SMS SCAM ALERT: Sam Mendoza, the new Marie Velasco

Note: This post is an awareness campaign to all readers of this blog. Beware! There is a recycled SMS spam and website spam making rounds that in the Philippines patterned after Marie Velasco, Anna Marie Velasco, Marie Bacolod scams. New name of the girl in the SMS scam and website scam is Sam Mendoza so I will tag this as the Sam Mendoza SMS SCAM.

I got a comment from a reader (Azeto) of my SMS Scam: Marie Velasco post telling me that they received another set of sms messages that may be related to this scam. To the benefit of the new readers this Marie Velasco SMS Scam was making rounds in the Philippines SMS since 2009. The “poor girl” is asking a would-be victim to send her some money (or electronic cellphone load) so that she can go to Manila and work. In exchange for the money, the “poor girl” who do “anything”. I leave it to your imagination on what will be the boundaries of that “anything” since the scammers seems to target the male population. I started blogging about it around August 2009, when my friends IRL and I got some random sms messages. I even got some flame comments before related to this blog posts. Read my previous posts

Going back to the new scam, I got curious so I investigated further. And wow! I will quote the site:


I’m just a simple lady… with simple dream. A dream of coming to Manila for a job. Unfortunately, the problem is… I don’t have the means (financially) to go to Manila. I’m a scholar of DOST kaya ako nakapag-tapos ng kolehiyo. About my parents, deceased na sila when I am in high school years pa lang. I am staying in a boarding house for now… kasi wala naman kaming bahay na puede kong matuluyan dito sa bacolod. Taga Surigao po talaga kami, but lumipat lang nanay at tatay ko dito nung maliit pa lang ako, kaya wala na akong idea about sa mga relatives ko. I’m the only child dahil medyo weak ang health ng nanay ko that time and so medyo delikado na kung magbubuntis pa siya uli. I’m very desperate. I’m really needing some help. I’m willing to sacrifice everything including myself in exchange for my future career sa Maynila. I have my deadline in San Miguel Ortigas and still, I don’t know if someone could help me on my way to Manila… I really need help now… I’m willing to offer an exchange for the help you give… Whatever you ask for… I’m risking it.

I spent 5 years of my life including Christmas living alone sa boarding house ko… Gusto ko rin ma-experience na magtrabaho at may makasama kahit isang relative man lang na puede gumabay sa akin… Im old enough to stand independently but I’m still young for some other things…

I don’t have any options but to offer myself… I’m decided… I better lose it for good purpose… Hindi ko alam kung kailan ako gigising isang umaga na may handa ng tumulong sa ‘kin makapunta ng Maynila… I really need a new life…”

At the sidebar:

Sam Mendoza
Name: Sam O. Mendoza
Age: 21
Height: 5’6″
Birthdate: February 15, 1989
Birthplace: Surigao del Sur
Address: currently staying in a boarding house in Purok Sambag, Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental 6100
Parents: Anna Ortiz (deceased); Luisito Mendoza (deceased)
Sibling(s): None

Sounds familiar???

Yup! It IS the same old and recycled Anna Marie Velasco Crying for help SMS Scam. With a new pretty pic to match the new name (Sam Mendoza, Sam O. Mendoza, Sam Ortiz Mendoza) ! It also comes with the Transcript of Records and other supporting documents and images uploaded to Flicker: But overall it IS all the same… EPIC FAIL SMS and Website Scam!!!

I guess that the picture was grabbed somewhere, poor girl πŸ™
And I also guess that the supporting documents are fabricated (Anybody heard of Recto? or photoshop perhaps?) πŸ™‚

SCAM accomplice site is: www.negroscity.tk

If you also receive the same or similar SMS scam messages/website, kindly leave some comments here.

