PNA editor duped by P23,586 by credit card scam

March 18, 2013 10:35 pm 

MANILA, March 18 — An editor of the Philippines News Agency was victimized by a credit card scam syndicate who duped him in the total amount of P23,586.

Delfin Sd. Perez, PNA editor, said he had his vehicle filled up with gasoline last Saturday (March 16) in the amount of P1,314.81 at Bayview Petron Service Center along Roxas Blvd., Paranaque City, at about 11 a.m.

However, a transaction in the amount of P4,566.00 at Pizza Hut Bacoor in Cavite was charged to Perez's Dubai First credit card at about 11:21 a.m. Pizza Hut Bacoor on March 16 also.

The Dubai card is an extension of Perez's daughter's card in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The extension card was supposed to be for the use of Perez's medicines alone and for emergency use.

The first questionable transaction was followed by another transaction the same day (March 16) at Shell Coastal, Bacoor, Cavite charging the amount of P19,020.00 in Delfin’s credit card at 9:54 p.m. (Dubai time, March 17).

Manila is ahead by four hours of to Dubai.

Perez was at a loss on how those two questionable transactions were made, considering that he did not make them himself.

He said a third questionable transaction was declined.

Perez said he told the Dubai First credit card company to hold his extension card.

However, Perez was advised to wait for the formal billings of Shell and Pizza Hut on the two questionable transactions before it can be acted upon by the Dubai First credit card company.

The PNA editor is set to file a formal complaint before the National Bureau of Investigation Computer Crimes and Anti-Fraud Division Tuesday. (PNA)

HBC/PTR

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