Home Sonic Appliances Using PLDT in Their Deceitful Marketing Scheme

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  1. May kakatawag lang din sa akin as in ngayon lang. CELINA SISON. Sabi niya I am one of the chosen lucky PLDT clients at may reward daw ako na INTERNET CARD. All along her salestalk, I thought she was from PLDT. I kept on asking her na TOTOO BA NA WALANG BAYAD YUNG INTERNET CARD FOR 2 years? OO daw. I-lo-launch pa lang daw kase yang INTERNET CARD nila kaya survey pa lang daw at after 2 years mag-expire yung card. Naistorbo pa niya siesta ko kase antok na ko pero inusisa ko pa din siya na PANO YUN DI NAUUBUSAN NG LOAD YUNG INTERNET CARD? OO daw. For 2 years unlimited internet access? Medyo tumaas na kilay ko at nagduda na ko! Ang PLDT kase kapag may promos sasabihin talaga nila na kapag nag-avail ka ng promo may madadagdag talaga sa regular bill mo. Hindi libre! So nung tinanong ko na kung pwede ko ba claim sa PLDT Business Center San Pedro, Laguna sabi niya di daw dun ang claiming center nila. Sabi niya sa Home Sonic Starmall Alabang. Dun tinanong ko na, UNDER BA KAYO NG PLDT? IN PARTNERSHIP DAW ANG HOMESONIC SA PLDT! Nung sinabi niya yun alam ko na scam nga! Nasira pa tulog ko! Ang pinagtataka ko lang Aug.2 lang kami nagka-landline dahil ULTERA kami dati at ngayon lang nagka-FIBR dito sa area namin so pano niya nakuha yung landline no. ko eh asawa ko, anak at kapatid ko pa lang nakakaalam? Wag paloko sa HOME SONIC! Dapat i-report yan sa PLDT na ginagamit sila para makapanloko! Yung catch na LIBRENG INTERNET CARD FOR 2 years? Dun pa lang mapa- WEH DI NGA? Alam na SCAM! Ingat mga kababayan! God bless us all! ?

  2. may tumawag sa amin ngaun ngaun lang, kababa ko pa nga lang ng telepono, ah meron daw kami REWARD galing sa PLDT dahil sa matagal na daw kaming gumagamit ng landline ng pldt, sinabi nya din sa akin yong name nya her name is JANE TORRES umpisa palang nakaka-irita ang boses nya hindi sya approachable, sabi nya para ma claim yong reward na INTERNET CARD (HAPPY CARD) punta lang daw din ako sa starmall edsa hanapin lang daw yong HOME SONIC katabi lang daw yon ng bench store, ang tanong ko pano magagamit yan internet card na yan may modem ba yan? sagot nya wala daw modem, card lang talaga yon at ma aacess lang sya sa pamamagitan ng pag log-in sa website nila, kaya ang tanong ko ulit, so kailangan ko insert ko ito sa cp ko or sa broadband stick para maka gamit ako ng website nila, sagot nanaman nya hindi po card lang po ito at password lang po ang kailangan, kaya sabi ko pano ko ma access yan kung hindi ko iinsert sa cp or sa stick ko, sagot nya ulit password lang talaga. kaya ang nag taray na ako sabi ko saknya pinagloloko mo ko eh, ganun din pala un gagamit pa din ako ng data ko para makapag access ng internet churva mo, sira ulo pala gagang yon, palagay nya sa akin madaling maloko. nung tumaas na boses ko nag paalam agad ang loka, bagsakan ko nga ng telepono bago nya unahan ako ng pag baba. DAPAT MAY GINAGAWA ANG PLDT DITO SA MGA SCAM NA ITO MATAGAL NA PALANG GINAGWA NG MGA HINAYOPAK NA TAONG ITO ANG MANLOKO NG KAPWA NILA.

  3. Hala! Buti i made a research first. May tumawag din samin ngaun lng with our landline using those saletalk line na we won nga dw haha! Pag tumawag ulit yun mumurahin ko sila. Mga walang magawa

  4. May tumawag sakin kanina ganyan rin yung mga pinagsasabi ayun pumunta nga daw ako nang starmall Edsa tapos magdala nang Valid ID may pa code chuchu pa kuno sila glad that i searched first in the internet bago ako maniwala!

  5. Hi Ryan, that’s great na hindi ka napunta don. Pero basta strong ka at hindi ka basta-basta napapabili ng expensive stuff na hindi mo naman kelangan, hindi ka nila maloloko. Thanks din

  6. Muntik nadin ako ngaun lang buti nlang at pagpasok ko ng robinsons balagtas hindi ko makita ang pwesto ng michikawa na sinabi sakin ng tumawag.. so umuwi nalang ako at habang nasa jeep nagsearch ako about michikawa and i stumbled upon this thread. Thanks kay Lord and thanks po sa inyo.. pauwi npo ako ngayon..

