Text Scam Alert: Caritas Health Shield
posted by paetechie @ Saturday, July 21, 2012,
- At August 10, 2012 at 11:55 AM, said...
alert kaayo kasi may text din sa akin yang last week..
- At August 13, 2012 at 6:54 PM, said...
ok thnx for ds info..kakareciv q lng dn now same message bt differnt person to contact...
- At September 20, 2012 at 9:17 PM, said...
my senario nmn, yesterday somebody named Grace Resaba from Caritas at 2nd flr. room 210 Bencon bldg. #146 west. ave qc eith tel. no. 466-1694/09462992476.
i was choosen daw as one of the lucky one na mabibigyan nla ng Privilege Card bcoz its their 17th yr. Anniv. kaya nagbibigay daw sila sa mga maswerteng napili..wala daw babayaran,just present them 2valid ID's at kpg master card holder ka may GC kapang worth 6,800.. Di daw sila scam.. oh come on.. tumawag n nmn sya knina at pinipilit talaga nya akong kunin na sa west ave.ung card sayang nmn daw.kc kpg di ko kinuha malilipat daw un sa makati branch nla at dun ko na daw kukunin.. pumayag ako knina na kunin ko bukas at binigyan na nla ako ng claiming code.. pra tumigil na sya.. but im not going to show up.. sana tumigil na sila sa mga kalokohan nla.. God bless them..
- At October 11, 2012 at 6:35 PM, tari said...
Just received an almost identical text message: "...Under the supervision of DOH its re-with your Free Family Medical Card and a Gift Cheque Certificate worth 6800 w/c is 2 weeks pending here at Releasing Center. Ur MEDICAL CODE-.KMF-0629. Kindly call our hotline..." What crock! These people are even worse than that Family First company from before. They may have had aggressive marketing strategies but at least they really paid off the premiums.
- At November 13, 2012 at 8:41 AM, said...
i just received this kind of text too..What happened if you visit their office? is there really a medical card?
- At November 13, 2012 at 11:18 AM, conjugatekill05 said...
Thanks!Same here from 09331659264 with tel no.4730340/3815237
- At November 13, 2012 at 11:21 AM, conjugatekill05 said...
received the same from 09331659264 with contact no. 4730340/3815237.crap!
- At November 22, 2012 at 10:54 AM, said...
tumawag din sa akin yan. anybody na pumunta na at kinuha ang card? paki kwento naman kung worth talaga.
- At November 23, 2012 at 3:43 PM, said...
i received this text scam in my suncel phone today:
Good day this is frm Caritas Health Shield. Kindly let us know if ur still interested to claim the ff: 1.Family Medical Privilege Card 2.Gift cert worth of P6,800 3.Scholarship Voucher 4.Raffle stubs for Appliance showcase. We've been calling & texting u but we didnt received any feedback frm u. You need to claim & activate it Today. Pls inform us now,call us in makati office @ 3815237 Look for MS. KIM PASCUAL a reply is highly appreciated.
..then i replied:
- At November 26, 2012 at 2:51 PM, said...
i also received a similar text message it says that i have to call and claim the health card at their manila office and to think that i dont even live in luzon area how can i claim it? also one of the text message says that card is only applicable in manila area or something. ive been receiving this text messages with different sun numbers. the first time i received that text, i was thinking very hard if i sign up for that bec tend to be forgetful... i even replied and asked about it but no response. so i just ignored it but i still keep on receiving the same message. btw, im a sun post paid user so i keep on receiving scam text messages.
- At November 26, 2012 at 8:53 PM, said...
similar text was sent to me last week, i called them and said it is for free, transferable and i can use it until i am 65 years old. thank you for your comments.
- At November 27, 2012 at 10:33 AM, naldrs said...
kaya dapat ipasa na yung cybercrimes law to catch crooks and scammers like this eh. ayusin na nila yung dapat tanggalin dun sa cybercrimes law then implement it to the full extent.
andaming nabibikta ng mga hinayupak na mga ganito.
- At November 29, 2012 at 9:19 PM, said...
thanks for the info...same message as above ang na-rcv ko...just yesterday ...they even called on my landline phone..para puntahan ang medical card...better not to go!!...thanks
- At December 4, 2012 at 12:35 AM, said...
Just got same message here. They even called me. Napakaunethical magsalita ng manager daw nila. Ang laging dulo ng sinasabi ay ' un naman pala eh' !
