Libon Vice Mayor Markgregor Sayson warns vs scams, shares tip on how to detect impersonators
Libon Vice Mayor Markgregor Sayson has warned the public against scammers using Facebook Messenger, texts, or emails.
In a Facebook post, Sayson said one of his friends had his Messenger hacked, and the hacker sent requests for money to his friend’s contacts.
One of their common friends sent money to the scammer using Gcash.
Sayson said everybody should be on alert whenever they are asked for money or for confidential information.
In his case, when the scammer got in touch with him, he asked the culprit a personal question that could only be answered by the real person.
When it could not be answered, he knew something was wrong.
He verified it with his friend, and was proven right that there had been an attempt to defraud him.
“FYI-Beware po sa mga Manloloko sa FB/ Text/Email/ Messenger. I was informed na talagang na hacked ang messenger ng one of my FB friends. Sadly, one of our common fb friends sent 30k thru gcash.
Better na alisto tayo, dapat pang FBl or NBI ang mentality natin if someone is asking confidential information or requesting money. Like what I did, I asked the culprit question that was personal and can be answered by the person that the identity he or she is using. He cannot answer it, it was a sign that something was wrong. I verified it, and I was right, modus pala,” Sayson posted.