  7. Someone called us also today around 2pm regarding the anniversary of pldt and we were randomly picked and won daw and we have the chance to use the product of pldt kami daw unang unang makakagamit nun before nila irelease for all users then pag nakuha na daw namin yun item sa HOME SONIC STARMALL EDSA at nagamit they’ll ask feedback about the product she said WALA DAW DAPAT BAYARAN PAG DAW NANGHINGI NG BAYAD OR PERA WAG DAW PAPAYAG KASI FREE DAW YUN. They gave us also a hotline no. of pldt ni ms veronica gutierrez no. 834-73-16 and a code. Thse are the suspicious things that i have noticed, first they dont know the pldt user registered name if we are really the lucky winner coz they asked the name of my tita twice then nun narinig niyang weber ang last name (inisip siguro mayaman my lahing foreigner siguro) and they keep on saying na you need to claim it right away hangnag tom na lang daw ang pick up blah blah blah. 2nd why didnt give the direct address office of the pldt why home sonic????? 3rd i called first the hotline she gave then ang nakasagot super tandang boses na at wrong no. daw ako hindi daw sila pldt. 4th i checked the hotline of pldt online its only 3 digit no. ang hotline nila. So mas lalo akong nagtaka and nag duda that’s why i researched first about promo of pldt and homesonic so thats why i discover ITS A SCAM AFTERALL and napaka tagal na pala ng gimmik nila na to.BEWARE AND CHECK FIRST IF IT’S LEGIT. hindi porkit nagbanggit ng sikat na brand or any coupon na worth 2000 (i know napaka laki ng value ng 2000) pero kun ang kapalit is mas bigger amount of money. Good thing nakita ko to at hindi kami pumunta ng tita ko dun. INGAT po tayo and GB!

  8. It’s a SCAM, kamuntik na akong mabiktima.Husband ko sumagot ng phone,pinapupunta nga daw sa starmall dahil tinatanong nila kung saan ka malapit nakatira.Since malapit lang kami dito at tamang tama na bibili rin ako ng gamot,dumaan na rin ako.Senior na kaming pareho,hirap ngang hanapin at nagtanong tanong ako.Finally,nahanap ko rin itong HOME SONIC,pagpasok ko very friendly n attentive sila.Paupuin ka agad sa massage chair at may portable massage gadget din sila for your feet.
    Kinuha nila iyung senior id ko at ni copy ang number.After that,sales talk na sila about induction stove,water purifier etc….then may pakulo again, may pinabunot na mga envelope, yun pala certificate coupon worth 2,000.00.Happy silang lahat dahil ako raw nakakuha ng highest amount.May mga pakulo pa sila na kausapin raw ako tungkol dito sa coupon,lucky raw ako dahil nakuha ko itong pinakamalaking amount.Siguro mga anim silang lahat na lalapit sa iyo at kausapin ka.Ayaw ka pang paalisin…dahil di pa nila nakuha iyung talagang objective nila.
    Eto na,kunin nila iyung cell phone number and credit card,eh ayaw kong ibigay,nagalit at nainis na sila sa akin.at humihingi sila ng pakain.Tinawag nila akong kuripot at di lang ako umimik.Aanhin ko raw ang pera ko etc….sinabi kong aalis na ako at hinihintay na ako sa bahay.Mga 1 1/2 hrs ako duon…Nung bibili na ako ng gamot,saka ko hinahanap ang senior card ko,hindi nila binalik sa akin.So balik naman ako ulit,wala raw sa kanila….kinuha nila at nakalimutan kong kunin sa kanila.What an experience !! Wala na akong magawa kundi umuwi ng bahay.

  9. May tumawag sa amin ngayong araw gamit ay 8347329 at ganun din ang style na kesyo nanalo daw kami ng e-happy card na internet.

    Hinahanap yung may-ari ng phone number namin, sabi ko wala. Kung anak daw ba ako, sabi ko hindi. Kung kaano-ano ko daw yung may-ari, sabi ko wala.

    Tapos narinig ko sabi nya walang kwenta kausap to sabay baba ng phone. Lol.

    Dun sa girl na tumawag kanina, pangatlong beses mo na to na tawag at same style, binago mo lang prize lol.

    Wag po tayo basta-basta magbibigay ng info. Tsaka may legit bang nanalo na thru phone number raffle? Mostly marketing strat lang yan.

  10. Hi Nicole, huwag na lang kayong pumunta. Sabihan mo na lang ang mga kasama mo sa house na kung merong tumawag about raffle, prizes, at pagpunta sa Star Mall or any mall at huwag na lang pansinin

  11. Same Situation tumawag din sa akin kanina mga sr and ma’am

    the bad thing is I gave my name and my mother’s name and they were expecting that we will claim the prizes tomorrow

    Nicole Cruz
    LSO782

  12. Hi Fe, thanks for sharing your experience. And I’m glad you’re going to take this up with Starmall. I wonder nga na Starmall (Shaw and Alabang) are tolerating this tenant kahit maraming reklamo against them. Yong Festival Mall, matagal na nilang hindi ni-renew ang mga tenants na ganito ang style kasi nakakasira sa brand nila. Thanks for intending to help stop this deceitful kind of marketing.

  13. Kanina lang may tumawag sa akin around 2:51pm with a telephone no, 834-7329 a certain person named Katherine David informed me na nanalo daw ako kasi sa NTC anniversary and our landline was one who won , not only in PLDT also in other networks such as globe, smart, etc subscriber kasi computer selection sila daw ???

    Bingyan ako ng claiming code no 2016IRI para daw papakita ko pag nag claim ako ngaun or bukas sa EDSA Starmall , sa may HOMESONIC Claiming Center around 10am-8pm.

    Nag ask pa nga ako kung may babayran ako or service charge wala daw.

    After that call nagkaroon ako ng doubt to check sa google about sa homesonic and found out n SCAM pala ito., shit!!!

    am trying to call back again the said tel no that appeared on my caller id, and wala n sumasagot, nag ring lang.