CARITAS HEALTH SHIELD HEALTHCARD PROVIDER:
We would like to inform you that you are one of our selected reciepient of our thanks giving rewards and you entitled for a FREE FAMILY MEDICAL BENEFITS CARD & Php.6,800 G.C for DERMA & DENTAL services ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!. You may claim your "LIFETIME PRIVILEGE CARD" on before December 04, 2012 for more info. & for reservation, Please call our CUSTOMER SERVICE MAKATI OFFICE. (02)381-5355 / (02)379-2790 / 0915-2599-685.
And look for MR. RAFAEL BAUTISTA.
- At December 12, 2012 at 3:12 PM, said...
Hay Same Message above. nag reply nga ako binigay ko ung link nito at iba pang link para nmn mapansin nila n dapat nilang baguhin ung MKTG strategy nila.
CARITAS HEALTH SHIELD HEALTHCARD PROVIDER:
We would like to inform you that you are one of our selected reciepient of our thanks giving rewards and you entitled for a FREE FAMILY MEDICAL BENEFITS CARD & Php.6,800 G.C for DERMA & DENTAL services ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!. You may claim your "LIFETIME PRIVILEGE CARD" on before December 22, 2012 for more info. & for reservation, Please call our CUSTOMER SERVICE MAKATI OFFICE. (02)381-5355 / (02)384-0261 / 0917-278-6523
And look for MS. JEWEL SOO.
- At December 16, 2012 at 12:30 PM, said...
same here ang kulit nga e cguro dis month every fri and sat cya tumatawag pinipilit n iclaim ko n daw un card kc sayang nga n itratransfer n daw sa makati office yata pag d n claim sa west ave muntik n nga ko maconvince kso busy kaya d makapunta pag sat un lng kasi ang free time ko
buti n lng naisipan ko isearch sa internet and nkita ko nga ito thanks for d info guys actually prng mtgal n 2 tumatawag sa kin e d ko lng sinasagot pag no. lng un tumatawag lately ko lng nasagot n nkausap un agent
dis are the details:
medical code no UNO-gm-0209
rain samonte from Caritas at 2nd flr. room 210 Bencon bldg. #146 west. ave qc bsyd yokohama ctr and infront of total gas station un address
09462487107 un pinantxt nya no while 09175261092 un pinangtawag nya no
sana wala ng mabiktima nito n sana mahuli sila asap
- At December 21, 2012 at 4:36 PM, said...
I am a former employee of Caritas. Marketing strategy po ito ng isang agency nila which hindi naman po employee ng Caritas. This is their way to boost up their sale. Maganda naman talaga ang benefits ng Caritas if you will transact with their real sales agents. Yung mga nagtetext at tumatawag, hindi naman talaga alam yung benefits and hindi naman nila naeexplain ng maayos. Do not judge the company kasi marami naman legitimate na planholders yung company na na-eenjoy yung benefits ng healthcard nila.
- At January 10, 2013 at 5:54 PM, said...
I've been with Caritas Health Shield since 2002. Dito ako sa main office sa 97 Katipunan Bldg, E. Rodriguez Sr., Quezon City (harap ng dating Quezon Institute / PCSO Office). If ever they will call you again please verify first to out main office Tel # 711-2411 (24 hour hotline) HR & Administration: 781-6496 / Legal & Gen Services: 751-6493. As far as I know I have here with me 2013 Caritas Financial Plans Planner that was that given to me only last week by our AVP. Included in the planner are all address of legit Caritas Office nation wide., but no address was listed here of OPL Bldg Palanca St. & Bencon Bldg West Ave.
- At January 18, 2013 at 7:12 PM, said...
Ok just recieved a txt like this today & the previous days..thank God I received a link connecting to this page..thanks for the info! God bless us all! Thanks also to my GF for sending me the link =)
- At January 26, 2013 at 8:27 PM, said...
