OUT of his desire to help a farmers’ convention, Camarines Sur 3rd District Rep. Gabriel Bordado Jr. has bared being victimized by a call and text scam where he unwittingly gave away P10,000 to a caller who introduced himself as a congressman.
Bordado urged concerned government agencies to look into his very sad experience after complaining to House reporters on Tuesday.
Bordado said he received a call from a person who misrepresented himself as Catanduanes Lone District Rep. Eulogio Rodriguez.
The caller, Bordado said, asked him to donate P10,000 as support to a farmers’ convention.
Bordado said he sent his donation via GCash.
He suspected that something was wrong when he got a short messaging system (SMS) from alleged House member in Biliran asking P70,000 in monetary help.
This time, Boradado ignored the SMS.
Bordado said he spoke to the real Rodriguez on Tuesday to confirm the details of his supposed previous phone conversation for donation.
“So hopefully we can address this concern as soon as possible kasi papasok ang holiday season, nagsimula na tayo ng ‘ber’ months at lumabas na si Jose Mari Chan (referring to Christmas season),” Bordado said whose experience happened amid widespread complaints on texts scams.
“So kinakabahan kami na baka lalong grumabe ang sitwasyon at dapat ‘yung mga concerned entities, agencies ay pumasok na dito,” Bordado said.