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 also received txt msgs from sam mendoza and its really annoying ndi na yata natutulog ang manlolokong yan.. 2 days na akong ndi tinitigilan ng walangyang yan hayz im sorry for the word.. dapat malaman ng globe to, syanga pala post paid din pala gamit ko… ang ginagamit nyang number saken eh 09278019336..

  2. Guys thanks for this site for giving accurate info…since i got this message last two days…i’ve sent messages to allegedly “sam mendoza’s” email to contact me for me to be able to help her….i’ve also prepared an arranged flight for her to manila…but then….i have this kind of suspicion that it was a hoax…so i searched the net and find this site…thank you…since i’m also a Filipino i know how hard it is to live in our country but still some i’ll mannered people are trying to take advantage of others….kapag nagpatuloy to baka wala nang tumulong sa atin lalo na doon sa mga totoong nangangailangan ng tulong….thank you for this site and please continue to expose this scam trends…MORE POWER to you all!!!!

    1. sbrang hassle pag post paid coz once u replied to her, the number will be saved in their system and they wont stop bothering u na, i already told globe about it and they can block the number but then the problem is that they have this freedom to get a new sim card, sana nga mapasa na un bill sa senate that requires a person to present a valid id before buying prepaid sim cards, the number shes using right now 0916-7245403

  3. Received the same text messages (several times) from 09278019343. How do these scammers get mobile numbers? It was sent to my post paid account.

  4. I also received that message on my post paid account. At first I ignored it, but then I received a second message. When I replied, “Sorry wrong number.” S/he replied “Hindi po ako wrong sent po. Nagtetext lang po ako ng random numbers na globe postpaid po starting with 09178 and really hoping na may makita man lng ako kht maliit na 2long para makaluwas ng maynila. Wala po akong idea kung babae po o lalaki tinetext ko.. But im really willing to give any favorable exhange in ur part para sa tulong na makapunta sa mynila.. Un lng po sana… – Sam

    This is from 0916-5230763. I’ve been ignoring the text ever since but s/he just keeps texting the same message! it’s so annoying!!!

  5. Gosh, I’m so glad to have found this site! I’ve been getting a few of these messages for the last 2 weeks!
    The numbers used were:
    09273233816
    09273233787
    09397985473
    The Scam accomplice site:
    hxxp://www.Help4GoodLife.tk
    The initial messages were the same, but the more recent ones are more demanding, have more begging in them. The last two I got was a resume.
    The texts were also sent to my postpaid account.

  6. Now she goes by this number 0916-5230753 samw old story- In the first place how did she get all these numbers? Kinda makes you wonder.

  7. I received a text message from this person also sent to my post paid account. Used the number 09273233816 but now he/she has a new webpage, .www.HelpMePo.tk

  8. I got the same message from a certain person named Sam Mendoza from Bacolod City. The usual story as mentioned in this blog. She persistently texts me (post paid) thru this number 09273233816. Ang kulit and it is so annoying!!

  9. Received the same message. “She” is now using this number +639273233816. And the website is .www.Help4GoodLife.tk

  10. She uses the site .www.helpmepo.tk —- she is so annoying I have a postpaid account too and I have had wars with globe customer service already — she has a million numbers so you can call globe to block the number – Its amazing how many sim cards she has – i think it’s a syndicate I hate it!!! so annoying

  11. Yah, got same msg from her mid April. After a number of msgs from her, I replied then called her because I was skeptical as to its genuineness. From her voice she seems to be young and in her mid-20s. But I could sense it was a scam since my analysis of the whole situation brought up more questions in my mind than answers. Hence, I just disregarded her. And indeed I was right for disregarding her!

  12. Received the same text messages from 09165230763 ang website ngayon is .www.helpingalife.tk

  13. I received the same scam text a few minutes ago. In fact, this was the fifth text message sent to my postpaid account.

    Sana huwag na lang pansinin ng mga iba ang text na ito.

    Baka ung mga smart at sun account holders din nadadale nitong scammer.

    Ingat na lang mga bro at mga sis!

    Gandang maambon na hapon sa inyong lahat.

  14. from +639163736762
    to *********
    date Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 1:41 AM
    subject SMS with +639163736762
    Puede po mag-ask ng help sa inyo? I’m Sam, 22 yo girl from Bacolod City. May deadline lng po sana ako for Final Briefing po sa SanMiguelCorp – Ortigas this week (nag-apply po ako thru SMC-Mansilingan Plant here in Bacolod din po). Kahit ano po, willing ko po i-offer na kpalit. Desperate lang po talaga akong makapunta ng Manila & mahabol po yung deadline ko. May pic & supporting docs po ako sa .www.NeedingHelp.tk baka sakali makatulong po yung infos – Sam

    1. I recieved the 4 messages of the same thoughts from the same number. and website .www.LittleSupport.tk

  15. Good! Tinawagan ko ang phone, meron namang sumasagot. Yep, same story. Eto ang number niya: +63 9165230763.

    Thanks sa blog na ‘to. Biktima na sana ako. yahooo!

    1. wow tinawagan mo pa pala! ako dati text lang. hehe. muntik na rin ako mabiktima nyan eh. πŸ™‚

  16. Thanks for this post.

    To Sam, I heard the abuse @ dot.tk is looking for you. It seems they want to take down all ur scammy .tk domain, jejeje

  17. UPDATE: she uses the number:

    09273233812

    URL: .www.needsupport.tk

    If this were true and she was smart, she’d find a way (like work in fast food to earn money to travel to Manila), not scam people of their load and money. Horrible, to think i was almost sorry for her. Hassle talaga coz it’s spamming my postpaid number along with the get cash loan and the buy a condo low down payment… nakakainis tuloy.

