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posted July 21, 2009 08:07PM
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For the past years that Sulit.com.ph has been online, we have seen many scammers who join our community and post advertisements trying to scam our members and visitors. We ban scammers when we identify them but banning scammers and deleting scam advertisements are only part of the fight against scam. Proper information dissemination is another and it is the purpose of this topic.

There are 4 major types of scams that we observe:

  1. Gadget scams - selling gadgets like TVs, games consoles and cellphones in very low price. They even sell items that are not yet available in the market.
  2. Pet scams - posting pets for adoption and asking the victim to only pay for the shipping fee. Free pets in short (but the shipping fee is not)
  3. Lending scams - they lend money to anyone with very fast processing
  4. Buying scam wherein the scammer will post a message to an existing advertisement that they have a son or daughter residing in another country and they wanted to buy your item. They even post their scam message to those "Wanted to Buy" advertisements showing that they do not even try to read and understand what the advertisement is about.


So how can you distinguish a scam advertisement:

  1. If the price of the item is too good to be true, then we suggest that you be cautious and exert more effort to research about the advertisement and the advertisement owner if you intend to proceed with any transaction.
  2. If the transaction will be done online (i.e. buyer pays and then seller ships the item without meeting each other) and the seller is willing that you pay 50% of the item first and then pay the remaining after you receive the item.  NO real seller will agree to these terms.
  3. If a company name is posted in the advertisement, search for that company in Google. If the company really exists, more or less you can get some information about it in the internet. But be careful and be more resourceful as some scammers use the name of existing companies. If you find the company website, check if the advertisement posted is part of their product lists or services. And to be sure, contact the company using the contact information posted.
  4. If the advertisement owner is asking you to pay using payment schemes without tracking.
  5. Take note that fake cashier checks and money orders are common so be careful with transactions involving them.
  6. Inquiry from someone who is from another country and the cost of shipping the item is ridiculous if you compare it with the price of the item.
  7. Inability or refusal to meet in person even it is feasible according to the location of the transacting parties.


99% of the time, you can avoid being scammed if you can DEAL LOCALLY WITH MEMBERS YOU CAN MEET IN PERSON!


If you wanted to report a scam incident to us, please do not reply to this topic as it is difficult to track reports if everything is posted under 1 topic.  Please use our Help Center instead.

If you wanted the public to know about your experiece, please post a new topic under Spams and Scams category


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posted July 21, 2009 08:12PM
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copy po and will bear that in mind.  sa client ko po as much as possible i prefer meet-ups. 

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posted July 21, 2009 08:14PM
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I have this link: http://www.sulit.com.ph/index.php/view+classifieds/id/1509380/Brandnew+Cellphones+-+Swap,+Cash+or+Installment

im interested sana to buy yung Iphone3g 8gb. paano ko malalaman if SCAMMER lang tong mga to.
ang branch daw nila is sa: [b]COSMIC GADGETS AND TECH SHOP, Mabini Extension, Cabanatuan City. NEAR WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY![/b]

Pls. help naman po. Baka pagpunta namin dun, maloko lang kame. baka di naman ok yung gadget nya? help naman

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posted July 21, 2009 08:36PM
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spyshock posted on July 21, 2009 07:14PM
I have this link: http://www.sulit.com.ph/index.php/view+classifieds/id/1509380/Brandnew+Cellphones+-+Swap,+Cash+or+Installment

im interested sana to buy yung Iphone3g 8gb. paano ko malalaman if SCAMMER lang tong mga to.
ang branch daw nila is sa: [b]COSMIC GADGETS AND TECH SHOP, Mabini Extension, Cabanatuan City. NEAR WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY![/b]

Pls. help naman po. Baka pagpunta namin dun, maloko lang kame. baka di naman ok yung gadget nya? help naman

It is a scam.
  1. As I've posted above, no seller will agree to 50% payment and then he will ship the item and will be paid with the rest of the payment after the buyer got the item.  Unless you are already a trusted client and you already have a history of transactions together
  2. His IP address is not from North Luzon
  3. A legal business can always accept bank deposits.  You should not be afraid of online hacking unless you enabled online transactions in your bank account.  And if you did enable it, then you already accept the risks of online transactions.

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posted July 26, 2009 03:59AM
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yup... korek to.. wala tlgang papayag na seller sa mga ganyn.. kaya ingat
 
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posted July 27, 2009 03:56AM
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How about mga online jobs??like home based and they send payout tru ATM..ME IREREPORT ME SANA NA DI NAGBAYAD NG PAYOUT KO..ANDAMI DAHILAN..NUNG ACTUAL PAYOUT NA..ME PROBLEM DAW SA PINAGKUKUHANANG COMPANY NA PAYOUT..TAS PROMISE NEXT WEEK..I WAITED..PERO ANG DAHILAN NAMAN EH DI UMABOT PAYOUT SA BANGKO..SABADO KASI YUN EH..PROMISED CYA ULE NA SA MONDAY..TAS ME DAHILAN ME PROBLEM DAW ATM KO..EH TSINEK NG BANK PEDE PA NAMAN HULUGAN

ME CONTACT NUM SYA NA NKA INDICATE PERO TALAGANG WALA EH..NAKA OFF..

