Thursday, October 25, 2012

Scam!

I received a phone call from someone (a lady whom I forgot the name, grrr..) from a certain AsiaGlobal company. I have been receiving calls from her number these past few days but I failed to pickup until today.



At first, I thought she was a representative from my credit card bank. She claims that their company is connected with Visa/Mastercard. She said she will be sending me a VIP travel discount card. I hate sales calls so to cut the conversation short, I just said yes to everything she's saying. She said that the discount card will give me 20% to 40% discount to different hotels here and abroad. She said that the card is FREE.. that there will be no monthly charges, no annual renewal fee, and that it is transferable and can be used by anyone in my family..

She was even building rapport asking if I've been to Boracay and if I want to stay at La Carmela Boracay and I said no. I was not suspicious at all because she sounded so legit. She knows a lot of info about me.. my full name, landline number, my address.. I'm surprised she didn't know my relationship status, chos!

The conversation started sounding scam-y when she asked me if I'm at home because they will deliver the card in two hours.. I'm like, "two hours..that fast?!"

Me: Can't my mom just receive it for me? (I don't know why I asked since I am really at home)
Her:  Hindi po. Kayo po dapat mag-receive, ma'am.
Me: And why is that?
Her: Bale yun card po kasi ninyo ay may one time charge na PhP3995. Pwede nyo po siya gawing installment na 12 months so PhP332 blah blah blah..
Me: PhP3995? That's expensive. Sige na.. 

I'm getting tired of the conversation. I was thinking that they will send the card and then I have a choice if I want to activate and pay for it.

Her: Punta na po diyan yun mag-deliver at i-transact po sa harap nyo yun payment. 
Me: What?!

I just can't believe what she's saying. She wants me to pay for the discount card when the delivery guy arrives, she's not giving me enough time to even think about it or to research about the company at all.

Her: I-transact po yun payment so please be ready with your credit card. Pwede po kayong mamili kung ilang months installment blah blah blah
Me: No, cancel it.
Her: Hindi na po pwede i-cancel ma'am kasi na-endorse na po kayo samen ng Visa Mastercard blah blah blah
Me: Well, you can send that delivery guy today but I won't let him use my card. Bye.

Taray no! I got so irritated by that phone call. No doubt, it's a scam. But what really is puzzling me right now is the thought that they have all my personal info that only my credit card company is supposed to know! I care too much about my privacy so I don't
just give out personal info to anyone I don't know. Even my address and contact numbers are not posted in my FB account except for close friends and family. I'm beginning to have doubts about the security and confidentiality of my info in these banks, hmp!


**I researched about this and found a similar post here. She said the name of the company is FinAsiaGlobal. I may have heard the lady incorrectly. 

**image from google

33 comments:

  1. hhmmmmmm kaw na tlag hinahabol ng mga ganito .. rich ka kasi friend .. hahha

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    1. Kalurkey! Hindi ako mayaman! Leche sila, mukhang marami na sila naloko!

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    2. oo nga... leche talaga.... naiinis din ako sa mga ganyan... hehehe pero relax na... ang puso.... ang mahalaga di sila nagtagumpay....

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  2. grabe.... dumarami na talaga ang mga manloloko ngayon... pati love life may manloloko na rin hehehe

    pero dami na talaga... ibat ibang uri ng scam na ang nagkalat.... na biktima na rin ako dati... at wala akong pinagsabihan hahaha

    nahiya kasi ako...

    buti na lang di sila nagtagumpay.... iba na kasi ang rich ngayon.... hehehe

    ingat ulit next time.... ^___^

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    1. E naloko na ko dati sa lovelife, magpapaloko pa ba ako ulet dito, hehe!

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    2. hehehe tama kaya dapat wais na hehehe....

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    3. naalala ko tuloy ung na experience ko.... wala talaga ako pinagsabihan hehehe... buti na lang 1800 PHP lang nakuha... dumadami na talaga ang scam... kaya ngayon maingat na ako.... hehehe

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    4. E ikaw pala dapat ang mag-ingat next time, hehe!

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    5. ingat na ingat na talaga ako.... pag nagka time... i kwento ko ang kasindak sindak na experience ko hehehe alam ko... patuloy pa rin sila... pero happy ako kasi may nailigtas ako noon... buti na lang... nalaman ko na malapit na siyang mabiktima hehehe

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  3. Padami na pala manluluko dyan. wag kang basta basta magpadala... ingat palagi...