Same lang din yung nareceived kung text at napakagaling nilang mambola super. I asked RAFAEL kung paano nya nakuha ang number ko sabi nya affliated kami ng SUNCELLULAR at isa ka po sa maswerteng makakakuha ng benefits, wow nakakatuwa kung tutuusin kc kahit ako parang natuwa sa makukuha ko DAW. I've check Caritas website at yung address na binigay nila ay iba doon sa branch sa Makati.. So I end up calling my provider to ask if may ganung benefits nga kong mkukuha sabi ng SUN scam po yan. Kaya sa Monday pag tumawag ulit humanda sila
- At January 30, 2013 at 2:46 PM, said...
to the Caritas health Shield employees and officer, I think you need to be aware of this as well, nasisira un pangalan nyo because of those people na manloloko. If your company is really concern with the other people, you need to make a move to stop this kind of scam. Paano if someone that are really Caritas employee talk to us do you think maniniwala kami, knowing that may mga scammer. So for your company protection din, do something about this.
- At February 2, 2013 at 4:45 AM, said...
Just received a text same as this yesterday, nakakatakot because they know my full name and my celphone number....
- At February 2, 2013 at 10:43 AM, said...
I have been receiving same text messages for I think 20x already but ignored them...Now I text back telling them to visit this link...I dont think they would stop, but knowing there is a thread like this, baka mag-isip ng ibang strategy, so beware pa rin, folks!
- At February 23, 2013 at 1:17 PM, Nestor Eugenio said...
I'm already a victim if it is a SCAM!!! I went to there office just last Tuesday and avail their Health Card...
- At February 23, 2013 at 3:20 PM, said...
I already informed them the time they called me that this is scam since I already read some blogs about this but they still insist that it was not a scam and they make a deal to me, just show up and claim the card and no money was involve... tigas din tlga nila.. pero ang hinihintay kong mag popost dito yung tlgang nakapunta at na claim yung card... parang wala ah... kaya may doubt din ako.. pero ayoko pa ring pumunta.. hehehe
- At February 28, 2013 at 3:53 PM, said...
Same with me, telling me this blah blah. Nag txt yesterday and i just ignored it because i didnt remember that i signed up for something like this. Im still havin minnie maynnie moo. Maybe ill chek their website too
- At March 6, 2013 at 10:53 PM, said...
.....sus daming sinasabi, in short mga wala lang kayong pera pambili ng healthcard ng caritas. cant afford. si gloria romero nga nasikat na arista kinuhanan ng plan si christof...the decisions is your's. ang hirap kasi sa mga pinoy ang walang realization....
- At March 7, 2013 at 8:40 PM, said...
So did u pay them anything? you went to makati office or the main office in QC?
- At March 8, 2013 at 1:53 PM, said...
I just received a txt message this morning. Ganun din ang message katulad sa mga comments nyo lahat.
- At March 13, 2013 at 3:11 PM, Claire Santiago said...
Hi. Siguro nga may mga scam like these but not Caritas. i tell you, it's real. And in fact their medical card has been helpful to me especially now that I became sickly. At first I was hesitant pero I searched yung place and I found out na sa Ayala, Makati ito. And to my surprise, nasa loob pa sila ng LAW building. Takot na lang siguro nila kung magloko pa sila dba. I tell you, CARITAS HEALTH SHIELD IS NOT A SCAM. LALO NA SA MAKATI. I AM A PARENT MYSELF. I JUST WANT YOU GUYS TO ENJOY THIS BENEFIT. JUST A TIP: IF THERE IS REALLY NO PEACE IN YOU, YOU CAN BRING A POLICE WITH YOU. JUST TO MAKE SURE SA IBANG BRANCH. PERO IN MAKATI, I GUARANTEE YOU. THEY ARE NOT SCAM. SIGURO NGA UBOS NA PERA KO NGAYON KAKAPAOSPITAL. BUTI NA LANG MAY CARITAS.
it's not that I am being defensive here. Kawawa lang kasi yung company. Nasisiraan. And as their client, I am very much satiafied with their offer. God bless everyone.
- At March 14, 2013 at 2:27 PM, said...
Same strategy happened to me just today, at around 1:30 pm. Buti nlng nag search aq with regards sa caritas.
- At March 20, 2013 at 5:54 PM, kate said...
As far I I know, the office of Caritas Health Shield is in E. Rodriguez in front of PCSO. I went there yesterday for a seminar. And as far as I remember, text messages like that are not really honored in Caritas. My parents have been members of Caritas for 6 years or so and we have been a recipient of the benefits they get from this health insurance. Believe me, I am very sickly, I go to the hospital on a daily basis before, and my consultations are costly, but because of Caritas, we pay less. And maybe there are those people who use the name of Caritas for scam. Just be very picky with who you talk to. Know the details. Dont just say yes to everything they say. Actually, I really like their plans, again. Just talk to the right agents. :) Dont generalize.
