Ai-Ai delas Alas’ kids scammed in online transactions
Ai-Ai delas Alas’ children Sancho and Sophia recently fell victim to online scammers, prompting her to issue a warning to fans.
The actress took to Instagram today, Sept. 23, to post photos of those who tricked her children, and to advise her followers to be wary when making online transactions.
Sancho is her child with the late theater actor Rey Maltezo de la Cruz, while Sophia is her daughter with ex-husband Miguel Vera.
Delas Alas said Sancho, who has been selling some of his watches, was duped by one Stian Young on Facebook. She also showed a motorcyclist, who she claimed posed as a driver from Grab. The motorist allegedly brought an envelope that only contained paper.
Meanwhile, Sophia was scammed when she was trying to purchase a ticket for the Manila leg of the K-pop group GOT7’s world tour happening on Oct. 26. Sophia recounted how she was tricked by one @Terous209 in a series of posts on her Twitter page yesterday.
So I was desperate to get Cha Eun Woo VVIP tickets and when I saw someone selling one on twitter I immediately purchased it. The person that was selling it was actively responding especially when I was about to purchase the ticket. He was continually asking for updates. pic.twitter.com/Imqznz6AkT
— Sophia Delas Alas (@SophiaDelasAlas) September 22, 2019
Sophia mentioned that when she asked for a screenshot of the ticket and a confirmation email, the seller had sent them to her.
“I still had doubts so I asked for his facebook link just to make sure he doesn’t scam me and he said he didn’t have an account,” she added.
Sophia also included photos of her conversation with the seller and his Unified Multi-Purpose ID card, which stated his name, Renephul Mateo. Ultimately, the man had stopped replying to Sophia after she showed a receipt proving she already paid P9,000 for the ticket.
Delas Alas said that even if the scammers do not end up getting caught, she believes they will not benefit from doing bad on others.
“Walang masamang gawain ang nag wawagi (No bad deed succeeds),” delas Alas said.
“Sinabihan ko din mga anak ko wag masyadong mag tiwala sa mga tao ngayun. Kasi madaming ng masamang tao na mga pinsan o kapatid ng KALABAN ni Lord,” she even jested.
(I also warned my children to not trust people too much nowadays since there are a lot of bad people who are cousins or siblings of the enemy of the Lord.)
Addressing her fans and followers on Instagram, she advised, “Maging aral na lang ito sa kanila at satin na mag ingat sa mga online sellers and buyers.”
(Let this be a lesson to [my children] and to us to be careful with online sellers and buyers.) JB
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