Cabugao mayor warns public of phone scam

CABUGAO, Ilocos Sur, Nov 29 (PIA) – The local chief executive here warned the public to guard against scam text and phone calls from a certain individual claiming to be him, a representative of his office or the local government to trick people into unscrupulous activities.

In a statement, Cabugao Mayor Josh Edward Cobangbang said that this unknown individual is making representations and asking for favor, financial assistance or any other form of solicitations, such as request for cellphone oad.

Cobangbang appealed to the public to be always wary about treacherous individuals or groups who are out to make money by deceiving others using his name, his office or the local government of Cabugao.

He said that he denounced this act and asked the public to immediately get in touch with the local authorities if someone tries to transact business with them using his name and his office or the institution.

“If you have received calls or messages from this number (scammer’s number): 0906-852-9969, or any other numbers that claim to be me, a representative of my office or the local government, please disregard it and coordinate with the local authorities as this is a deceitful act, punishable by law,” he added.

Likewise, the mayor asked the public who got similar text and calls or encountered the same modus operandi to call his office for verification at 0917-799-5565.(April M. Montes)