Home Sonic Appliances Using PLDT in Their Deceitful Marketing Scheme

This morning, someone who identified herself as Patricia Aguilar called me through my PLDT

landline number and told me that PLDT is celebrating its 80th or (83rd?) anniversary. Immediately, my mind said “Here’s another marketing scheme.”  The woman didn’t mention Home Sonic in her first statements; she was always talking about PLDT.

Just the other day, someone called me about a FREE health care card from Mastercard, but in the latter part of her spiel, she said I was awarded a 50-percent discount, and that I had to pay ONLY about 6,000 pesos.

Going back to the claimed PLDT promo — I wonder where they get the numbers, and why they know my number is a new subscription. They must be buying these numbers.  I must have put my landline number in a raffle coupon, or an application for something, or a purchase receipt duplicate, or an agent must have made a list.  Cell phone number na nga lang ang isusulat ko sa mga slips kung kelangan — gagasto sila para tawagan ako.

Similar to the spiel of many other marketers, this ‘PLDT’ woman said I was a lucky PLDT subscriber, and that I can claim my rewards from Home Sonic at Metropolis Alabang.  I just need to bring two valid IDs, and my latest PLDT bill.
[adsense]
Of course, most of us know what usually happens when people go to Home Sonic, as told many times over by victims of these schemes. They’re presented with their prizes, but they could not get out of the store with these prizes. They’re pressured to buy costly appliances that are not needed to live. Kelangan ba natin ang massage chair? Ang foot massager? Ang microwave na may radio at orasan? Sa totoo lang, lumalamon ng kuryente ang microwave.

Pero sa galing nilang magsalita, mapapa-believe ka at maiisip mo:

  • Oo nga, kelangan ko ang mga ito.
  • Oo nga, deserve ng family ko ang mga ito.
  • Oo, kawawa naman itong seller na ito, walang kita pag hindi ako bumili.
  • Oo nga, napakamura na nga ito.
  • Oo nga, nakakahiya pag di man lang ako bumili eh may bigay sila sa aking libre.
  • Oo, bibili na ako kasi na-massage na ako nang matagal.
  • Oo, bibilhin ko na kasi kikita naman ako dito pag mabenta ko kay mare/pare.
  • Oo, kasi ang dami na ring bumili, ang daming masaya, ang saya-saya nila.

Shaming or flattering prospective buyers, and making them believe they’re getting the best deals of their lives are techniques that play on human nature, and specifically the respectful, understanding, maawain and gentle nature of many Pinoys.

I would have shamed the Home Sonic ‘PLDT’ caller by telling her how she was deceiving people, but I don’t know why I didn’t.  Siguro nagsawa na ako. O kasi Pinoy nga ako.

Akala ko wala na yong mga ganito. Marami pa rin pala.

Totoo pa rin yong Number 1 sign ng SCAM — TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE. Libre at walang bayad? Bakit? Hindi puedeng walang dahilan.  Malaki daw ang kita? Bakit? There’s a reason.

Legitimate promos are well-publicized. Ang mga promos ng mga Legitimate and Big Companies ay well-advertised. Nasa official websites nila, nasa one-page or half-page ads sa newspapers,at announced by reliable TV personalities.

Nakakapanghinayang na merong mga napapabili in CASH ng 25K to 54K ng mga appliances na later they realize are Not Really Needed.  Surf the Internet; nagkalat ang mga complaints from Home Sonic or Greentop victims.