To the scammer/s behind this Sam Mendoza/Marie Velasco! Nice Try! But you’re exposed now πŸ™‚

Update 2010.06.05
Additional SCAM accomplice sites:
www.negros.tk
www.crying4help.tk
.tk domain redirects to sammendoza.blogspot.com

Update 2010.06.17

Additional SCAM accomplice sites:

www.visayas.tk

again it redirects to sammendoza.blogspot.com

Update 2010.06.20

Additional SCAM accomplice sites:

www.helpsam.tk

again the said TK domain redirects to sammendoza.blogspot.com

Update 2010.07.10

Additional new SCAM accomplice sites:

www.ladysam.tk

Update 2010.07.29

Additional new SCAM accomplice sites:

www.helpingmendoza.tk

Update 2010.07.31

Additional new SCAM accomplice sites:

www.bcdgirl.tk

Update 2010.08.04

Additional new SCAM accomplice sites:

www.bacolodlady.tk

Update 2010.08.18
Additional new SCAM accomplice sites:
www.samprovince.tk

Update 2010.09.01
Additional new SCAM accomplice sites:
www.helplady.tk

Update 2010.09.05
Additional new SCAM accomplice sites:

www.helpmendoza.tk

Update 2010.09.08
Additional new SCAM accomplice sites:
www.helpingladysam.tk

Update 2010.09.21
Additional new SCAM accomplice site:
www.provincelady.tk

Update 2010.09.28
Additional new SCAM accomplice site:

www.ladyinprovince.tk

Update 2010.10.10
Additional new SCAM accomplice site:
www.girlinbacolod.tk

Update 2010.10.16
New SCAM accomplice site:
www.ladyinbacolod.tk

Update 2010.10.23
New SCAM accomplice site:
www.helpbacolod.tk

Update 2010.10.26
New SCAM accomplice site:
www.HelpAGirl.tk

Update 2010.10.29
New SCAM accomplice site:
www.pleasehelpme.tk

Update 2010.12.20
New SCAM accomplice site:
www.helpmeplease.tk

Update 2011.01.25
New SCAM accomplice site:
www.givelife.tk

Update 2011.01.25
New SCAM accomplice site:
www.alittlehelp.tk

Update 2011.03.02
New SCAM accomplice site:
www.ASimpleHelp.tk

Update 2011.03.09
New SCAM accomplice site:
www.smallhelp.tk

Update 2011.04.11
New SCAM accomplice site:
www.cry4help.tk

Update 2011.04.20
New SCAM accomplice site:
www.ibeg4help.tk

Update 2011.04.26
New SCAM accomplice site:
www.Begging4Help.tk

Update 2011.05.02
New SCAM accomplice site:
www.guideme.tk

Update 2011.05.16
New SCAM accomplice site:
www.plsguideme.tk

Update 2011.05.29
New SCAM accomplice site/s:
www.guidemepls.tk
www.guidemeplease.tk

Update 2011.06.02
New SCAM accomplice site:
www.AboutSam.tk

Update 2011.07.05
New SCAM accomplice sites:
www.helpalife.tk
www.helpmepo.tk
www.help4goodlife.tk
www.helpingalife.tk

and
www.needinghelp.tk
www.needsupport.tk
www.littlesupport.tk
www.angelsam.tk
www.beg4support.tk

.TK sites redirect to missladysam.blogspot.com

Update 2011.11.19
New SCAM accomplice sites:
www.smallassistance.tk
www.PleaseAid.tk
www.SMCdream.tk
.TK sites redirect to maniladream.blogspot.com

341 Replies to “SMS SCAM ALERT: Sam Mendoza, the new Marie Velasco”

  1. i received the same sms messages today at around 12pm. New scam number 09278019498 and website is w w w.ALittleHelp.tk

  2. I received a text message from the number 09278019440 – The message reads
    “Puede po ba akong mag-ask ng help sa inyo? I’m Sam, 21yo girl & freshgrad from Bacolod City. Kht na my kpalit po, gagawin ko, mkpunta lang po ako sa mynila. My final briefing na po kc sna ako jan sa san mig-ortigas, sayang po kc kung madi-dissolve lng. Im willing to take risks ng kpalit na hhngin nio. Un nlng tlga pgasa ko na mkluwas kgd pra mhbol deadline ko po.. My pic & supporting docs po ako sa w w w.ASimpleHelp.tk

    mahuli sana ito!

