Willie Revillame reveals scammers target ‘Wowowin’ audience to make money out of his show
TV host-businessman Willie Revillame recently warned the audience of “Wowowin” of syndicates who make money off the show by targeting spectators.
In the Sept. 6 episode of “Wowowin”, Revillame addressed the crowd and asked them if there was anybody in their group who just asked to tag along.
“Meron ba sa mga grupo niyong sumabit, nakiusap na kasama kayo?” Revillame asked his audience. “Sigurado kayo? Kasi pag naglaro kayo at yun ang napili, itatakbo nun ang pera niyo.”
(Are there those in your group who tagged along and requested to come with you? Are you sure? Because if you play and that person gets chosen, s/he will run away with your money.)
Revillame told the audience that incidents like these have happened many times before, when a stranger would ask if they can join a group as an attempt to siphon their winnings later on.
“Maniwala kayo marami na hong insidenteng nagyayari dito kahit nandun pa kami sa kabilang channel, sa kabilang channel laging may ganyang raket. Yan ho ang hanapuhay nila, manloko at lolokohin kayo,” he said.
(Believe me, there have been a lot of incidents that happened here, even when we were still in the other channel. [While we were] in the other channel, there’s always that scheme. That’s their livelihood, to fool people and to fool you.)
“P10,00o, 15 or 30 0 20 o kung ano man, pag punta roon di niyo na makikitang bumalik dito yan.”
(P10,000, 15 or 30, or 20 or whatever, going there, you won’t see that person return anymore.)
“Wag kayong magsasama ng hindi niyo kilala, nagmamakaawa ako sa inyo,” Revillame reiterated. (Don’t bring anyone you don’t know, I beg you.)
He also clarified to the audience that “Wowowin” doesn’t give money through text messages or social media platforms such as Facebook or Instagram. “Ang panalo niyo dito sa loob ng ‘Wowowin’,” he clarified. (Your win comes from here, in Wowowin.)
Meanwhile during his “Wowowin” show on Sept. 11, Tuesday, Revillame quashed rumors of him going into politics, saying (via PEP) that he can’t leave his TV program, especially since anomalies are going on in the show.
“Ginagawa niyong raket itong show, e. Sino ang nagpagawa ng T-shirts niyo?” Revillame asked a group of contestants after discovering that a certain “Susan” was not present, although was booked with the group. “Nasaan yung Susan? Hindi ko kayo paglalaruin hanggang wala si Susan. Dapat nandito si Susan.”
(You’re using this show in your schemes. Who asked for your t-shirts to be made? Where is that Susan? I won’t allow you to play until Susan shows up. Susan has to be here.)
“Ginagawa ninyong dayaan itong show na ito! Ginagawa ninyong palabigasan...” he added. (You’re using this show, you’re milking it.)
Revillame then promised they will investigate the matter to ensure that it won’t happen again.
“Aayusin namin ito. Kaya ko ito ginagawa kasi kawawa naman itong ‘Wowowin’… Kawawa naman kami. Lahat na kami dito, hindi na natutulog para lang mapasaya kayo, ‘tapos ganyan pa, lolokohin niyo ang programa,” Revillame appealed.
(We will fix this. I am doing this because I feel bad for “Wowowin”… I feel bad for us, all of us here who hardly sleep anymore to entertain you. Yet this happens, you make a fool of the show.) JB
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