A woman has been arrested by police authorities after allegedly scamming her victims of some Php 17 million last Thursday in Parañaque City.
According to a report by Emil Sumangil of GMA News, Jay-Ann Lozada was arrested in Merville after several complainants – most of whom were overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) – surfaced against her.
Complaints filed against Lozada, the alleged founder of “Anne Diyosa Love Online Paluwagan,” say she uses Facebook to dupe potential investors.
Jessa Hernandez, one of her victims, said:
“Alam ko malaki ang kikitain. Yung kapital namin, halos mado-doble siya.”
(“I thought we’d earn big from this. Our capital almost got doubled.”)
Reports confirmed that the investors were indeed able to earn from their investments at first.
Abby, another of Lozada’s victim, shared:
“Nag-try ako ng P20,000. Yung P20,000 in three days naging P28,000, so okay. Hanggang sa hindi ko na siya nilalabas.”
(“I tried with P20,000. That P20,000 became P28,000 in three days, so it was okay. Until came such a time when I couldn’t get the money anymore.”)
After a few months, Lozada declared bankruptcy – much to the shock of the investors.
Joy, another complainant, could only say:
“Malaking pagsisisi. Siyempre nagtiwala ka dun sa taong akala mo okay.”
(“I regret it a lot. Of course, you trusted someone whom you thought was okay.”
Eventually, the OFWs who fell prey into Lozada’s scam wrote to the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group to tell them about Lozada.
Rudolp, son of one of the complainants, blurted out:
“Nakakapanghinayang po. Kasi pinaghirapan mo ng nanay ko ‘yun tapos bigla niyang sasabihin na wala nang babalik kahit piso.
(“I feel regretful. My mother worked hard for her money but then she’ll say we won’t be able to get a single peso back.”)
Meanwhile, Lozada denied the allegations and said she did not run away with the investors’ money.
Watch the video report of Online Paluwagan Scam
reports via: gmatnetwork