    Dont they worry, since may kakilal akos a staff/ manager ng starmall, cause client namin si allhomes, ipapa investigate ko na lang yan sa management ng starmall.

    This scam should stop or they will have more victims.

  14. Hi Fernando, so sad that these merchants are still operating. And so sad that malls are accepting them as tenants despite complaints from customers. You can complain to the mall administrator. Bring price quotes for the same goods from other stores or online stores like Lazada, Abenson, etc., showing the huge difference between prices, the item not working, and the non-existence of the repair shop. That’s what I appreciate with Festival Mall — it has driven away all tenants operating like PPLIC, HomeSonic, pirated DVD sellers, etc.
    You can also read your credit card’s agreement terms and conditions and see if there’s something there about returns/refunds/dispute with merchants. Owners of USA-issued credit cards have options to cancel purchases, if there are valid reasons, but I think in the Philippines, sadly we don’t have these, as proven by the big number of complaints from people whose cards have been swiped by PPLIC and other sellers in malls. I remember the story by a foreigner who was also enticed to purchase at HomeSonic Starmall Shaw Blvd. DTI also encourages the reporting of consumer complaints, but I’m not sure how far they really help. Here’s the DTI complaint info and form. Scroll down the page.

  15. thanx god for searching this site before i told my sister to go in homesonic said,,,pls. be aware always guys!!!

  16. Hi, too late to have read this blog and other blogs regarding the scams. I was victimized last Nov. 16, 2016 at Michikawa Enterprices (paraho modus nya sa Ihome, Homesonic, PLDT calls to claim free gifts etc….)in Robinsons’ Mall in Balagtas, Bulacan. I swiped a P77k worth of 8 items which I thought was a bargain (P300k daw total at regular price). 3 staff even went home with me in Pasig to install the items (massage chair, induction cooker, slim fit exerciser, scale, and cutlery set all claimed to be Optimum brands made in Japan). There was multiple deceit on the information they have given me. I thought It was a bargain, but realized that I have brought expensive items from them. One (1) item was not working so that I was trying to locate their service center here in Makati (which they claim they have) and landed to this scam blogs. Now, because of deceipt, I would like to return them and reverse the swiped charges to my credit card. What do I have to do so that this scenario can help stop the scammers and reverse the credit charges. Thank you

  17. Hi Marius, thanks a lot for sharing. Oo nga marami pa rin ang mga nanloloko. So sad. You’re smart because you researched first. Thanks again.

  18. hi… kahapon bandang lunch may tumawag at nanalo nga daw landline ko sa e-raffle then tinanong ko dahil wala ako natatandaan na sinalihan.. eto daw ay random at dahil anniversary nga daw.. so sa tamis at bulaklak ng pananalita ng kausap ko e napa-oo ako na sige kukunin ko yung gift na internet card worth 7k, footmassager at quickstand daw for any gadgets.. then binigyan ako ref. code at kung san sa starmall edza makukuha yung prize.. plano ko talaga puntahan dahil sabi pa e 2 days lang ang deadline, so matutulog na sana ako pero ewan ko at bigla ko naisip na i-search ang home sonic at dumating nga ako sa mga site na may reviews about them at maraming salamat at di nga nagkamali ang hinala ko na isa itong scam.. within october to nov. sunud sunod ang mga scam at yung last e yung from pampangas best naman sila at offering sila free freezer para sa products na bibilin mo.. kaya ingat din sa mga ganun… thanks ulit..

  19. Hi bel, thanks for sharing your experience and for appreciating our blogpost. It’s good that you researched first. That’s being wise.

  20. thank you for warning us. kakatawag lang nung Ivy Gonzales. so niresearch muna namin ng mother ko kung totoo ba o scam lang. tama nga yung hsinala ko.

  21. Buti na lang nagresearch muna aq before nagtiwala. Thanks guys sa mga posts niyo. It really helps a lot lalo na sa mga bagong biktima nila.

  22. Hi Siel, you’re smart for researching first. That’s the way to go. Ito namang mall, ine-extend pa ang rental contract nitong merchant, samantalang marami nang nagrereklamo about their deceitful marketing practices. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  23. May tumawag din smen pldt landline nanalo daw kami sa home sonic, 20winners lang dae at kasama kami don., buti na lang naisipan ko mag search kasi napalabo naman na manalo kami e bago lang landline namin,tsk tsk may code pang binigay ROS2016
    Name nya daw ay Carla Gonzales
    At telephone no. 8741861
    Grabe tlga makakalusot gagawa tlga paraan tsk tsk

  24. Ako din nabiktima kahapun lang,,, promo daw nila kaya na isipa kong subukan, as in magaling talaga sila kumuha ng sympathy mo, na papasaya ka nila, but after ward doon ka mapapa isip na di mo pala kailangan pang bilhin yung ena alok sayu, ang tanong kolang mga kababayan, wala bang nag file ng kaso para sa kanila,? Kasi mas marami pang mga pilipino ang ma bibiktima nila, at mas kawawa pa yung mabiktima na sapilitan lang,

  25. Hi Marvin, nasabi mo ang pangalan mo over phone? Walang mangyayari. Basta never ka na lang pumunta doon baka mapabili ka pa ng expensive products. Sabihan mo rin ang family mo na huwag nilang i-entertain ang sinumang tatawag, kasi baka tatawag sa mother mo at i-mention ang name mo, at iisipin ng mother mo na kakilala mo.

