MPD Warns Online Sellers To Be Cautious, Female Scammer Arrested
MPD – Manila Police District (MPD) warns users to be aware for possible scams when a woman was arrested for using tampered bank receipts.
According to PhilStar, a woman named Jamaica Suzane Sahagun, 22 years of age, was arrested at around 2PM on Monday by the team from the Manila Police District Station 4 handled by Lt. Col. Robert Domingo. During that time, she was about to get her order from Ibodega Shop, which is along M. Jocson Street.
A resident of the municipality of Sarrat in Ilocos Norte, Sahagun, according to Domingo, firstly gains the trust of the online seller by placing the right amount in the bank account of the seller.
Sahagun would then use doctored or tampered bank receipts by adding a digit or two to her actual amount in order to trick the sellers that she paid the exact amount.
A buisnessman named Louis Alzona was the one who contacted the police of her modus after realizing that something was off when Sahagun deposited the money in the bank account of Alzona’s sister-in-law.
A per the report, the latest purchase of Sahagun from Alzona preceding her arrest was a high-end cellphone. Sahagun was reported to have taken a photo of the tampered receipt and sent it to Alzona, who eventually lost ₱275,000 to Sahagun
The suspect admitted to the scam and revealed that she also victimized other online sellers. She was charged with estafa.
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