    1. @DaveTwardzick
      Thanks for the comment! Yup, I added ASimpleHelp.tk last march 2 as other readers submitted the scam site too

      1. This Sam sent me about 50 sms the whole day in rapid succession at 5 minute intervals. grabe ka kulit. she is using 0917-6668516. i reported the no. to Globe and NTC already. i think she is using chika.com. she says she submitted her application for san miguel at the mansilingan plant but there is no san miguel plant in mansilingan, bacolod city. thats when i knew she was lying.

  3. I also got the same message, searched the number on google and found your site. I’ve been planning to report it to Globe. BTW Would anything happen if I replied to the text? Like a simple feel mo or something? Or should I simply NOT reply to it because it would probably inform the sender that it’s an active number?

    Thanks!

  4. I almost bought it. But, decided to check just in case its a scam. I am glad I did. Thanks to you all, I do not have to look back a few months from now and realize I’ve been had. I wonder if anyone bothered to call San Miguel and checked with the IT department. If someone confirms there is indeed a Sam Mendoza scheduled for an interview, then perhaps that person is in cahoots with this scammer. Sadly, people like these make it difficult for real needy people to receive any help.

  5. to all readers,
    please refrain in replying this girl, if naencounter nyo, just ignore the text, frankly to say, i was a victim of this woman, SAM MENDOZA…. wala kc akong idea na scammers ito, i received text just like the text recived by others, i checked the web site, w w w.littlehelp.tk… nang mabasa ko naawa ako lalo na ng makausap ko sya, dahil tinawagan ko sxa, i said na, hindi mo kailangang ioffer ang sarili mo just to get the help.. fare for transportation lang daw need nya para makahabol sxa sa deadline nya sa ortigas.. dahil sa awa ko nag send ako ng pera worth 4,500 pesos for the plane fare.. den susunduin ko pa sana sxa para maihatid ng safe sa NOVALICHES.. un ksi daw ang malayong kamag anak nya… after that, tinawagan ko sxa ring na lang ng ring ang phone nya, ayaw ng sagutin…. dun na ako nag duda, then i found this web site, so i decided to write a comment to help others to become the victim of this woman….. now i learned my mistake… sayang ang tulong sa taong di dapat tulungan… hope na mahuli sxa….

  6. My mom got the same SMS from the same number mentioned by DaveTwardzick. Not only once or twice, last message we received was at around 1030am. The texter said she has supporting documents in a certain website. Tsk Tsk…Mag ingat sa mga manloloko guys…scammers are everywhere at hi-tech pa..

    @renzcarlgel – im sorry to hear about you are a victim of this scam..makakarma din sila..

  7. I received the same SMS this morning (03/23/11), sabi ko pa nga nakakaawa naman yung girl kung totoo, but possible din na “Modus” lang, then napansin ko din na luma yung supporting documents nya (2010) for a fresh graduate as she claims. I was looking for someone or something where I could report it for verification when I stumble into this blog.

    1. Hello may new numbers sya 09278019336, 09278019350, at 09278019440, pero hindi na puro ask ng help ang mga messages mga facts na ang iba at cguro pag sinagot mo thats the time na malalaman nya na active ung number. Kasi nasagot ko akala ko kc classmate ng anak sabi ko pa nga thanks for the messages…tapos dun na nagstart na walang tigil ang mga messages nya…

  8. got the same sms yesterday claiming she will do anything just help her to go to manila… she shud sell herself first then go to manila hahaha…

  9. Nice to have this scam alert around. I got the same thing. Funny thing is even his/her replies are like templates ready to be sent.

    Incidentally, I have a trip to Bacalod and dared him/her to meet me there with my team. He/she said that online transaction or LBC is preferred. LOL!

  10. I’ve just received an SMS from Sam Mendoza. I asked where she got my number, and she told me it was random. Then I looked at the website she gave w w w.ibeg4help.tk. I almost believed her, but my instinct told me to google her name. Lo and behold, I got this information!

    Thank you so much for exposing this scam.

