(GENERAL SANTOS CITY)The City Mayor’s Office of the LGU-General Santos City has issued a notice warning the public about fugitives of swindling who transacts business using the name of the city mayor Ronnel C. Rivera. Reports reveal that the caller would introduce himself/ herself as either the City Mayor himself or a representative of the City Mayor’s Office (CMO). Requests may vary from phone reloading to hotel reservations, and take-out order for pick-up. According to the CMO staff, she received calls from various business establishments to verify transactions, “maayo na lang nanawag sila diri kay ga-verify pero naa gyud uban mataranta kay si mayor lagi.” Another staff added, “naa gani sad tindahan sa cellphone, gitawagan sila nag-order daw si mayor unya before i-pick up paloadan daw usa.” As of this writing, it was reported that the scammer uses two numbers: 09070762532 and 09753805044.
Meanwhile, Voltaire Tiu, Chief of Staff of the CMO clarifies that due process are strictly followed in official transactions, thus, fraudulent activities must be reported to the CMO through landline numbers 5526791 to 5526793 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. (cpiolgugensan#)