PLEASE PEDE KO BA CYA IREPORT..KASI NAG POST ME UNDER SA ADS NYA TO WARN OTHER.DINELETE NAMAN NYA..AND PAANO BA MA DISTINGUISH YUNG GANITO LIKE ONLINE JOB NA CHATTER??THANKS

ETO SYA OH LINK http://www.sulit.com.ph/index.php/view+classifieds/id/1378144/Home+Base+Chatters+Urgently+Needed?referralKeywords=home+based+chatter

THANKS ULE

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posted July 28, 2009 05:23PM
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hello po! pkiexplain po nag scam daw po ko? thanks. nag sorry ako bk nd ko kc alam na mali pl gnwa ko or may mali ba sa nagawa ko...related po kc sa books yong mga ads na post ko in private? mali po ba yon? thanks
 
ah corrections po...thanks
 
hello po! paki explain po nag scam daw po ko? thanks nag sorry ako baka hindi ko kasi alam na mali pala ginawa ko or may mali ba sa nagawa ko...related po kasi sa books yong mga ads na post ko in private? mali po ba yon? thanks...
 
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posted July 28, 2009 10:27PM
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Good day! I have seen the ad/site of nimwey.sulit.com.ph.  I would like to verify if this is legitimate or a scam. Hoping for your response on this matter. Thanks.
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posted July 28, 2009 11:05PM
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cmemanil posted on July 28, 2009 09:27PM
Good day! I have seen the ad/site of nimwey.sulit.com.ph.  I would like to verify if this is legitimate or a scam. Hoping for your response on this matter. Thanks.

nimwey is a forum moderator of sulit.com.ph.  But please take note that we have no connection to any website that is being promoted by him outside sulit.com.ph
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posted July 29, 2009 07:00PM
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Can anyone tell me if this is legit? I have sent inquiries through private messages and email but to no response. Thanks!

http://www.sulit.com.ph/index.php/view+classifieds/id/1513077/Work+at+Home+Chat+Support+P8000+per+Week
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posted July 30, 2009 02:20PM
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http://www.sulit.com.ph/index.php/view+classifieds/id/1469872/1+Month+Used+Nokia+5800..rush%21+cheap%21+RELISTED%21

Hi

im interested sana to buy this 5800 for only 9k kaso from negros occidental sabi nya wiling sya mag ship with additional fee scammer po ba ito pls help tnx.
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posted July 30, 2009 04:09PM
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Scammer po kaya ito : http://www.sulit.com.ph/index.php/view+classifieds/id/1512376/Apple+iPhone+3G+16GB+or+8GB%2C+3G-S+16GB+or+32GB?referralKeywords=romark+cabanilla

binigyan niya ako ng bank account para magpartial deposit..ok naman siya kausap tpos kaninang umaga nagusap pa kami biglang ngayon nakapatay na ung fon niya. May habol pa kya ako dun sa partial dep na dineposit ko thru a BPI account? 3k lang naman pero sayang parin..thanks

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posted July 30, 2009 10:58PM
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jemzter posted on July 30, 2009 01:20PM
http://www.sulit.com.ph/index.php/view+classifieds/id/1469872/1+Month+Used+Nokia+5800..rush%21+cheap%21+RELISTED%21

Hi

im interested sana to buy this 5800 for only 9k kaso from negros occidental sabi nya wiling sya mag ship with additional fee scammer po ba ito pls help tnx.

Please PM me the contact number being used by the seller.



mikemac posted on July 30, 2009 03:09PM
Scammer po kaya ito : http://www.sulit.com.ph/index.php/view+classifieds/id/1512376/Apple+iPhone+3G+16GB+or+8GB%2C+3G-S+16GB+or+32GB?referralKeywords=romark+cabanilla

binigyan niya ako ng bank account para magpartial deposit..ok naman siya kausap tpos kaninang umaga nagusap pa kami biglang ngayon nakapatay na ung fon niya. May habol pa kya ako dun sa partial dep na dineposit ko thru a BPI account? 3k lang naman pero sayang parin..thanks

Please coordinate with BPI to hold the money.  Why did he ask partial deposit?  Anyway, please contact me through PM and send the details of this seller.

