Keren Parulan Lavarez,
Complaint 303538 Details

  • Date Occurred: 01/14/2014
  • Reported Damages: $0.00
  • Username: Keren Parulan Lavarez
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Location: Manila, Philippines
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The complaint is against an online dating profile

The complaint is a listing fraud posted on public forums or sites against an anonymous entity

The complaint is mobile text spam or smishing related against an anonymous entity

The company or person contact no longer exists

International boundaries

This person was interested in buying an item from my online store. He offered to have it picked up by a private courier. The courier would only accept payments through Western Union. The scammer said he was at sea and couldn't go to a Western Union office to make the payment, he would transfer the money into my PayPal account instead.
I then received a fake PayPal notification sent by the scammer. (and of course he hadn't transferred anything into my account)
I then played along with him, just to see what would happen. I told him to go to a Western Union office several times to collect the money. He's still in touch with me, asking me why I haven't transferred 'his' money yet.

Now what infuriates me the most is the way the Manila police/NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) handled this. I literally have been trying to warn them about this person for 2 weeks and people just hang up the phone or keep putting me through to non-existent numbers. I've sent tons of emails with information about the scammer and not once did I receive a confirmation. Absolutely disappointing and unprofessional. Try calling the Manila police or NBI if you want to file a report, it's just hilarious!

The one time I finally got hold of someone at NBI, I was told that maybe he would look at the case (some day? in the near future?) and the officer also suggested calling back some other time. I didn't get a sense of responsibility from him whatsoever.

I just hope no one is naive enough to fall for Keren Parulan Lavarez's ridiculous tricks. I wouldn't count on the NBI/police in Manila helping you when it's too late.

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Company Statistics

  • Complaint Against Keren Parulan Lavarez,
  • Complaints Filed: 2
  • Reported Damages: $120.00
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