Here's What MetroMart Has to Say About the P100,000 Prank Order Sent to the Office of the Vice President
As election season heats up, so do the never-ending controversies surrounding the potential presidentiables. But often, it’s the regular folks that are caught in the crossfires.
A scam order recently went viral when it was discovered that the Office of the Vice President Leni Robredo was pranked with multiple cash-on-delivery orders amounting to approximately P100,000. The three delivery riders were shocked to discover that the orders did not come from within the OVP, and this no doubt worried the riders.
“I was in the office, deep in meetings, when three delivery riders arrived with more than P100,000 worth of goods from three merchants in my name on a cash on delivery basis,” shared Robredo. “Baka akala ng scammers yung burden nasa amin. Hindi iniisip na kinakawawa nila yung riders saka yung mga shoppers nila na nabiktima. Umuulan pa naman kahapon and nabasa sila.”
Thankfully, MetroMart’s has a return policy arrangement with merchants to protect delivery riders and shoppers from scams and pranks. All P100,000 worth of items were returned to the stores without any cost to the victimized delivery riders. In response to the disturbing issue, the app will be upping its security and fraud detection measures to protect its riders from pranks like this in the future.
As for the scammers, here's what MetroMart had to say:
“We are calling on the public not to scam, prank, and waste the time of our delivery riders and shoppers who are working hard to support their families and are risking their lives to safely deliver groceries to Filipino homes during this pandemic.”
Whatever your “color” or political leanings this election season, everyone loses when we start picking on regular people, frontliners no less, in an effort to win the polls.