Scammers Take Advantage of the Crisis Use Typhoon Ulysses to Gain Money
Scammers take advantage of the crisis happening right now as they use Typhoon Ulysses and asked for donations to kind people for their personal interest.
These past few weeks, the country suffered from a series of typhoons that severely damage livelihoods and establishments. Due to the heavy rains brought by the typhoon, many areas are still submerged.
Filipino celebrities, streamers, government officials, and charitable organizations immediately extend their help to give relief to typhoon victims. However, there are still inconsiderate people who take advantage of the situation for their personal interest.
In an article published by News Trends, several conversations of scammers begging for help to kind people and organizations were exposed. In the photos shared, scammers pretend that they are one of the victims and greatly affected by the typhoon.
In the first photo, a person proudly announces that he can now afford to buy “Steelseries” gaming accessories after he received 7 thousand pesos in his Gcash account. He revealed that it was all just for fun.
In the second photo, another netizen uses the trending hashtag “#CAGAYAN_NEEDS_HELP and pretended as typhoon victim. He asked for help from a kind person who immediately sends its donation not knowing that it is a scam.
Another photo shows a fake victim who pretended as a student who allegedly has a family in Marikina- one of the places Metro Manila who suffered from a massive flood. He asked for a load to contact his family.
The soft-hearted person immediately sends money to him via Gcash. After he received the money, the scammer humiliated the donator and revealed that he will just use the money for a mobile game.
These photos immediately went viral on social media as netizens slammed and condemned the unscrupulous scammers. If you want to help, try contacting verified hotlines, pages, and online groups to avoid being scammed.
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