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posted August 1, 2009 10:55AM
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Can you tell the bank to hold the money? How?
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posted August 1, 2009 11:04AM
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How about mga online jobs??like home based and they send payout tru ATM..ME IREREPORT ME SANA NA DI NAGBAYAD NG PAYOUT KO..ANDAMI DAHILAN..NUNG ACTUAL PAYOUT NA..ME PROBLEM DAW SA PINAGKUKUHANANG COMPANY NA PAYOUT..TAS PROMISE NEXT WEEK..I WAITED..PERO ANG DAHILAN NAMAN EH DI UMABOT PAYOUT SA BANGKO..SABADO KASI YUN EH..PROMISED CYA ULE NA SA MONDAY..TAS ME DAHILAN ME PROBLEM DAW ATM KO..EH TSINEK NG BANK PEDE PA NAMAN HULUGAN

ME CONTACT NUM SYA NA NKA INDICATE PERO TALAGANG WALA EH..NAKA OFF..

PLEASE PEDE KO BA CYA IREPORT..KASI NAG POST ME UNDER SA ADS NYA TO WARN OTHER.DINELETE NAMAN NYA..AND PAANO BA MA DISTINGUISH YUNG GANITO LIKE ONLINE JOB NA CHATTER??THANKS

ETO SYA OH LINK http://www.sulit.com.ph/index.php/view+classifieds/id/1378144/Home+Base+Chatters+Urgently+Needed?referralKeywords=home+based+chatter

THANKS ULE

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Victim din ako ng taong to.... 14K na payout ko ang hindi niya inilagay sa bank account ko...
I have the address of this person...  

Blk. 1 Lot 15 J.Racasa St. BF Resort, Las Pinas, Manila 1740
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posted August 2, 2009 06:17AM
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Sorry sa first post ko,eto na po yung maayos:

How about mga online jobs??like home based and they send payout tru ATM..me irereoport me sana na nagbayad ng payout ko..andami dahulan..nung actual  payout na..me problema sa pinagkukuhanang company yung payout.tas promise next week..i waited..pero ang dahilan naman  eh di umabot payout ko sa bangko,sabado kasi yun eh.promised cya ule..tas me dahilan me problem daw atm ko..I inquire the bank at pede daw hulugan

Me contact number cya at email add na nakaindicate sa ads nya pareho din di makontact

Eto link po: http://www.sulit.com.ph/index.php/view+classifieds/id/1378144/Home+Base+Chatters+Urgently+Needed?referralKeywords=home+based+chatter

Please pede ko ba cya ireport kasi nag post me under sa ads nya to warn other.dinelete naman nya..pano ba ma distinguish mga online job na chatter??please help..and can we delete his ads so wala n cyang maloko dahil di lang naman ako naloko nya eh.at yung username na rin nya and can we distinguish the IP address na ginamit nya so we can banned it and di na cya pede maka pag create ng account sa sulit.thanks






ahyee13 posted on August 1, 2009 10:04AM

Victim din ako ng taong to.... 14K na payout ko ang hindi niya inilagay sa bank account ko...
I have the address of this person...  

Blk. 1 Lot 15 J.Racasa St. BF Resort, Las Pinas, Manila 1740
hello thanks sa pag inform.ang masama dyan.pinabintangan pa akong hacker ng fs nya kya di nya talaga ibibgay payout ng iba..hanggat di ako umaamin..eh di naman ako yun:D..so di lang pla ako naloko.if ever puntahan ko address nya.pede ko ba cya padampot sa mga pulis?

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posted August 4, 2009 11:10AM
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hi! im just wondering if this site is scam
http://www.sulit.com.ph/index.php/view+classifieds/id/1517456/*F003*+MP3+MP4+Wi-Fi+CELLPHONE+-+DUAL+activated+SIM%2C+DUAL+Camera+with+flash%2C+mobile+TV%2C+multimedia!+(cheap%2C+iPhone+clone%2C+china+phone%2C+TV+phone%2C+apple)+

kasi im very interested on her item that she posted! please help me to find out! PM me ASAP on my Email leah_abu@yahoo.com. Laughing
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posted August 4, 2009 11:22AM
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Dapat madaming bank accounts yung seller, na lahat eh nasa name nya.
Wag kayo papayag na gcash lang.
Kahit nga paypal, di ako tumatanggap, kasi pwedeng stolen yung details kaya nagagamit nila yung paypal.  Wala pa namang paypal protection kung di trackable online yung ipapadala mong items.
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posted August 4, 2009 03:52PM
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There are several Globe share a load ads offering 50% discount. I have already tried loading 200 ( I paid only P100) and I did receive the load. I would just like to confirm first if this is really legit before making larger purchases. Your advice will be highly appreciated. Thanks.
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posted August 4, 2009 03:54PM
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i was a victim of "7500 nokia n95" ad. she used aubrey manabat from marinduque pero ang totoong pangalan nya ay charis deapera from lucban quezon. nagpadala ako sa kanya ng 3500 sa smart padala at pagkatapos pinatay na nya ang cellphone nya. ngayon, irereport ko sya and file a case for her. maaaring marami na siya nabiktima so kung sino pa ang nabiktima nya please do inform me so that we could altogether file a case for her at mga kasbwat pa nya. thank you.

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thanks admin for the tips
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