  26. my tumawag din smin .. same din po ng scenario knina.. then tinanung name ko and binigay ko nmn tpos pti age ko.e 23 pako dpt dw 28 yrs old. dun plng nag icp nako. dun p nmn nagwwork kptid ko mlpit s starmall pnapachek ko kung totoo.then sinerch ko dto. Buti nlng my thread dto. thanks.

  27. Hi Rosalie, tell your husband that if he happens to answer a phone call or text from Home Sonic or other marketers to not go to their store and claim any prize. You or your husband will not be scammed if you don’t go to their store and buy a product from them, even if they know your husband’s name. Their strategy is just to sell their products which are priced multiple times the real price.

  28. Someone called us, told us she was Nikki dela Cruz of pldt and that my husband won a raffle of pldt. my cousin was the one who answered and she said the name of my husband. Will my husband be scammed? Please help so my husband won’t be scammed

  29. pasensya na kau pero nagwowork ako dyan dati…ung AOWA is another company which is iba na name ngaun… then ung perfect health at homesonic at arysta ay iisa lang… maliit lang sahod dyan at pipilitin ka makabenta kahit sa maling paraan… ang may ari nyan ay limang chinese..isa dyan ay si David Baula bingot ata un, then may isa pang david… over priced mga items dyan kasi may commission ung dealer na nag abot ng flyers, ung manager at supervisor ng store, ung manager ng region, at iba pa… basta madaming nangongomisyon dyan… lahat ng empleyado dyan ay mga skwater kaya nagtitiis..ako umalis nko kasi hindi ko na kaya mga pinapagawa samin ng mga gagong yan… at hindi din nakakatulong ung work experience na yan kasi sirang sira na sila… ayun… basta kapag may nag abot sa inyo ng flyers tapos nanalo kayo kuno pero may dapat kaung bilhin…asahan nyo either perfect health, homesonic,aowa,HOFFMAN, Hilton, o arysta lang yan… iniiba lang nila pangalan pero iisa lang strategy nyan…. 2005 ako nagwork dito so ang tagal na ng kalokohan nila noh…

  30. Hi mari, it’s good that you called PLDT first. That’s being wise and smart. Thank you very much for sharing your experience.

  31. me tumawag sakin ngayun lng, nanalo daw ako sa e-raffle ng PLDT last sat, 05/28, prices can be as low as from TV card worth of P7,100 or can be as big as home theater, punta na lng daw ako to know my price, at binigyan pa ako ng control no. 0389MC claim my price daw sa Star Mall EDSA, Home Sonic Claiming center. Una natuwa ako, lahat naman siguro pero, i was like doubting afterwards, baka scam. tumawag ako sa PLDT, wala daw ganun. kung meron man sa PLDT business office ako papupuntahin at my notes sa account ko. So beware to this scammers!!!

  32. hey Guyz, same with me a certain Darlene Lopez called me, and surprisingly told me that i was one of the 20 lucky Pldt subscriber won thru electronic raffle made, they said i won a 2 years free internet card, and all I have to do to needed to claim that prize is to bring one valid ID and visit their redemption center located in Starmall Crossing the Homesonic… good that I research on the internet before become one of the Victim of their SCAM… Thanks for this Awareness!

  33. Buti na lang nag-search aq after tumawag nung babae from PLDT daw xa. Her name is SIA SALVADOR, anytime daw pwede ko i-claim ung prize q basta punta lang aq sa Starmall.. she gave me this claiming code 2015BERT..haha..bwisit na yun..papagudin pa pala aq kung sakaling pupunta aq dun. 832-0011 yan daw tawagan q kapag nagka-problema aq when claiming my prize..

  34. Hi alice, thanks for sharing your experience. Great that you made a wise decision and that you researched.

  35. The same with me, someone called and was told it was the anniversary of home sonic. I was advised to collect my gift. I told them I don’t remember any transaction with them. I asked them if it’s “magic” that they’ll just give me a gift without any money involved? good I first researched on the internet.

  36. Hi arman, thanks a lot for taking the time to share your experience. Yes, you’re right, we should be wiser in dealing with shrewd and wily salespeople.

  37. Last night galing kami ng misis ko ng Batangas, dumaan kami ng STARMALL Alabang for some personal necessities sinalubong ako ng isang PROMO DIZER ng Home Sonic, Anniversary daw kc nila kaya meron sila pa raffle, “congratz nakakuha ako ng 2,000 gift certificate. + daming items massage chairs, energy cooker at marami pa… kaso nag pina ka gusto ko lang doon na item is multi rice cooker worth ng 5,900. kaso ininipilit nila sa akin ang enery server na lutuan, worth nang 86,900. less daw yong 2,000 gift certificate bali 84,900 nalang gusto nila magbayad ako ng 22k at a time para maiuwi ko kung energy cook server. wala nga po ako ganun kalaking halaga. until we end the point na kahit 5k nalang daw. para matapus na ang usapan at ma closed na ang deal. binigyan ko ng 5k at dala ko na yong multi rice cooker ayaw pa nga sana nila ipadala kc ang binibigay yong massager ng hair na worth 9,900. sabi ko di bali nalang na yong multi purpose rice cooker kasi kami naman ni misis dalawa ang makinabang. sa mga makabasa sa page na ito. bago mag decision, sana pag isipan ng maraming beses. na kung meron mag offer ng mga product be sure na makapakinabangan. hinde yong pagakgtapus mong mabili saka mo pa lang maisipan na di pala primary needs. THANK YOU

