? pero since alam naman na naten na ang common denominator nyo eh pare-pareho kayong mga utak biya…eh bakit pa kayo magsasayang ng oras alam nyo naman na hindi nyo na mababawi kung ano man yung naloko sa inyo..
    tanggapin nyo na lang na minsan sa buhay nyo eh naging sobrang hunghang kayo ant mag move on na from this unfortunate experience.
    NOW KUNG TALAGANG WALA KAYONG MGA DALA EH DI MAGPAUTO KAYO ULET..
    KAUSAP NYO NA NGA MISMO DITO SA PAGE NATO YUNG SCAMMER DI NYO PA ALAM..
    HAIST…AMBOBOBO TLGA…

    Nag tetenk u pa tlga kayo ahhh…hihih..nilalaro na kayo di nyo pa napansin??
    okay…goodluck.

  3. 5299-6736-2307-4104 Ito ung smart padala no.na hinulugan ng asawa ko 09299876873 Ito ung cp no.nya.ng nakahulog ako blinock nya ako dahil sa tiwala ko sakanya bibili ako ng gadget sakanya kahapon ko lang hinulugan ung Pera 2500.ang problema gumamit cya ng I’d Na hnd sakanya.kawawa nman ung my I’d.kaya hindi po safe ang smart padala.khit kinukuha ang Xerox I’d sa smart padala!

  4. kakascam lang saken kahapon. Tiwala ako kasi nagpakita sya ng proof. MJ MILAGROS REYES smart padala number 5577519312051106. Sana mahuli sya. ?

  5. Naku kakamessage nya lang sakin ngayon same panloloko buti nalang hindi ako naniwala

    5577-5193-2981-5105

    Sent to # 09292868850

    Accounting department,

    Yan message nya sakin

  6. Nascam ako kani ito ang smart padala number na ginamit-5577-5193-2981-5105 at ito ang sim number-09292868850..950 nascam nya sakin pero halos 1k na dahil yung binayad ko sa padala..sana mahuli na yan at ng hindi na makapanloko

  7. Scammer tlga un 5577-5193-12690-101. Iniiba iba lang nya name nya. But same fone number at smart padala account. Sana mahuli na cya. Kawawa amg mga nabibiktima nya.

  8. Smart should do something about this. Can’t they track scammers? Or block their accounts. Kc nagagamit un smart padala ng mga scammers. Hindi lng puro business ang dapat nasa isip nila. They should also protect yung mga customers.

  9. ABBY ANNE CHU
    5577-5193-3461-2109

    Meron na po ba sa inyong nakapagpadala sa kanya? Online seller ng rechargeable toy cars &/or motorcycle for kids.

    Legit po ba?

  10. MOST RECENT VICTIM OF SCAM HERE. IF YOU’RE A VICTIM OF ENRICO BETUR ALYAS ERIK TORRES,CHRISTOPHER GO, HAMELTON GALILI, ERIC BARRIOS. PLEASE MESSAGE ME AT 09777727217.

  11. 5577-5193-1259-9104 SBHZ LOADING STATION How can u trace that smart padala ? I am sending Php.7,210.00 for the payment of celphone but the Person is gone she never contact me . Please help me my contact number is 0930-6905661.

    Thanks!

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