Caritas Health Shield's official and registered hotline is (02) 711-2411 if you received text messages like that, please check it with Caritas, ask them if they have agents or employees with the names you have mentioned.
- At March 26, 2013 at 3:38 PM, josh said...
nakarecieve din ako ng tx kani kanina lang. its that true? may nakakuha ba ng health card nila at ng G.C nila? balak ko pa nmn pumunta nextweek bgla ako nwalan ng tiwala ....
- At April 3, 2013 at 1:15 AM, said...
i received a text message yesterday gave my name and address because i'm interested. Somebody called me this morning in my work w/ cp#09354197867 but cut-off our conversation because I was too busy. He got my e-mail add. and promised to mail the mechanics of their program. There was no e-mail so i decided to check their company in the web. When i read all these posts i got scared baka nga modus. thanks for the warnings and advises.
- At April 6, 2013 at 11:21 AM, said...
I received the same message and actually called the number provided in the text: 024072780. I'm a Caritas Health Shield cardholder so at first I never thought it was a scam, kasi maganda talaga ang benefits nya. I've been a member since 2004. Anyway I called the number and I asked how the FAMILY MEDICAL PRIVILEGE CARD would be different from my Caritas health plan and the woman I talked to said it's because the privilege card is for outpatient and my health card is for hospitalization. Wrong: I use my health card for both. Also, she asked me a lot of questions which lead me to doubt whether I am really talking to somebody validly connected to Caritas kasi why would claiming a freebie entail answering personal questions. The person was also very friendly which is again a red flag for a scam. The thing that led me to search the internet was the address given which was OPL Bldg 100 Palanca kasi the Caritas I know is in Medical Plaza.
- At April 11, 2013 at 11:34 AM, Shine De Guzman said...
i've been there last monday and Good thing nakuha ko ung mga sinabi nila na freebies and YES wala namn akong binayaran they present some plans but its up to me if i get it wala naman palang sapilitan eh... at infairness nagustuhan ko ung plan na prinisent and i'm thinking to get that for my family... yah maybe that is just a marketing strategy but i also know na kahit anu mangyari at the End of the day tau parin ang mag didisisyon at masususnod kaya guys wag kau masyadong BITTER lahat my dahilan.. my Good side naman eh....
- At April 17, 2013 at 1:38 PM, said...
My nkakuha ng GC?
- At April 19, 2013 at 2:47 PM, maiveleen bagaforo said...
Hi..i had the same experience..been receiving the same text message for a couple of days now..the agent even called me in my office number...I also called Caritas Health Shield Hotline to verify if this is true..the guy from Caritas said that it is not a scam and that they are affiliated with some marketing agency in Makati to advertise Caritas (i think)..just want to know if somebody already tried claiming their card in Makati?
- At April 20, 2013 at 11:29 AM, Unknown said...
i also just received a call from caritas, a asked them WHERE THEY GOT MY NUMBER and they said that it was endorsed by a bank, (weird, because banks never give personal information about their clients ) and asked me the name of the bank!! (really suspicious, if i was by endorsed by a bank why do they need to ask what the bank is??) makulit talaga sila na gusto nila ako magpunta sa office nila, sa OPL Palanca bldg makati.
- At April 25, 2013 at 12:49 PM, said...
thank u guys for the informations and warnings..i just recieved same txt message kanina lang ..and they gave this address OPL Palanca st., Makati..i'm interested sana buti nalang na-open ko link nato and i've been reading ur feedbacks ..tsk tsk!
- At May 8, 2013 at 2:38 PM, said...
me too..interested na din sanang pumunta pero mejo doubtful tlaga..But the thing is puro recipient ng txt messages lang nman ang nababasa ko dito..anyone who really went there in the OPL Bldg.?..Baka naman its really one of their marketing strategy pero hndi nman scam..anyone who can share ng experience who really went there and availed the priviledge?..Is there money involved?
