Over 10 food delivery riders scammed in Las Piñas

A resident scammed at least 10 food riders in Las Piñas City on Tuesday, October 20.

Cedric Castillo reported on GMA News “24 Oras” on Tuesday that the scammer used the name “Marl dela Cruz” and ordered food from different restaurants.

It is estimated that the scammer’s ordered food items cost more than P20,000.

“May nag-doorbell po kasi ang sabi niya sa akin ‘ma’am, may po kayo, order.’ Sabi ko, ‘kuya, wala akong order sa’yo.’ Sabi niya, ‘nako, ma’am, naloko po kami. Ito po hindi ko na po matawagan.’ Sabi niya, ‘ma’am, marami po kami.’ Sabi ko, ‘anong marami?’ Tapos maya-maya datingan po ‘yong mga delivery,” the uploader of the viral video said.

(Someone doorbelled and told me I have a delivery. I told him I did not order anything. He told me that they were scammed. They said they could not call the scammer’s number. The other deliveries then came.)

The video uploader was emotional because she felt sorry for the riders.

“Naaawa ako sa mga tao. Nakita ko po ‘yong isang driver na bata pa siya. Para siyang taranta kasi siguro wala pang kita. ‘Ma’am,’ sabi niya ‘Bigyan ko po kayo ng chicken?’ Sabi ko, ‘nako, kuya, ‘wag,’” she said.

(I feel sorry for them. One of the drivers is young, and he was anxious, maybe because he has not earned anything yet. He offered me a chicken, but I refused.)

Over 10 food riders scammed in Las Piñas

“Kung sinuman po ‘yong taong ‘yon (na umorder), napaka-halimaw siya. Hindi po magandang biro,” she added.

(Whoever ordered, he or she was a monster. This is not a good joke.)

Last month, an “AJ Pande” scammed over five food drivers in Pilar Village, also in Las Piñas City.

In July, Senator  filed a bill in the Senate to penalize a customer’s repeated and unjustified cancellation of food and grocery deliveries.

Such cancellations force delivery drivers to shoulder the cost of the unclaimed goods.

Lapid authored Senate Bill 1677, which seeks to implement one month and one day up to six months jail time for a customer guilty of canceling orders at least thrice in a month.

The violator should also pay a fine, not exceeding P100,000.