Victims of the investment scam, specifically the Repa Paluwagan, ask assistance from the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG-7) on Friday, November 5, 2021. | Pegeen Maisie Sararana

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Eight individuals lost an estimated P2 million to an online money scam called Repa Paluwagan.

Police Colonel Ireneo Dalogdog, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Central Visayas (CIDG-7), said the eight individuals trooped to the CIDG-7 office to file a complaint against the suspected administrator of the online scam.

Dalogdog said this suspected administrator was believed to be in Cebu City.

He said that the eight individuals, who put their hard-earned money as investment to the Repa Paluwagan, lost it eventually.

After losing their money, the eight individuals communicated online and decided to visit the CIDG-7 office to file a complaint.

College tuition invested

One of the victims, a mother, who has a child in college, said she used her personal savings intended for the college tuition of her child to invest on the alleged money making scheme.

She said that she found the money-making scheme, which turned out to be a money scam, through Facebook.

“Nagkaila through sa Facebook. Unang post ani niya is lechon package, and then pag ikaduha nakong tan-aw [paluwagan]. Permero nako gi avail kay 17K turns 22K last September,” she said.

(We knew each other through Facebook. The first post of this person was a lechon package, and then the second…

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