  38. too late ng nabasa ko ito. i was also a victim just yesterday when i went to strarmall with my son……

  39. GOOD DAY sa lahat, gusto ko lang po makatulong at gusto ko din maisara na tong kompanya na pag aari ng foreigner, dito sila nagpapayaman satin gamit ang ganitong pamamaraan ng pagbebenta na kung saan kalokohan o panloloko ng mga tao, sa mga gusto po mabawi ang pera nyo punta po kayo sa D.T.I. main office cgurado po maibabalik ang pera nyo,

  40. (We translated to comply with certain blog policies) It’s ok I experienced this. I went to where they told me to go. I was given ehappy card with 2 yrs free cable worth 7,000+. Then they had me pick a lottery, as it’s their anniversary. I got 2k but you can use it only with them when you buy their product or item worth 61,000+ plus 5 items free, 100,000+ in total, if you avail of the 61k product + 2 item, paying in cash on that day. abigail lorente is the name of the supervisor who assisted me at home sonic star mall, edsa. so I got the # of the one who assisted me because I triled to call ehappy card but can’t use it even if I follow the procedures. the shows there are all chinese. so the ehappy card was useless. the no. is out of coverage area. HOME SONIC STAR MALL BRANCH, no wonder your place there is hard to find. you need to ask the guard where home sonic is.

  41. ok same here, a while ago, a woman called me and introduced herself as from pldt and told me I won. She asked me if someone has already called me about my prize from pldft. for others’ sake, she said she was nikki dela cruz [not real name] control number e0185c [ that’s not your code ] that’s code for nikki dela cruz so the sales man will know who called

  42. Helo po..ung kabayan account q po almost a year n hindi nadeposituhan taz ngaun po balak q xa gmitin niregstr q po xa s ebanking ng bdo taz inactivate q po xa using my kabayan atm taz diretso balance inquiry n po taz nkpg inquire nmn po aq 20pesos mhigit po ang remaining balance..taz nung nagtry n po aq mgcheck s ebanking ang sinasabi po inactive account dw po..patulong nmn po..nkpg balance inquiry nmn po aq..slmt po sna po mtulungan nyu po aq..

  43. hala ganyan din nangyari skin ngaun..may babaeng tumawag skin nagpakilalang c Evelyn Palma ang sabi nanalo daw ang landline globe nmin sa eletronics raffle nila.ang sabi isa daw ang no. nmin sa mapalad na nabunot.nagbigay cya ng claiming code at claim ko ung prize ko sa michikawa olivares,magdala lng daw ng valid id,at maclaim ko ung prize ko na electronics gadgets or health advantage.wala daw babayaran.tas tinanong ako kng wat name ko,kaya natunugan ko na parang may something..kaya un nagsearch ako agad..tnx God.buti na lng nakita ko ung page nato at mga comments nyo.

  44. Hi Ms. Nora, thank you for the advise, I’ve just read you it but I will do this today. Yesterday, I went back to their store and file a complaint I also serve them a letter that I’m asking a refund but they don’t want to receive it. As per the supervisor (there is no manager on duty) the I talked to I have to wait for a call from their Customer Service today regarding my concern . By the way they have a stamp on their Sales Order 7 Days Money Back Guaranteed but according to the personnel I have talked with their actual procedure is just to replace items that I don’t want. I want to file also a complaint with DTI but I wonder if this will help? Thank you.

  45. Hi khyen, sad to hear about your situation. I suggest you go back immediately to the mall with your parents or friends or relatives (preferably assertive but broadminded), and talk with the mall manager and tell them you were deceived. It will help also if you can cite another store in the same mall that has a much lower price for the same product. The important thing is to prove that you were deceived by the store personnel

  46. Hi! do you know how i can refund this? i was scammed yeterday. same story with others, then after arriving home, i realized what I paid was very expensive. They used my credit card. I feel so ignorant 🙁 Hope you can help me. Thank you.

  47. Thanks for this site.. I was saved from scam! I just got a call earlier today.. a woman telling she’s a representative from a NEURON Electronic.. and i got a reward just because i’m a new consumer of PLDT.. and NEURON Electronic was the one who paid the prize. she gave me the claiming code and just present a valid ID and i can get my reward for free i just need to claim it in HOME SONIC in Starmall Alabang. And just in case that i was charged for the said reward. I just get the name of the sales person and report it to them, they also gave me their hotline numbers. Thanks to god!

  48. just received a phone call from them. saying I won via electronic raffle. yun pala isang matinding scam. no good.

  49. hello to everyone here. nananawagan po ako sa lahat ng nabiktima at nakabili dito sa companyang eto,gusto ko lang po makatulong dahil hindi lang po customer ang inaagrabiyado ng companyang eto pati po mga empleyado na sobra sobrang oras na nagtatrabaho na wala pong bayad ang overtime, hindi lang po yan ang reklamo peo nakapagfile na po ng complaint sa DOLE. ang mga nagpapatakbo sa companyang eto dito sa pilipinas ay mga foreigner at mahigit 600 empleyadong pilipino ang ginagamit sa ganitong strategy, lahat po ng sinabi ko ay mapapatunayan ko sa inyo sa mga ibidinsyang hawak ko.dahil po sa kakulangan ng trabaho dito sa bansa natin marami parin po ang nagtatagal dito sa companyang eto. peo ang concern po dito ung mga nabibiktima na ung iba nagloloan at umuutang pa para lang mabili ung sinasabing promo na kung susuriin tripli ang halaga sa iba, (overprising). dahil po sa kakaibang tiknik sa pagbebenta kahit cno po maiinganyo dahil may exitement sigawan so, matutuwa ka talaga pag ikaw ang customer dahil i paparamdam sayo na nanalo ka sa pamamagitan ng pagkamay sa iyo para sabihin congatulation, kung kayo po nakabili at kahit matagal nyo na pong nabili pwede parin po kayong magcomplaint basta po dumaan po sa ganitong strategy. pwede nyo po akung tawagan para masabi ko po sa inyo kung paano ang proceso dahil kung kayo po makikiusap na magrefund hindi po nila kayo pagbigbigyan may proceso po para maibalik o makapagrefund kayo. salamat po sa inyo.