  11. narecieve ko din message nya.. alam ko na pwedeng scam.. kaya ng icheck ko ung site at igoogle name nya.. un na.. shes using this number: 09176668516

    magingat po sana tayong lahat at maging curious muna before doing any actions sa mga ganito..

  12. jaz received sms from CP No. 0917.666.8516 and website .www.Begging4Help.tk.
    thanks google & thanks for this scam alert!

  13. dear mr menard,
    i was and still a victim too of this sam scam. involved in an n.g.o. that takes care of women, i took pity on her when i first received her msge.asked her whereabouts so that my grp can help her.fortunately i doubled-check the website that she mentioned but your blogsite appeared on the googlelist. (maybe through divine providence) i took a look and discovered about this scam. i didnt reply to her anymore because she is requesting to send financial help via lbc. now my problem is the scammer keeps on sendng me the same original msge. may i ask you how can i get rid of these pesky sms’? it’s almost being sent 8 – 15 times every day for 2 wks now. do you advice that i change my cp#? but if i do, will there be assurance that scammer will not be able to randomly pick my number again? please advice.many thanks and more power.

  14. I’ve been getting the same SMS, sometimes as many as 6 times in a day. Ang website naman na naka-indicate sa SMS niya is .www.guideme.tk. I have gotten the SMS from the following numbers: 0917 480 56 88 and 0927 666 85 16

  15. I’ve received 30 SMS in a day from this scammer from (0917 6668516). Reported it to Globe who recommended to file a complaint with NTC but what good that will do is anyone’s guess. Can’t somebody triangulate the phone signal, track him/her down and put us all out of our misery ?

  16. I will report this Sam to NBI because i’m going nuts over her txting me every 5 minutes the whole day starting at 6am. I got about 50 sms from her today. I told her that the NBI will create a Task Force to track her down. she uses 0917-6668516. I also reported this scam to Globe and NTC just this evening.

  17. 0917-4805688 yung gamit na nila… tsk, dami talaga manloloko πŸ™ kahit saan eh… sigh philippines….

  18. recieved the same cry for help sms from this poor probinsyan who has no relatives and needs a fare to manila for a final interview with San Miguel corporation.09174805688 is the new number

    1. got the same message last night using sam mendoza, website: .www.PleaseGuideMe.tk and celfone number: 09278019396

  19. here’s her new number 09174805687 and her current site .www.GuideMe.tk.
    buti nacurious ako s site nya and ngtry ako mg search kaya nabasa k ang site n ito. here’s her new msg

    “Puede po bang mag-ask ng help sa inyo po? I’m Sam, 22 yo girl from Bacolod City. May deadline lng po sana ako for Final Briefing po sa SanMiguel Corp- Ortigas this week (ng apply po ako thru SMC-Mansilingan Plant here in Bacolod din po.) Kahit ano po, willing ko po i-offer na kapalit. Desperate lng po tlaga akong mkpunta ng Manila & mahabol po yung deadline ko. May pic & supporting docs po ako s .www.GuideMe.tk bka sakali makatulong po yung infos – Sam”

    now k lng natangap ung text nya 5minutes ago.
    beware guys…

  20. hi good thing nag google muna ko. muntik din ako maloko. i received same text also yesterday naawa din ako. we have a travel agency kc. i told her instead of money i will send her a plane ticket pero nagduda nako nung nag insist cya na pera gusto nya kc daw may terminal fee pa daw bayaran etc.and nagtaka din ako kc very fluent din sya magtagalog eh sabi nya ndi pa cya nakakarating ng manila at bakit nya alam ang terminal fee kung ndi pa cya nakasakay ng plane. thank you guys.

  21. She is using new numbers again +63 927 801 9396 and +63 917 666 8516 same style and story muntik na din ako maniwala dahil sa awa sa knya and like most people here, google directed me to this site buti na lng.

  22. they have a new number 0915 851 9306 and they also send broadcast sms repeatedly on my iphone.

