Actress Ara Mina was worried about the apparent attempt to steal from the branches of her cupcake shop after someone sent a message to her employees pretending to be the actress.
On her Instagram account, Mina shared screenshots of a message sent to some branch of her business asking who came into the job and introduced herself as the actress.
The actress, who was seen in “Ang Probinsyano,” lamented this fraud in the midst of the pandemic.
“Sa ganitong panahon ng pandemic, hindi ko lubos maisip kung bakit may nakakagawa pa ng ganitong panloloko,” she said.
She suspects that some people are trying to rob his Hazelberry business so she sent messages.
“Someone or maybe some people are attempting na lokohin at pagnakawan ang mga branches ng #Hazelberry by sending messages like these at nagpapanggap na ako. Ang galing ng mga taong ito,” Ara Mina added.
According to Ara Mina, her business is not big and they are just trying to make a living despite the difficult situation today.
Scammers try to steal from Ara Mina’s employees
She also thanked her employees for not falling for the sender of the message.
“Salamat na lang sa Diyos at alisto ang mga staff namin and they know what to do sa mga kaduda-dudang pagkakataon,” she said.
She also reminded fellow businessmen of this modus operandi as they might be the next victims.
“Anyway, sa mga kapwa ko business owners, beware of ploys such as this. Be safe, not only against the virus.”
In April 2020, Ara Mina’s bakeshop Hazelberry baked cakes and cupcakes for medical frontliners in Manila and in Pampanga, and even to military troops manning checkpoints.
“First week of ECQ, I was able to bake some cupcakes, cakes and we sent some food for our frontliners in Pasig Doctors Medical Center, AFP Medical Center, Angeles Pampanga Police Station 5 as well as police and military officers in San Mateo Rizal checkpoint. Just a little something for our heroes. Thank you to our frontliners, we salute you,” she then wrote on Instagram.