  50. We got a call today from this so called Carla. And given us information. It my mom’s birthday and we thought na swerte siya. pero di naman pala. Kasi sa tunog pa lang eh. Scam na. Home Sonic? Ano yun? Haha. I have searched about it. And found out it is true. Scam nga. Thanks for the info.

  51. i experienced the same thing with your complaint here. Im using pldt sim card for 3 weeks then someome called me that i won a eHappy cignal tv. Since pumupunta ako ng alabang starmall for some curiosity dumaan ako ng homesonic to claim tge said prize or promo reward. And its tru, meron tlaga na nagkakahalaga ng 7kplus (but i found put that its only 3k and korean or chinese chanels pa). After that claiming may survey cla, since dun sa questionnaire i got the right answer daw kay pinabunot ako sa sobre.. I got 2k at tulad ng ibang posted complaint ganun din nanyari sakin. I was so tempted yesterdy night and i paid 5k as first deposit for the total amount 62k (induction cooker with five free items). When i got home i searched in internet that is the true prices of the item and i found out its overpricing. The 82k chair massager is only 25k and the induction cooler worth 62k for them is only 15k. The next day we went first to the sucurity office of starmall alabang and nagpaassist sa guard with the consent of mall admin management. Infront of the mall guards we claim the 5k. At first they are asking kung bkit sinosoli i sain its overpricing and was read that there are so many cases in internet na nanyari tulad ng samin. I said din that we consult this happening with the lawyers (public attorney office) and read the dti consumer act na mali ginagawa nila. After that statement they return the 5k to us. I ask everything to them why they doing this, sabi ni naninira lang daq ang social media. Sabi ko i experienced it and at parepateho ang marketing strategy nyo.

    According to the pffice of public attorney, pwede daw natin tong kasuhang ng stafa, kung hindi natin marerefund, aince no service or contract agreement withh bot parties. Magrequest lang daw tayo sakanila and after investigation they will do a demand letter to the homesonic or the lessor homesonic tegarding the issue. Pwede din the iteport to sa dti since lumalabag cla sa consumer act of the philippines.

  52. Juz got d call today frm them mylene suarez and told me exactly d same thing. Tnx to google got this info frm u guys bka npunta nko starmal alabng. Layo pa nmn.

  53. Hi Shane and jovelyn, it’s good that you researched first. I think there are some employees in various companies that sell names and phone nos. to businesses like Home Sonic. Names and phone nos. can also be copied from raffle stubs.

  54. may tumawag sakin kanina lang na nanalo daw ako at napili na magkaron ng libreng appliances na maki claim ko daw sa homesonic sa starmall edsa magdala daw ako ng 1 valid id at sabhin ko daw na ang tumawag sakin ay si micah suarez at nagbgay pa ng ref# pero tinanong nya kng ano name ko,nagduda ako kaya tinawagan ko ang binigay nyang # pero di ko makontak kaya nag search ako sa google at ito ang ang lumabas at nabasa ko mga nag commentsd pareho sa akin..scam pala muntik na akong pumunta bukas p nman ang balak ko tsk!tsk!

  55. hello! nangyari rin po sa akin yan kanina few minutes ago. tumawag siya akala ko yung dad ko pero when i answered taga home sonic daw nagtataka ako kung saan nila nakuha yung landline number nmin eh kaiinstal palang nun kahapon. Pigdadala niya ko ng valid id at binigyan niya ko ng reference number at iclaim ko nalang daw sa metropolis alabang, after the call medyo kinabahan ako kaya sinearch ko sila sa internet at ayun hindi lang pala ako 🙁

  56. buti n lng ngbasa muna ko sa google, my tumawag din s kin just now claiming na napili dw ung landline number nmin tru electronic something anniversary promo daw nila, my bnigay na reference # sa kin mgdala lng dw ako ng 2 valid ids at pde na iclaim ung gadgets and computer related item sa starmall alabang, ung name nung caller is MELODY MARQUEZ with tel # 310 9765. napag isip ako kc unang una mg 3 mnths p lng naikkabit ung landline nmin at wala nmn ako snasalihang raffle he he…

  57. i dont think na scam siya kung meron kang products na makukuha after mo sila bayaran. Yun nga lang nakakainis kasi hindi yun yung sinabi nila strategy lang nila yun para makabenta its really up to you kung magpapauto ka sa strategy nila. it also happened to my mom 15 years ago that was with AOWA raffle kuno tas free gc tas binayaran ng mom ko yung 20k para makuha namin lahat ng products so di kami lugi kasi parang binli mo din so everytime na may makita kaming ganun tumatawa nlng kami sinasakyan namin trip nila at humihingi ng payong. as long as di ka nila pinilit or what di ka agrabyado. I dont work for them or wha iam not connected to them i just want to let you guys know what happened to us and e careful and dont take it seriously. And before i forgot we got a call today from a girl and same thing from others we won an appliance from home sonic pero sabi ng mom ko di siya interested kung bibili ng product or what sabi di daw bibili and pad pinabayaran tawagan daw siya so lets see what happen.

