The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has warned against a modus carried out by a syndicate which aims at swindling victims out of money by offering them a share of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ properties.
NBI executive officer Atty. Arcelito Albao reported to the province’s peace and order and anti-drug abuse councils on Tuesday that the suspects operate under an organization called Bullion Buyer Ltd.
According to Albao, 10 Calape and Tubigon residents personally reported the scam at the NBI office as they complained against the organization which is allegedly based in China.
The NBI was told that the syndicate asked for membership fees of up to P2,000 from the victims after impressing on them that they would get a share of Marcos’ wealth through deed of assignment.
The execution of the deed of assignment was cited as means for the victims to claim their share of the former president’s assets, said Albao.
Suspects reportedly then told victims that their chances of getting a share of the Marcos wealth strengthens as the organization’s number of recruits grows nationwide.
According to Albao, some of the suspects have already been identified by the NBI but their names were not publicly disclosed amid the continuing probe on the case.
Based on the complaints raised, the syndicate’s victims were mostly farmers.
Meanwhile, Albao pointed out that the modus is not new noting that it has been carried out even before he was assigned in Bohol. (Rey Tutas)