156 Comments

  1. cecilia July 29, 2021
  2. SOL June 23, 2021
  3. Muntinlupeno April 21, 2021
  4. Dave April 19, 2021
  5. Korina March 4, 2021
  6. nivlem February 6, 2021
  7. Norman February 4, 2021
  8. Judy January 19, 2021
  9. Nora August 30, 2020
  10. Mae August 24, 2020
  11. Elli Pan July 21, 2020
  12. Nora July 18, 2020
  13. marisa ferrer July 16, 2020
  14. yellie June 17, 2020
  15. Purgichi January 14, 2020
  16. Mo December 18, 2019
  17. Nora August 26, 2019
  18. rt muñoz August 23, 2019
  19. Princess July 28, 2019
  20. Princess July 28, 2019
  21. apple July 19, 2019
  22. apple July 19, 2019
  23. Conom June 22, 2019
  24. louie May 27, 2019
  25. Marilyn senoc April 29, 2019
  26. Hazsel Minano February 3, 2019
  27. Mhearhen January 24, 2019
  28. Myrna Sayo-Tiburcio January 19, 2019
  29. Carl December 30, 2018
  30. BONG September 19, 2018
  31. Lynneth September 14, 2018
  32. Nora August 30, 2018
  33. Justine August 29, 2018
  34. Nora April 5, 2018
  35. Yhan April 1, 2018
  36. Renz March 26, 2018
  37. Nora March 26, 2018
  38. Kith Andrea Orapa March 25, 2018
  39. Rossel March 17, 2018
  40. Nora March 16, 2018
  41. Renerose March 15, 2018
  42. jen February 15, 2018
  43. Nora February 8, 2018
  44. Van February 7, 2018
  45. Nora February 1, 2018
  46. Jaena Kim January 31, 2018
  47. Nora January 29, 2018
  48. haries January 27, 2018
  49. jayson January 3, 2018
  50. Soki December 23, 2017
  51. grace December 19, 2017
  52. Dennis December 8, 2017
  53. someonehucare December 5, 2017
  54. Danielle Ramos September 12, 2017
  55. Hanna September 10, 2017
  56. rissA September 7, 2017
  57. Em Reyes August 4, 2017
  58. SUNNAH June 21, 2017
  59. Tetai June 18, 2017
  60. Nora June 11, 2017
  61. Jae In June 10, 2017
  62. Nora June 1, 2017
  63. Ryan May 31, 2017
  64. jo weber May 16, 2017
  65. Lopez January 14, 2017
  66. Bogs January 13, 2017
  67. Nora December 31, 2016
  68. Raymond December 30, 2016
  69. Nora November 28, 2016
  70. Fe November 27, 2016
  71. Nora November 20, 2016
  72. DJ November 20, 2016
  73. Fernando Cailipan November 20, 2016
  74. Nora November 13, 2016
  75. Marius November 13, 2016
  76. Nora November 8, 2016
  77. bel November 7, 2016
  78. Nora November 5, 2016
  79. Rio November 5, 2016
  80. Nora October 6, 2016
  81. Siel October 3, 2016
  82. Alvin t laton September 29, 2016
  83. Nora September 8, 2016
  84. Marvin September 7, 2016
  85. Nora July 2, 2016
  86. love June 30, 2016
  87. Nora June 24, 2016
  88. Rosalie June 23, 2016
  89. kamoteblu June 10, 2016
  90. Nora May 31, 2016
  91. mari May 30, 2016
  92. Nora April 30, 2016
  93. QATS April 28, 2016
  94. Che April 5, 2016
  95. Nora March 4, 2016
  96. alice March 3, 2016
  97. Nora November 2, 2015
  98. arman November 2, 2015
  99. Nora October 14, 2015
  100. ROSARIO RUTH ALIX October 14, 2015
  101. Nora October 7, 2015
  102. jimmy October 6, 2015
  103. annonymous September 23, 2015
  104. nick August 11, 2015
  105. Mhei July 22, 2015
  106. maribel June 23, 2015
  107. khyen June 18, 2015
  108. Nora June 17, 2015
  109. khyen June 17, 2015
  110. Jasvie June 8, 2015
  111. Mervin Repuesto May 27, 2015
  112. ken May 12, 2015
  113. ricky May 11, 2015
  114. Ma. Beatriz Ane G. Datay May 9, 2015
  115. Abi April 26, 2015
  116. eykey April 26, 2015
  117. Nora April 24, 2015
  118. jovelyn April 21, 2015
  119. Shane April 21, 2015
  120. mhin April 17, 2015
  121. rose April 5, 2015
  122. Aliana April 5, 2015
  123. Liezl March 24, 2015
  124. Nora March 16, 2015
  125. Jaira March 15, 2015
  126. Nora March 7, 2015
  127. Lheine Lunag March 6, 2015
  128. snuff February 26, 2015
  129. Nora January 25, 2015
  130. Nora January 25, 2015
  131. Marco Idara Boleche January 25, 2015
  132. Johanna January 24, 2015
  133. Nora September 17, 2014
  134. emgee vistta September 16, 2014
  135. Nora July 10, 2014
  136. emjhay July 10, 2014
  137. Nora June 22, 2014
  138. nene June 21, 2014
  139. Nora June 7, 2014
  140. mitchie June 6, 2014
  141. mitchie June 6, 2014
  142. Nora May 27, 2014
  143. norvina s. deocampo May 26, 2014
  144. Nora March 28, 2014
  145. Luzviminda Angco March 28, 2014
  146. pRINCESS jane February 2, 2014
  147. pRINCESS jane February 2, 2014
  148. Nora January 28, 2014
  149. ronski.. January 27, 2014
  150. changzou January 6, 2014
  151. Nors June 24, 2013
  152. Jerry June 23, 2013
  153. Nors June 20, 2013
  154. barbs June 20, 2013
  155. iamnumber2 June 19, 2013
  156. Darwin June 14, 2013

Leave a Reply