Beware of new car modus
Do not be fooled or tempted to buy second hand cars from just anyone especially if the deal is too good to be true.
Please see a message from one of our readers as he asked us to warn all of you about the modus:
“SCAMMER/MODUS ALERT: Kung kayo po ay bumili o nakipagtransact sa mga taong ito tungkol sa inyong kotse. Lalong-lalo na kung bumili kayo sa kanila ng sasakyan na second hand, halos bagong modelo pero murang-mura. Sinasabi nila na sinanla sa Casino at naremata. Chances are, nakaw/carnapped po yang kotse na yan. Makipag-ugnayan na po kayo sa PNP-HPG or sa malamang na registered owner ng fake na OR-CR na hawak nyo. Kontakin nyo po ang may-ari ng kotse dahil for sure pinaghahanap na nila yang kotse nila. Swerte kayo kung legit yang papeles at deed of sale na hawak nyo na most likely sa Bulacan galing. (Pero, I DOUBT). Mangangako pa yan na after 6 months or so, Mata-transfer of ownership na sa pangalan nyo ang kotseng binili nyo pero napaka-impossible po mangyari yun dahil either ni-rent yung sasakyan tapos tinangay or inassume-balance (pasalo) pero itinakbo nila yung kotse. Kaya po pinaghahanap na yan ng bank or may-ari mismo ng sasakyan. Yan ang picture nila nung nahuli sila. Marami na silang nabiktima kaya please pass and share, kawawa naman yung mga nakabili at nanakawan.”
We were told the group usually operates in the Bulacan area but that they have widened their operations having victims as far as Muntinlupa, Las Pinas, Paranaque, Mandaluyong, Quezon City and even in Laguna.
There are almost 20 victims as of this writing.
The other victims are also calling out other possible victims so that the case against these so-called middlemen get stronger.
They are currently being detained in Camp Vicente in Canlubang, Laguna.
“Be careful when having your cars rented or when people volunteer to assume your car payment balance,” said the complainant, adding that the group’s front is their Facebook Page where they claim to have many clients but are suspected to all be bogus clients.
A certain Joe Mark Norico is still at large and is the one known to be the ones acquiring car units.
Again, let us be wary of easy money schemes as in the end we might turn out as victims of some scam created by some scums.