A number of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) lost their hard earned money due to unauthorized withdrawal transaction on Banco de Oro (BDO) bank accounts. This is according to netizen who voiced out his (or her) complaints to blogger Sass Rogando Sasot, who posted it on her Facebook page last Thursday, January 12.
“Dear Sass, Good Day po. Alam ko na aware po kayo sa mga kaganapan ngayon about BDO, mostly mga OFW accounts ang affected including me., nawalan ako ng about 22K, yung iba ay from 5k up to 100K.” An OFW in Macao who was only identified as EGA, which is most likely the initials of the troubled netizen.
“Nakakabigat ng damdamin po na sa hirap kumita ng pera sa abroad ay Ganun na lang kadali mawawala at ang masklap pa aabutin pa ng 60 days or more bago ma refund ng BDO at wala pang assurance pa.” The netizen added, who attached a file of Facebook group that was created for the victims, hoping that their problem will be forwarded to Presiden Duterte.
(Dear Sass, Good Day. I know you’re already aware on what’s happening now to BDO (depositors), mostly for OFW accounts are affected including me., I lost around P22K, while the others los from P5K up to 100K.)
(It’s very painful for us that we work hard abroad to earn money and it will be lost just like that, and what’s worst is that it takes 60 days to get a refund from BDO, and there’s no assurance.)
In a reply to the post, a netizen said that her father lost P70K from his BDO account last week. She said that the withdrawal was from the US, despite the fact that her father never used his bank account, and that the have never been to the US. The netizen said BDO promised to return his dad’s money, and was advised to withdraw what’s left in the said account.