Former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General and Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) head Ronald ‘Bato’ Dela Rosa warned the netizens about some individuals that asking for money using his name.
According to some information that we gathered, some people made a fake profile of Dela Rosa’s Facebook account to convince people that he or she is the real General Bato.
The fake profile, according to Bato seems aggressive in asking for donations to some victims. The scammer even convinced them to block the verified social media account of the general.
Bato said that even his close friends blocked him on Facebook after being victimized by the said scammer.
In his post, General Bato said that he’s already looking for the identity of the suspect.
He also warned the suspect that he would personally hang the latter after being caught.
“Warning po sa lahat ng fb friends and supporters ko. Merong fake account na gumagamit ng profile ko at lahat ng posts ko na humihingi ng campaign donations. Meron na pong mga nabiktima. Hindi po ako humihingi ng donations in any form dito sa social media. Huwag po kayo magpapaloko.” General Bato said.
“Pinapahanap ko na po ang suspect….Ikaw na suspect humanda ka kapag nahuli kita ibibitin kitang patiwarik!” he added.
In a comment, Bato also gave an instruction to his friends not to believe anyone who’s asking donations to them.
“Kapag nanghingi ng pera bogus account na yan. Magaling ang scammer kinopya itong page na ito lahat lahat at pinagblock nya ako at lahat ng close friends ko para blind tayo.” he said.
As of writing, Dela Rosa is not yet giving additional information about the scammers.
General Bato is one of the potential winners on the 2019 senatorial elections after getting good rankings on some surveys both traditional and on social media.