- At June 14, 2013 at 11:14 PM, said...
am actually getting ready to claim mine at OPL Building in Makati. The I searched about it ao i came here. A certain CARLO MADRID called thrice about my PRIVILEGE CARD. It was a good offer, FREE.. I was convinced that it was "legit" coz of a friend who told me about it but am not sure whether the thing that my friend told me was the same with this. Tho' one reader here mentioned that he/she actually went there, and even said that the offer was actually good, I'm totally convinced that it's a scam coz someone here said that he/she is/was working at CARITAS SHILED and there's no affiliation listed about a CARITAS SHIELD located at OPL BUILDING, legaspi Village, MAKATI. I'm supposed to have an appointment at 10 am tomorrow!! YAY!!! And also, he kept on asking about what card I have.. credit card, ATM card.. and when I said (my stupidity) about my credit card, he said "Good".. anyways, I'm not going!!!
- At July 7, 2013 at 12:55 AM, cillah said...
hi, im a caritas health counselor and with all the comments here actually Caritas Health Shield company is a very good HMO, i do not know why there are so many complaints over there telemarketing strategy, but if i were you, try to find a plan holder of caritas and you’ll see it's a very good investment for your health and a wise decision to use your money.. if you like to have a plan proposal you may email me at email@example.com, please write your name, age, contact number and the amount you would like to spend on a yearly basis for your health plan. THERE’S NO RISK IN ASKING, we don’t know each other but maybe somehow you read this post because there is always a reason for everything. THANK YOU.. i hope to meet you guys. God bless us all
- At July 10, 2013 at 2:07 PM, said...
Nagpunta na ako jan knina.bngay nla ung card at discount card. No money involve!
- At July 21, 2013 at 6:15 PM, said...
for years they were texting and calling me, globe, sun and smart numbers.
Yes,, they will give you this photocopy that you can go to their clinics. but after listening muna sa presentation nila. They would ask you kung anong credit card or debit card you have. then, they would sell you caritas Health card na mas maganda daw sa free na ibibigay nila. Its up to you if you want to enroll yourself and pay the premium. Today, i received another txt from them telling me that I have an obligation to claim it because it was an order from DOH. ha ha ha!
- At July 23, 2013 at 1:38 PM, said...
Here is the latest one coming from them:
Good day! This is Mr. Anthony Santos of Caritas Health Shield Inc. Your family medical card plus Gift Certificate are still here in our office. Kindly spare time to claim it today to avoid forfeiture. For claiming code which you will need to present upon claiming.Please call exclusively our Quezon City/Makati City claiming office"
- At August 29, 2013 at 1:25 PM, said...
This is from +639275423876
Claiming no: UPS-6575
Good day! We're expecting you on Thursday or Friday@10am-7pm to claim your Free Medical Card, Fullypaid by Caritas Health Shield Inc(Hmo)
for info: Pls. call or txt 09391232350 tel:022680411 just look for Ms.Marlyn Uy and bring valid ids, office address:@ 4th/f OPL BLDG.#100.Palanca st. cor Dela Rosa st. Legaspi Village Makati City(back of BPI Head office beside Mang Inasal). Pls. confirm,
thank you and gobless!
Kalerkey wala naman ng libre sa mundo ngayon.. didnt even sign up for anything pano ko magkakaron ng gantong health card.. kalerks. Fully paid pa ah...
- At September 6, 2013 at 12:05 PM, said...
This is to warn you about the so called SCAM of the Caritas Health Sheild representatives.
This scam has been around for so many years now and they still keep on practicing it. Why do these guys keep doing it? Simply because there are lots of people that were easily fooled by this strategy.
1. They will send you a text or even call you informing that you were selected among the few to receive benefits from Caritas ("freebies" and or "free health card") and you claim it in their office. They would even ask you to bring your valid IDs, Credit Card etc.
2. Once you drop by to their office, they will let you talk to their representatives/agents to discuss on their insurance before giving you the so called "freebies".
3. Upon discussing with you all the insurance plan, they will convince you so bad and will make some "tricky words" for you to swipe your credit card. Once you swipe your credit card with the insurance plan payment for 1 year, that's it! You're done. If for example they claim that you can cancel the credit card payment after a week, they will deny it straight in your face since there is no written/signed agreement on this matter.
A successful swipe of your credit card means another successful modus operandi for them. Note that you cannot claim a refund of your money once you are billed. It is their legal way of committing fraud so to speak. They already studied all the legalities and you cannot win even if you file a complain about this issue.
Doctors consultation also not included in this package.. so sad.
I think the only way to stop this kind of fraud is to inform others that might soon be their potential target.
*** BEWARE!!! ***