No one wants to lose money from a scam but sometimes, it can happen to anyone at anytime.
So ATM users, beware.
Eniel Ybañez, a resident of Barangay Lutopan in Toledo City, Cebu, was shocked when he discovered that Php 200,000.00 was missing from his bank account. The 47-year-old OFW immediately reported the incident when he found out about it.
According to a news report posted on the Inquirer website, Ybañez “checked with the bank” and then “discovered that someone had made unauthorized withdrawals.” He immediately paid a visit to the Philippine National Bank (PNB) to report the matter and withdrew the remaining amount before closing the account. Of course, he also headed to National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) office to file a complaint.
In addition to that, Ybañez likewise got in touch with the office of Dave Tumulak, a councilor in Cebu City, to seek his help. The councilor then later called for a meeting where he coordinated with the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), Cebu Bankers Club (CBC) and some victims so they can come up with appropriate action for these problems. Tumulak also wrote to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and the Office of the President to inform them about the widespread ATM scan in the city.
Ybañez said that the amount was part of the Php 278,000.00 which he was able to save when he worked as a construction worker in Qatar. He was an OFW for two years and he returned to the country just last May.
His last withdrawal from his bank account was on November 11, 2016 which he made at the South General Hospital in Naga City. He only withdrew Php 4,000.00 at the moment.
Needless to say, losing Php 200,000 can be a huge headache so be very careful when using your ATM.
via : inquirer