  58. Thank you for this thread super helpful sya. Yesterday lang at kanina may tumawag sakin sa landline ko na napili nga daw yung landline ko dun sa anniversary bla bla bla nila. Pinapaclaim nila sa akin yung prize at wala daw akong babayaran na kahit ano, sa home sonic starmall daw pwedeng kunin and may binigay na referrence number para daw pag claim. Pang twice na sila tumawag sakin earlier at muntik na ako makumbinse since malapit lang ako sa starmall. Hanggang sa naisip ko isearch yung home sonic at eto nga madaming review ang nakita ko. Buti nalang. Salamat po dito. 🙂

  59. Buti na lang nabasa ko ang mga comment nyo, thanks for this. Makulit kasi sila, tawag ng tawag sa landline namin.

  60. yesterday i received a phone call and she said she’s from globe makati. and i won wifi gadget and can claim at univox metro town tarlac. I had doubts because why metro when their office is in sm tarlac and I didn’t join any globe promo. It’s good I googled and read your blog. thanks a lot. hayy I wonder why their employees don’t feel any guilt at all

  61. Hi Lheine, if you go, be strong and assertive. It’s also good if you bring a friend who’s also strong and assertive. And don’t bring any atm, credit card or big cash with you. I think going there would not be beneficial for you (time, cost and stress), but could be beneficial for others if you can give some lessons to those deceitful marketers and could help others who are too weak to resist their offers.

  62. They also call me a while ago. Gusto ko pagtripan. Who’s with me? haha ! Starmall Shaw raw iclaim ung item. Gusto ko ireklamo sa T3.

  63. Hi Johanna, yes, really and truly sad that they’re still pushing through with their deceitful business. Yes, I agree with you that their employees should look for other jobs. If they can talk like how they’re speaking on the phone, then they can easily find decent work as call center agents.

  64. thanks for the feedback. I was soundly asleep then somebody called me. very good speaking ability. was puzzled so I searched the internet.

  65. Found this blog while searching for Univox/ home sonic. Dito sa Tarlac. Nung 2007-2008, naloko nila mother-in-law ko in tarlac. That time, nasa Angeles, pampanga kmi ng husband ko nakatira. Pinauwi kmi ng biglaan dahil hindi nila alam pano bawiin ung na-swipe na 59K sa credit card ng mom-in-law ko, na naka-autodebit sa savings account nya sa saktong 60k ang laman. Okay na sana eh, gusto daw ng mom-in-law ko ung massage chair, kaso ang problema ang chinarge sa credit card eh full payment after 1 month, eh ang sinabi ng sales people sa knila within 6 months ang charge, so hulugan within 6 months. Pero nung iniswipe nila, din nila ginawang deferred payment, kundi one swipe lng — talagang lokohan na ang ginawa nila.
    It took us 2 weeks bago nabawi ung perang nacharge sa credit card. Nagcomplain pa sister-in-law ko sa DTI to report Home Sonic.
    Ngayon, lumipat n kmi dito sa Tarlac, kakatawag lng sakin the third time nila – Univox na ang name nila, sa Metrotown tarlac. Dating lugar ng home sonic, tlgang talamak pa rin ang panloloko nila..
    Payo ko lng sa mga nagttrabaho duon, lumipat n lng kayo ng ibang trabaho, dahil makakarma kayo sa kalokohang ginagawa ninyo!

  66. Hi emgee, if you like, you can help others by commenting on social media like Facebook. It also helps if we don’t bring our credit or atm cards all the time when we go out.

  67. I’m one victim also of home sonic last Monday, isang pagkakamali na hindi ko muna na search ang name ng company…
    Ano ba ang pwedeng magawa sa mga ganyan, para wala ma biktima sa mga susunod…

  68. omg…i just have received a phone call a minute ago from annabelle mendoza telling i have won from their electronic raffle and my landline number was luckily chosen daw providing the claiming code 2014 puz and just bring valid id to claim at home sonic starmall alabang…and because i was not aware with the company i try to google it and search what product they are selling then i have read all your comments and thank you because i will not be one of their victims…thank you also sa internet at nasurf ko itong site nyo…

  69. Hi nene, do you have a receipt and a contract? Does the receipt or contract list those items? If you have those items on the list, then you can demand for them later on. Ask for a receipt or contract before completing your payment. I hope you really need that 55900 item so it would be worth it, or you can make a business out of it.

  70. tinawagan din nila ako dahil sa nakukulitan na ako sabi kasi no cash out punta naman kami ng anak ko. ang tagal tagal kong nagantay sa madaling salita pinakilala nila un mga product nila sa akin at dahil anniversary daw nila kaya ako nabunot ang gusto ko lang masiguro ay kung totoo un mga mga item na ibibigay nila sa akin kapag natapos ko ng bayaran un isang item na kinuha ko worth 55900 na babayaran ko ng one year kapagdown na ako ng 20,000 kaya 35900 na lang ang balance ko totoo kaya makukuha ko un ibang item

  71. Hi mitchie, thanks a lot for taking the time to share your experience. It’s great that you outsmarted Homesonic and that you reported them to Globe.

