Police warn revelers about potential scams
The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) recently issued a warning to those planning to attend the ongoing MassKara Festival of potential scams.
BCPO spokesperson, Police Chief Inspector Sherlock Gabana, says the “baraha gang” may be operating during the event, who skim credit cards in order to access the cardholder’s information. He also took note of the “Dura boys,” who work in small groups, with one informing the victim they had been spat upon and, while they try to get rid of the supposed substance, the other members steal their belongings.
The police official also mentioned the “Besfren gang,” who target mobile phones by pretending to borrow it from an unsuspecting victim; along with “tuktok kalawit,” which is when a perpetrator holds a sharp object at a victim and quietly demands their valuables.
Earlier this week, a send-off ceremony was held at the Bacolod City Government Center for the 3,194 emergency personnel tasked with overseeing this weekend’s MassKara Festival highlights./WDJ