June 17, 2024

The city government reiterated its advisories to safeguard people against scams on accommodation establishments that continue to victimize unsuspecting tourists.

The office of Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong noted the increase of reports from victims conned from online accommodation transactions.

The latest report was from actor Derek Ramsay who claimed to have been scammed by the social media page – Camp John Hay Forest Homes Cabin (Lodging Services) with 11,000 followers.

The incident was already reported to the Baguio City Police Office Anti-Cybercrime Unit for the latter to investigate, including other online scamming complaints.

The city government reminded the public to be doubly careful in their accommodation transactions in the city as more people report of being scammed by unscrupulous persons posing as owners of accommodation establishments and residential houses.

To verify legitimacy of transactions, the public was advised to call the Permits and Licensing Division at 619-3184 to confirm the names of registered owner/s and their contact numbers.

The list of accredited accommodation establishments in the city may also be verified via the visita.baguio.gov.ph.

List of accredited Baguio travel agents may also be viewed at the Facebook account of Baguio Tourism. – Jessa Mardy P. Samidan