TAGUM CITY— The Philippine National Police of Tagum City advises people to be more cautious in dealing with investments after the police assisted in returning investment money amounting to 3.4 million pesos last March 28.
Three employees of Ang CryptoCurrency Marketing (ACC Marketing) an alleged online market exchange company which uses bitcoin as trading mechanism, called the police after their boss, a person named Jerson Tamayo failed to appear to collect the money and help with the investment orientation held at a room for rent in Tagum City. Tamayo altogether stopped communicating with the employees about his estimated arrival in the venue upon knowing the involvement of the police.
The ACC Marketing, which Tamayo claimed to be owned by Aldrin Dominique Ang who also owns ADA Farm which caters to poultry business, lures people to double their investment money in 15 days.
The three employees who stated that they never met Tamayo in person and only contacted him via Facebook messaging app, Messenger, became further suspicious upon checking his Facebook profile which was found to be lacking in content and was also created just recently. Tamayo later deactivated from Facebook which solidified one of the employees’ suspicion that what they were doing was supposed to be a scam.
Though no one filed a lawsuit against anyone, the PNP decided to file a report about the case and is asking the people to be extra cautious when dealing with money matters.
“So naprevent nato ang isa ka dagko nga problema ug damages sa uban. Ang akua lang kung naa pay ingani na parehas na scheme, iistorya sa amua, itext sa amua kay amo nang ivalidate. Kay pag-abot sa panahon diri [PNP] lang man gihapon mo mangayog tabang. … Tinabangay ta kaning mga ingani na sistema para walay mailad.” (We prevented a [possible] big problem and damages to other people. If there are similar schemes out there, please coordinate with us, tell or text us and we will validate the complaint. At the end of the day, you’re going to us [PNP] for help. Let’s help each other to stop these kinds of scheme.), PSUPT Philip Jefferson S. Ayban said.
Alias Ray, one of the employees of the company in question, also has an advice to jobseekers: “Dapat dili sila magpataka og apply and alamon gyud nila ang full details before sila mag-apply.” (Don’t just apply for a job because you needed one. Know the full details [of the company to verify its legitimacy] before you apply.)
Meanwhile, the City Government of Tagum advises everyone to connect to legit business owners regarding job hiring opportunities or go to the Public Education and Employment Services Office for assistance.