  23. hi.. i knew all along that it was a scam.. i tried reporting it to globe but they said they would just file a record for the number.. my problem is now sunod sunod sya mgtxt sken and in the wee hours of the morning.. nakakaistorbo na and nakakagulat din kse you might think its an emergency right kse super aga nya mgtxt…

  24. ka inis sya talaga i think shes crazy ayaw nya rin ako tigilan from the start alam ko na scam

  25. her new numbers are 0927-8019386 and 0915-8519430.

    *Warning to all who receive SMS from these numbers, DO NOT REPLY, otherwise, your number will be tagged in their database as active and you will eventually receive the irritant SMS x number per day, even during early morning. Even if the numbers are reported to Telco or NTC, she will eventually change number and will still victimize same numbers in its database.

    This should be elavated to NBI attention for deeper investigation.

    Some people!

  26. new number alert: 0927 8019396
    please report if you guys know anybody from globe or ntc.
    thanks!

  27. This girl has a lot of guts. Using .www.GuideMePls.tk this time. Used numbers 09176668516, 09158519280. I wonder how she came to get my very private number? A nuisance……..

  28. I just got the SMS from 0927 801 9343. I am so curious, I search her name using Google and found this page. Below is the SMS:

    Puede po bang mg-ask ng help sa inyo po? I’m Sam, 22 yo girl from BacolodCity. May deadline lng po sana ako for Final Briefing po sa SanMiguelCorp-Ortigas this week (ng-apply po ako thru SMC-Mansilingan Plant here in Bacolod din po). Kahit ano po, willing ko po i-offer na kpalit. Desperate lng po tlga akong mkpunta ng Manila & mahabol po yung deadline ko. May pic & supporting docs po ako sa .www.GuideMePlease.tk baka sakali maka2long po yung infos – Sam

  29. Hanggang ngayon meron pa rin nito. Kakareceive ko lang ng text from 09278019343. Bagong site nya ay .www.guidemeplease.tk

  30. I got a message from the same scammer although there were slight modifications in the text message as compared to the one listed here.

    The new site mentioned in the text is .www.AboutSam.tk

    The cellphone number used is +639278019343

    renzcarlgel – i think puwede mo i-report yun… If you sent money through money transfer method, e.g. ML Kuwarta, Western Union, etc, puwede ma-trace yun kasi may ID na required with address and all to verify. Alam ko puwede yun i-report sa Police if you still have the transaction number and all.

    Take Care Everyone!

  31. she’s also using this # 0917 6668516, guys be careful & just a thought of where did she got all of our #s?! 2nd time i received this kind of text it was then Ana Marie Velasco & now Sam Mendoza. tsk tsk

  32. i recall that i got the same messages too last 2009 and she used this site .www.cry4help.tk – just ignore her because i know its an SMS Spam.
    But when i see this messages at my husbands phone only this evening and saw her name and her number i recalled her that that she text-ed me before… so i advise my husband to stay away from this Spam messages…
    “Beware of Sam Mendoza..”

  33. thanks for posting this information…. for 2 months now I am being pestered by sms of this sam mendoza girl. nakakabwiset na eh.

    1. even during wee hours, kainis na sbra, new number is 09278019440, and may personal txt na ngayon CAN YOU HELP? SAM and the number is 09278019350

  34. she is currently using 09278019440. I reported this to globe.
    somebody need to jail this person.

    If your phone line is roaming, you will be charged P25/txt received from
    countries with two way billing.

    If the telecom could not stop spammers, I told them,
    I am going to drop their service.

    1. .www.helpmepls.tk
      is directed to
      hxxp://sammendoza.blogspot.com/

      reported it as SPAM at google eblogger site.

      globe telecom should have a website for abuse report.

    2. she also uses 09278019350, shes sending personal messages now like CAN YOU HELP? SAM or KUMAIN NA PO BA KAYO? someone has to stop this, its driving me crazy

  35. I’ve been getting SAM SPAM MESSAGES too! So annoying! And not just that, sobrang daming spam messages sa globe, postpaid subscribers pako ha!

    #09278019343 yung number na ginagamit ng SAM na yan! Leche!

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