  18. I got it from 0916 373 6762 today. First in Tagalog, then in English
    Sam O. Mendoza webpage: .www.LittleSupport.tk

  19. @everyone,
    I recieved the same message asking for help so i tried to do a little investigating because its an obvious scam. No woman in their right mind (and a well educated one at that) would be that desperate to give up everything for a measly fare to get to manila. Anyway, all of your links have already expired but the one she texted me this time works .www.littlesupport.tk complete with all the info you need. Even transcript of records and such. s/he’s using this number 09163736762.

    1. Got the same messages from this Sam girl. Firs set of messages i got was back in June. She was then using +63916 523 0763.
      Here’s what she said:
      “Gud day po, c Sam po to, ung girl na humihingi ng 2long makapunta ng maynila. M22tulungan nio po ba ako? Gagawin ko po ung kapalit na hhnin nio, para lang makapunta npo ako ng maynila.. Parang awa nio na po..

      It was followed by another message w/ a bio similar to the one on the article above.

      Of course i ignored her. Knew right away it was a scam.

      Then just today i got another message from this person. She’s now using +639157197428.
      The message reads:
      “Puede po bkong mag-ask ng help? I’m Sam, 22yo girl from Bacolod City. My finalbriefing po kce sna ako sa sanmig-ortigas. My pic & docs po ako sa .www.Tulungan.tk.”

      The site doesnt exist anymore.

      Haaaay.

      The things people do for easy money.

  20. mal*nding beki yan!! di nmn yan 22o nagpapansin lang yan…tatay ko ayaw maniwala..nagpapaniwala

  21. I got the usual message again from this number: +639157197428
    the new site is: .www.AngelSam.tk

  22. I recieved same SMS with the name and URL w/c happens to be the ‘almost identical’ spam i recieved wayback Sept 2008. the spam was recieved thru my Glope Postpaid. Celphone trace, anyone?

  23. Another number is 09165084186. I also got it in my postpaid account. Entrapment is the way to go. Why not draw the person in with a personal hand-off offering a large amount in cash.

  24. This “girl” has texted me a couple of times. Same story.
    New number being used: 09276137903
    URL given: .www.GIVEACHANCE.tk

  25. I’m having the same experience. This scam just won’t stop… Same messages, over and over. Natatawa na nga ako kasi hanggang ngayon di parin siya nakaluwas πŸ˜€ halos 2 months na siyang nagsesend sa postpaid account ko ng ganong message. I just hope globe does something about this! seriously annoying nah at some point….

  26. hindi pa rin nga siya nakakaluwas eh ang tagal na ng dealine nya. nagtext na ito sa prepaid number ko last year and naawa ako kasi DOST nga raw siya. appealing yung story.

    buti na lang nicheck ko yung website. i almost gave in to the SCAM trap. mukhang prostitution eh. and after a year eto na naman? nagtext ulit sa aking postpaid number naman. if totoong DOST scholar sya and she graduated with honors sa kanyang school, then they will help her out. isang malinaw na panloloko ito.

    is there a way to track this down and stop her.

    number: 09276137901
    website: .www.GiveAChance.tk

    1. Sa totoo lang muntik na rin ako dyan sa Sam Mendoza na yan….May pa iyan at nawala na tapos nung july uli uma-ariba na naman sa ibang number naman….09278019498…nung unang number eh.09273233816… Asking 4 help to exchange her virginity…….Hahahahahaha….

      1. There she is again.
        Globe Telecom, wala na po ba kayo magagawa patungkol dito?

        09163736762
        .www.FINDHELP.tk

  27. sir nagtext din sya sakin an hour ago, 09178019498 ang ginamit nya. nicheck ko google, hayun, lumabas ito. hehehe.

  28. Poor scammers! mga wala nang makapitan sa buhay. Inaantay na lang ang karma nila. Oh well madaming nangangailangan pero nd means un pra manloko ng ibang tao.

    Update:

    number being used 09276137903
    website .www.beg4support.tk

  29. awakened by that same message this morning from 09276137903. website used is hxxp://beg4support.tk/.

    this was sent to my postpaid number. mobile service providers should do something about this.

  30. Sam O. Mendoza’s number today, Aug. 5: 09276136107 same story. i asked her y she dropped my call when she heard my voice. she said “babae po kasi kayo”

    1. Same here received text message from +639276136102 with website address of handheld.tk. If it’s a globe number I usually report it to globe hotline. They usually cancel/block the number.

  31. Thanks a lot fo this blog. Muntik ko nang bigyan itong MOKONG NA ITO, MANLOLOKO PALA. The text message came from 09276136102 with exactly the same plea for help. The website used as reference is .www.suporta .tk

  32. Got the same message from 09165084179.

    What’s funny is that the scammer thinks we’re stupid. A girl asking for money but still manages to find time to pay for internet shops and having her docs scanned. Jeez…doesn’t she have any friends?

  33. huh… hindi lang postpaid tinitext niya.. pati rin prepaid tulad ko… come to think of

    it she said from her blog na cum laude siya, tingin niyo ba kung cum laude talaga

    siya eh i-offer niya sarili niya sa inyo kapalit lang pamasahe papuntang manila?

    kung cum laude talaga siya eh di utak dapat puhunan niya at hindi katawan. and besides mga

    kumpanya pa mismo mag aagawan sa kanya para maging employee dahil cum laude nga daw.

  34. google’d her name and the tk site first and found this page.

    the sms scam came from this number today (08/20/2011)

    09163736651

    takeachance.tk

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