PRO12 General Santos City- PBGEN ELISEO TAM RASCO Regional Director, Police Regional Office (PRO) 12 once again called for a conference on Tuesday among his men to include his Command Group, Directorial Staffs, Provincial and City Directors and Force Commander of Regional Mobile Force Battalion.
The agendum of the conference was about dubious investment entities operating in the Area of Responsibility (AOR) of PRO 12. The body discussed appropriate actions to be taken by this PRO against the said investment entities.
The said conference was called for following President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s public statement addressed to the law enforcement agencies of the state to put a stop to proliferating investment scams in the country.
This PRO will continue to initiate movements against the alleged fraudulent investment schemes operating in SOCCSARGEN by way of looking their legalities in coordination with other law enforcement agencies concerned.
RD Rasco firmly imposed to his men to strictly enforce their authority by shutting down any investment entities to be found out operating without any legal documents to support their operations in compliance with the recent directive of PRRD.
RD’s ADVICE TO THE WOULD-BE INVESTORS:
1. Take your time to check that the investment opportunities offered to you are legitimate before you hand over that “pay in”. With over billions of pesos already lost, you should guard your hard-earned money and not be persuaded by the high-yield “guaranteed returns” that these scams promote.
2. Be suspicious of these “investment offers”. Even if someone you know or trust made the offer, make sure to check it out first. No investment decision should be rushed. Ask questions and get answers that you can verify, either with us or with the SEC.
3. If you suspect that you have been approached by scammers or if you were already victimized, I appeal to you — please help us help you. Come forward and file a complaint — either directly to us, in PRO12, or CIDG or the NBI. Reporting these scams is important to begin the recovery process, to ensure that those responsible are investigated and to prevent further damage to other people.
WARNING TO THE WOULD-BE OPERATORS:
To anyone operating or attempting to operate an investment scam: cheating investors out of their earnings and savings is not a business plan. We have already filed numerous cases in court and we will not hesitate to invoke the full force of the law against you. We are committed to use every tool at our disposal to FIND YOU, to STOP YOU, and to BRING YOU TO JUSTICE.