BPI customers cautioned against atm scam
Clients of Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) are being cautioned about a scam having alleged illegal withdrawals from the bank’s automated teller machines (ATM) in Sucat, Paranaque.
A bank depositor said P80,000 were withdrawn from his account in different transactions on July 27 and July 28.
He find it so impossible to be withdrawn because his atm was with him.
In the bank data, it contained that there were four withdrawal transaction from his account each amounting P10,015 in an RCBC ATM branch and Metrobank ATM branch in Super 8 grocery in Sta. Rosa, Laguna on July 27.
In addition to that, 2 withdrawals of P20,000 from Metrobank ATM Super 8 grocery from his account in Sta. Rosa and in BPI Imus, Cavite at around 12:35 a.m. early Monday.
“Ang ginawa ng perpetrator, hinintay niya mag-umaga ng mga 12:30 para next banking day na agad,” the victim said.
Meanwhile, another victim, who also refused to be identified said she lost P100,000 from her bank account on August 2.
According to her, she thought she was just confused with her bank transactions.
Transactions from her account was also done. A to tal of 6 withdrawals was made in ATM branches in Quezon City and Subic, Zambales.
“Kaya ka nga nagde-deposit ‘di ba, kaya nga ‘di mo nilalagay ang money mo sa house o sa closet is precisely secure ‘yung money mo tapos ganun ang mangyayari,” she said.
Aside from the two, other victims came forward after the earlier complaints. The first victim noted that most of the victims were depositors of BPI ATM branches in BF Homes Aguirre and President’s Avenue.
Fortunately, BPI has returned the money of the the first victim also promising to give back the full amount to Myra.
BPI acted immediately to prevent more incidents. Issuing a statement it said:
“BPI immediately investigated the matter after receiving the reports. The account of the affected client has been fully rectified and the amount reimbursed upon confirmation of the incident.”
BPI made an admission that there were reports regarding “abnormal transactions on a specific BPI ATM.”
The bank encouraged its customers to report any irregular transactions.
article source: abs cbn news