  72. I’m glad I found this site. I’m thankful for intuition because I didn’t believe that Homesonic caller. Instead this prompt me to call globe customer service to report to them about that incident with Homesonic because they’re using globe just to make fool of its subscribers.

  73. 20 minutes ago I received a phone call from this Lian Gonzalez, informing me that our globe number was selected from electronic raffle and I need to claim the product that I Have won @ Homesonic located at Starmall Edsa.
    Though I entertained her call I still have doubts about it since my husband and I hasn’t joined or filled up any raffle entry with globe. We are just a new subscribet of globe like for about 2weeks only so how come they know our number? Only few relatives know our landline number so I thought this is a Scam. Because IT SEEMS MS. LIAN GONZALEZ is guessing information about me and my husband. But I gave her very small details and told her that we are still busy. That’s why its not just PLDT that these Homesonic Scammer is using even globe subscribers, too are also they’re target victims.

  74. Hi norvina, magreklamo kayo sa management ng mall. Dapat meron kang kasama na matapang na tao o lawyer at dapat mai-prove mo na merong panloloko na nangyari.

  75. oo nga ako nadale noong may 25 babalikan ko ng sila imagine binawas nila sa metro bank ko 26 thousan at magbabayad pa ako ng 34,100 dahil kailangan daw cash that time may undergo kami ng seminar ng cursillo pinuntahan ko lang dahil tawag ng tawag saken no cash out tapos nag offer ng katakot takot ng ma ma interes ka kaya ayon dale ang 26, thou ko sa metro bank.

    wala ba kayong magawa dito.

  76. Hi Luzviminda, yes, it’s good your bf is smart and strong. It’s sad to know that these people are still operating — this means there are still people being conned. Thanks a lot for commenting.

  77. We also had a call telling us we had won a prize in a raffle from Globe (just taken new landline with them) & we should collect it at Home Sonic Starmall. After 2 hours there & being told how lucky we were we only had to pay P 60900 for all these FREE prizes & we could use a credit card. Luckily my boyfriend realised it was a scam & said no & we left but it was 2 hours completely wasted. This is a scam & should be stopped. Never ever give your credit card to any company you do not trust as they will steal from you. We were lucky as my boyfriend realised what was happening. Please BEWARE of these tricksters.

  78. may iba poh talagang tao na naninira ng pangaLan ng isang Company…
    bago kayu maniwala sa mga ganyan , , bat d nyu poh muna sguraduhin ng maigi kung tutuo talaga …

  79. someone called me that i won an item..so nagulat ako how did she knew my phone nmber..eh ka install lng nun last saturday..binigay nya yun code nmber n proof n makukuha ko yun gift item..magdala daw ako ng 2 valid id’s..sinabi p ang nme nya myleen..curious ako so i decided to check s gooles,so it’s true scam nga..hindi lng pala s pldt pti s globe nrin..kya buti nlng at nag check ako,,kya pls every one check nyo muna bgo kyo pumnta..par hndi kyo mbiktima ng scam..

  80. ako din nabiktima na din nila ako…HOME SONIC STARMALL EDSA…RECENTLY LANG, Dec.23,2013..hindi ko na maibabalik yung produkto kasi kinabit na ang WATER PURIFIER, sinamahan nila ako sa bahay para sila na mismo ang mag install nun…sabi ko sa kanila kami na ang mag install pilit parin nila ginagawa…siguro inisip nila pag hindi nila ikakabit yun at makapag isip2x na ako at ibabalik ko ang produkto, kaya nila ako sinamahan sa bahay namin mismo…
    Ingat nalang tau next time…lesson learned!!!

  81. Hi Jerry, sorry I’m not a lawyer, pero I think if the victim does nothing, the promissory note can be treated as a legal document. Kasi parang tinanggap ng victim na legal yong transaction, na hindi siya na-deceive.
    Dapat bawiin niya ang down payment dahil na-deceive siya, at sabihin niyang isosoli lang niya ang product kapag ibinalik ang down payment niya. Dapat merong mga kasama pag pumunta doon.

  82. So, what you will suggest for those victim? They have written a promissory note that they will pay that amount for a certain period of time. They might use that as evidence to collect the remaining money if the victim decide not to pay. Is it really need to pay that knowing it is indeed a scam? please advise

  83. Hi barbs, bawiin nio, lalo na at senior na siya, meron kayong valid case. Merong deceipt. Magdala ka ng kasama nio na matapang at ala-lawyer ang alam at dating, or if you know a helpful lawyer, you can ask help from this lawyer.

  84. naloko din nila ang dad ko! they told him that what he is getting is really a bargain. even though he only liked the massager. tapus sabi pa everything is worth 55,999 and installment daw for 12 months tru credit card. but when the bill came him, 111,998 pesos! and straight payment pa! they really tricked the old man!

  85. DONT FALL INTO THIS BOGUS SCAM! PLEASE LANG.

    WAS A VICTIM ALSO BUTI N LANG I HAVE A PRESENCE OF MIND. NABAWI KO CREDIT CARD KO.

    DAMI CLA GAGAWIN PARA MAGFALL K SA TRICK NILA.

    ME SASAYAW SA HARAP MO, MAG CHEER, KAKAMAYAN K EVERY NOW AND THEN TELLING NA YOUR VERY LUCKY KC NANALO KA! #%@$*_!@$*_!

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