Warning against Philippine Anti-Drug Support Group!

Philippines
September 14, 2012 4:02am CST
I got a call this afternoon from a certain Dr. Bautista saying that the Director of the Phil. Anti-Drug Support Group would like to speak with me. The phone was then turned over to someone who introduced himself as Police superintendent Romeo Bello. Phone number that registered in the caller ID was 4371580. Frankly, I do not like talking to strangers especially if they sound like they are going to sell me something. Not wanting to be rude, I listened on. Then he started rambling about sending me a letter with a calling card that is supposed to protect me from being issued a traffic violation ticket. In exchange he wants me to pay for sponsorship tickets which cost P3,000 each to fund scholarships to children of policemen who were killed while on duty. Likewise, proceeds of ticket sales will be used to help flood victims in Macabebe, Pampanga. That does it, now my scam alarm is set off. I now began questioning him as to why they make solicitations over the phone and even suggested that they seek aid from politicians. I thank God that He guided me as to how I can get out of this conversation. After putting down the phone, I searched for the name and the organization and found out that the PDEA has already issued warnings against this group and encourages the public to coordinate with them for proper identification of their personnel through PDEA hotlines -- 920-0735 and 920-0736.
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8 responses
@SIMPLYD (83210)
• Philippines
14 Sep 12
From the first thing he told you that the letter is supposed to protect you from being issued a traffic violation ticket, and that it was done thru phone, its a give away that it's a hoax. People can really be so creative nowadays. It could have been better that you have a caller ID so the telephone number could be traced. Thanks for the telephone numbers you gave. That's a big help just in case. . .
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• Philippines
14 Sep 12
His calling card would have been useless to me because I don't drive. Do take note also of the number they used to make the call. It is stated at the beginning of my post.
• Philippines
14 Sep 12
There's no way they can fool us here because first off I don't have a car and doesn't know how to drive. second, only one insurance agency had our land line that scammed us after paying 7k for my student insurance. since then, we stopped entertaining people who wants to sell us something
@SIMPLYD (83210)
• Philippines
15 Sep 12
The fact that you don't have a car would make you think right away that the caller was a hoax, Letran! I think they have a directory where they call randomly at people. They are trying their luck that the recipient of their call is a driver with a car! Thanks blunge for the information of such scam.
@yahnee (1250)
• Philippines
14 Sep 12
Thank you for sharing this new scam. It seems like some very unscrupulous individuals get unique ideas just to earn a few bucks. We always need to be aware of phone calls and text messages including emails to avoid being victims of fraud.
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@rsa101 (15555)
• Quezon City, Philippines
14 Sep 12
Wow the nerve of that guy to solicit over the phone....? Well good for you that you did not catch the bait so easily with that calling card that would protect you from beng issued a traffic violation. I guess that is just not right in the first place. I think no one should be immune if you violate some traffic violation. I hope PDEA would catch up with this guy who is obviously scamming and using the name of PDEA as their front to make their gimmick look legit.
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• Philippines
14 Sep 12
These are hard times indeed that is why some people can really be creative with their wicked scams.
@louievill (19723)
• Philippines
14 Sep 12
That happened to me too, yes it was the same name, but he was like telling me or inviting me to a party for children blah... blah...then selling tickets for donation with a very intimidating voiceNext time you receive a call like that just tell the caller that you meet at the NBI (National bureau of investigation) office or at the nearest police station and feel how he reacts over the phone, turn the tables on them
@louievill (19723)
• Philippines
18 Sep 12
better still, tell him that you are General blungel0830 of PSG ( Presidential Security Group) or tell him that you are of the same rank and that you are Colonel Sanders of KFC command
@lizrelox (144)
• Philippines
14 Sep 12
Thank you for sharing this. Actually before I am receiving text messages like I won the lottery or my number was chosen to win lots of money and I never believed them as I never joined a lottery hohoho or something. But again it is so sad that a lot of people are still dong this just to earn through easy money. They are no longer thinking what will be the effect to their victims.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
14 Sep 12
There are many kinds of modus these days so we should and must be very aware of these things. Thanks for providing/sharing this information. I haven't had any experience with this one but I am glad that you posted this topic to warn our countrymen of these fraud people roaming around.
@lovcie (117)
• Philippines
14 Sep 12
whoa! that is really incredible and rude of them. thanks for your post for this will help me and my family to be aware of this hoax.
• Philippines
14 Sep 12
waaaaaah! you should have a Phone ID and record the number of this telephone that he used! they got balls using the name of the Government Agency to fool people. fortunately for us here, we don't have dial tone for a month now. right now we sent a letter to the office regarding this problem. I hate our phone ringing ALL the time. Don't we have the technology to track them down?