Text scam targets Cardinal Quevedo

Text scam targets Cardinal Quevedo

By CBCP News

April 11, 2019

Manila, Philippines

Retired Cardinal Orlando Quevedo of Cotabato alerted the public about a scam persuading people to pay his supposed medical bills. 

He said an unidentified person has been sending text messages to his friends and raising money for his alleged “triple heart bypass operation”. 

The text message reads as follows: 

Hi.How are you? Tried calling.I am so sorry to disturb you. I am really having second thoughts of messaging you kay maulaw gyud ko. I just would like to personally ask for help for my hospital bill. I am at the moment scheduled for a triple heart by pass operation. Please keep this as a confidential message as only few people knows that I am about to undergo the surgery. My friend Rey Golingan from Gensan also pledged to share. Hope to hear from you soon. Damo gid nga salamat and God bless!

The cardinal assured the public he had no outstanding balance in any hospitals. 

“Warning! This is a scam,” Quevedo said.