Here’s a recent incident that happened in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig involving a property consultant from a leading Property Developer. Unfortunately, a lot of these crimes aren’t reported as victims are either scared of what the perpetrators / syndicate have warned what they could do to them and their family or the victims are simply ashamed of letting others know that they have been a victim and is an addition to the increasing statistics !
The standard procedure is to pick up a property consultant ( this one in particular was located in P. Burgos Circle ) and for the property consultant to bring “the prospective clients / buyers” to the showroom of the Property Developer. The perpetrators / syndicate are normally in a flashy car ( BMW, Mercedes, etc ) / suv ( Montero, Fortuner, Land Cruiser, Lexus ) which obviously seems like they are realistic prospects.
This last incident which victimized a male property consultant ( thank God ), was robbed of all his belongings ( mobile phone, laptop, wallet ). The victim rode with the perpetrators / syndicate around 11am and was dropped off around 5pm in Balintawak. Before dropping him off, the perpetrators were looking for his car keys and fortunately he didn’t have one, It’s good that he wasn’t harmed but was warned not to report the incident to the proper authorities.
On another note, sadly, two years ago, a licensed broker who we personally know had a property viewing with two foreigners somewhere in Cavite and she road the vehicle of the “Client / Buyer”. She was found the following day in Taytay and was murdered in cold blood and till today, the incident remains unsolved.
Please be vigilant as these incidents are rising and to think that we have a lot of new property consultants / brokers ( both female and male ) that are new in the industry and very vulnerable. For most, a client is a gold mine and could make their day / qu0ta with their respective developers. Use your camera, mobile phones to take photos of the individuals you’re with, take note of their car and license plates and forward to your friends.
Hope this blog would serve as a warning to All.
have a great day and God Bless everyone …
Robert G. Sarmiento Properties
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