Philippine Prudential Life Insurance Company Promo Scam
This isn’t actually a brand new modus but one that has resurfaced recently in Robinson’s Place Ermita, Manila. An internet search of the company’s name turns up results from people in the Visayas and Mindanao who have been tricked back in 2009 and 2010.
“Beware of ladies in green long sleeves and guys in ties who ask you in SM Malls nationwide if you have credit cards. Your initial reaction would be yes as you want to get rid of them thinking that they will offer you some credit cards but think again before you try to brush them off because they will actually bug you more once you say yes! These people work for PPLIC or the Philippine Prudential Life Insurance Company, formerly Family First Insurance, then changed to Danvil Insurance and eventually PPLIC.
Once they know that you have a credit card, ATM card, checkbook or any proof that you have some money that could take away from you, they will be persistent in inviting you over their office by enticing you with their freebies.
If you happen to have seen them in the past and decided to ignore them, please continue to do so. If in any case you’re curious as to what they could offer, I would suggest you to go past through them, stay away from these vultures and go on with your peaceful life. Trust me, your life is way better off them.
Freebies to Lure You Into Listening to their “45-minute” Company Presentation
Once the people in PPLIC or Philippine Prudential Life Insurance Company know that you have credit cards, ATM, checkbook or some hefty cash on hand, they would tell you that you qualify for a raffle stub for a chance to win $10,000, Honda Car and any of their freebies (e.g tumbler, pillow, umbrella, wall clock) which you can claim in their office and committing to a 45-minute presentation. Whether it be for our Filipino nature of being easily enticed with freebies or being too polite, you might have easily gave in to their invitation and walked into their spacious office which typically have a receiving area, a reception who would ask you who invited you over, a flat-screen television and once you enter their “presentation room” filled with table for 3 and presenters who must have just graduated from college, you know that you’ve just gotten yourself into trouble.
The truth is, these people would only sell you some endowment saving scheme and wouldn’t get rid of you until you’d say yes. It doesn’t matter how much time it would take but they definitely try all they can to get you. They are probably the most accommodating people that you will ever meet. They’d shake hands with you, offer you a drink (iced tea or water), and introduce you to a presenter who would talk with you one-on-one about your dreams, about the uncertainty of the future and the importance of saving.”
Submitted by: Gillian Camille
Categorised as: Scam