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  4. Mahirap tlga kapag ganyang mga tawag tawag tapos may involve na pera, daming kawatan grabe mag ingat tayo!

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  5. Ingat ingat... :D

    empi

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  6. Beware talaga sa mga telephone sellers, kapag inask kana about credit cards chucho at ikaw ay nagconfirm na meron, yun target kana kaya better say NO.

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  7. That is scary and the fact that they know some personal information of you is a little puzzling. I am gonna say what the heck? Have a fun weekend girl.

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  8. Kala ko Free? May one time charge pala na 3k plus. Such an abuse of the word FREE.

    Thank goodness, Joanne at di ka naloko.

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    1. Ewan ko dun sa lukaret na yun, sabi nya free, at may diin pa yun! Kaya nagtataka ako kung bakit agad-agarang idedeliver!

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  9. OMG! Sabi pa niya free? How come free eh may bayad naman pala! Tsk tsking...ang mahal huh! SCAM talaga!!!

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  10. grabe tlga! tpos gusto ka pang sugurin na bahay nyo. at share ko lang yung ganyan moments ko. my nagmiss call skin ng 10x tpos nagtxt n skin na dalhin k daw yung pera nsa jewelry box eh nagkataon n my pera nga dun naaksidente dw kuya ko dalhin k dw s tapat ng makati med eh loko pla cla eh wla nga akong kapatid na lalaki.haha

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    1. Ay naku beh, may kilala din akong naloko sa ganyan, mas mahirap yan, kaya ingat din! Natawa ako sa fact na wala ka pala kapatid na lalaki, hehe..

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  11. Parang scam nga. Nakareciv na din ako dati nang ganyang calls. Iyan din yata yun. pero di ako nag avail ng discount card. Yung kaopismate ko nag avail sya. Di ko lam kung nagamit nya yung card. Be careful next time. :)

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  12. scam nga yang mga ganyan...be careful next time....marami na tagalang budol budol now adays...;P


    xx!

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  13. Yung ermats ko naganyan na din! May promo dati sa MOA tapos nilagay niya yung contact number niya. Tapos pinasa-pasa nila sa ibang companies na patuloy na nangungulit sa kanya.

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  14. ang init ng ulo ko sa ganyan hmp!
    ayaw ko sana mang-angas sa mga tele-marketer pero pag binanggit ang landline ko na dapat ay unlisted ay automatic na "don't you ever call this line again or I'll report you to the authorities!" then "phone slam!" :P

    Ingats Juana!

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    1. Ay naku, yan din kinakainit ng ulo ko.. Alam nila yun landline number na ni-provide ko sa cc company ko, na hindi ko nga kabisado kasi hindi samen yun, sa tito ko na kapitbahay namin! O di ba? San nila nakuha yun info, kakainis!

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  15. un oh... kalat na kase na mayaman ka... hahaha!

    tawagan u dapat ung cred card u...and ask about this... para makasigurado ka...

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  16. haha.. astig nung delivery two hours. daig pa lbc.. haha.aniway buti di ka nag go.. katakot lang kalat na info mo..tsk tsk.. papalit kana pangalan saka bahay.. hahaha.peace..:))

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  18. Thanks for sharing this. So many scams! Just last week I received a letter from a collection agency saying that I haven't paid a PLDT phone bill and that I would be sued! I called PLDT because the number on the letter was not familiar and was not mine. PLDT said they did not have records of the number! The letter had a payment scheme that if I paid right away i would get a 50% discount. THE NERVE!!!! Patsy from
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  19. Kaloka, ayaw mo nga may tumawag sa mga ganyan, ikaw tuloy tinawagan! Mga manloloko! Pare pareho yang mga yan! Mga lalake! Ay iba na pala sinasabi ko hahaha :)

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  20. may pinagdadaanan si zai hahaha

    hemignway, mabute at hindi ka nagpauto... better safe than sorry :)

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  21. Adik yang mga yan. Pwede na ihalintulad sa mga magnanakaw. Tch

    * Pareng Jay was here

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  22. Scam nga ito, everything in it is wrong.

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