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Scammer Arrested for Allegedly Using the Name of Sara Duterte to Solicit Funds

Police arrested a scammer for using the name of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte to allegedly solicit funds for her election bid.

The scammer behind the solicitation using the name of the presidential daughter has surrendered to the police, according to the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO). According to NCRPO investigations, the fraudster pretended to be a member of the local council in order to obtain payments.

Sara Duterte Scammer

The suspect was given to the media last week, according to NCRPO Chief Police Major General Vicente D. Danao Jr. The suspect is also a part of the Cerbito – Fernandez Organized Crime Group, according to him.

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The con artist pretended to be Davao City authorities to unwary contractors and businessmen, according to Danao. He poses as Atty. Tristan Dwight Domingo, Davao City Assistant Administrator, while seeking money through the mobile number 09260241365.

The funds were put in the names of certain Kristian Acero, Rezelyn H. Nemenzo, and Richard C. Yu in Bank of the Philippine Islands, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, and Philippine National Bank accounts.

The Mayor thanked the NCRPO for catching members of the organized crime organization of scammers, according to the Davao City Public Information Office. The operation was sparked by information of a fraud in which people posing as high officials from the local government unit offered money in exchange for favors and other sorts of help.

The con artist said he was raising donations for non-existent humanitarian projects such as a community pantry. According to the investigation, the group was involved in raising money for the presidential daughter’s campaign and logistical funds in exchange for favors and other sorts of support.

According to the documents handed up to the PNP NCRPO, the gang operates nationally, targeting or targeting 209 more government people and other private enterprises. The impostors have been communicating with contractors and suppliers via Viber and Facebook, as well as texting and calling them.

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