‘Magalong scam’ expands to Baguio outskirts, establishments warned
The Office of the City Mayor has warned that the “Magalong scam” has expanded to establishments outside the city after being notified by one restaurant in Sagada, Mt. Province of an anonymous call purported to be that of the city mayor and employing the same modus that had been used on some establishments in the city.
City Mayor’s Office Executive Officer V Philip Puzon said the restaurant staff members were told that the city mayor and company were on their way to their place and wanted to reserve lots of food and drinks.
“This time they even requested for cellphone load as allegedly there were no stores along the road to load from,” Puzon said.
“Such tricks are so dense and we trust that no establishment would be gullible to fall for them but we would want people warned just the same,” Puzon added. – PIO Baguio