“Kailangan ko lang talaga magtransfer ng money.”
Sample lines from a scammer (simulated script):
- Hi, good morning. This is Miguel, yung friend ni Nika.
- I think na she talked to you na about my small favor?
- Bale, kailangan ko lang talaga magtransfer ng money, pambayad ko sa friend ko.
- Medyo malaki kasi, at may problema yung account ko kaya nahahanap ako ng pwedeng tumulong sa akin.
- I’ll just deposit the money in your account kung ok lang, then kayo na po yung magta-transfer ng pera to my friend.
- I’ll just give you the account number ‘pag ready ka na mag transfer.
- Salamat sa tulong!
Things to note:
- Call from a friend of a friend
- Suspicious transaction is framed as a small favor
- Transaction is said to be payment to add a sense of legitimacy