Lady Jailed by Police Over “I Love You Honey” Scam in Tuguegarao

Lady Arrested in Entrapment Over “I Love You Honey” Scam in Tuguegarao City

Police arrested a lady practicing the “I Love You Honey” scam to her victims during an entrapment operation in Tuguegarao city.

The Airport police based at Ninoy Aquino International Airport called to notify that Marilyn Binarao, 26, will be withdrawing money at the remittance center, according to PEMS Shirley Lopez, chief clerk of PRO2’s Cybercrime Unit.

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Police went to the location right away to double-check the details. It was verified about 4:00 p.m. yesterday that the perpetrator will be releasing the funds from the remittance center.

An entrapment operation was conducted against the suspect right away. According to alias’Lyn,’ a victim of the scam, on April 27, he received a call from his mother, who was abroad, informing her of the ‘box’ that was to be sent in her name.

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The balikbayan box arrived in Manila on May 6, 2021, a few days after her mother’s fiancé informed her that they would send P49,000, but the mother only sent P33,125 via her bank account at the time. According to Lyn, a woman named Christine Estolas would have claimed the money that was supposed to be sent to the remittance center.

Binarao, on the other hand, was just told to take the money because Estolas was quarantined. Binarao was allegedly told by his sister Mary Jane in Malaysia to take the money sent to her because Estolas, who used to take remittances, was unable to come out, according to PEMS Lopez.

Estolas and Maryjane Binarao, the arrested Binarao’s sisters, are accused of stealing money from a remittance center in the area. The money is usually sent to a bank or a remittance center in this mode.

According to the evidence, the suspect has already taken nearly P200,000 from the victim. PCol remarked as a result of this. To avoid swindlers or scammers, Ariel Quilang, Provincial Director of Cagayan, Police Provincial Office or CPPO, to be critical and identify the individual involved before sending money.

Faced with the case of Estafa and Republic Act No. 10175, or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, the perpetrator is expected to be handed over to the airport police, who will then take him to the Pasay City Police Station for an inquest.

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