- According to a witness, the riders all arrived at the same address but there was no AJ Pande living in the household.
- It was also said that the riders can’t contact the scammer as he gave them different phone numbers.
The instances where food delivery app riders are scammed and ghosted by their customers seem to be increasing especially during the quarantine period.
Some direct their drivers to fake pin locations while others simply don’t pay for the food that they’ve ordered.
But this one had to be one of the most unbelievable cases so far. A certain AJ Pande from Pilar Village, Las Pinas City has scammed more than 10 delivery riders.
According to a witness named Natalie Dela Cruz, the riders crowded a specific house as this AJ gave them the same address but with different phone numbers.
“Nakwento sa ‘kin ng mga rider na pinick up po nila sa seller ‘yung order ni AJ Pande. Paiba-iba ‘yung contact number na binigay ni AJ pero same address,” she said.
But to the riders’ dismay, there’s no AJ Pande living in that house.
MATINDING PANLOLOKO SA ONLINE DELIVERY, NAGANAP SA LAS PIÑASHindi raw bababa sa 10 na delivery riders ang nagkumpulan…
“Wala daw pong AJ Pande na nakatira sa nakalagay na address. Senior ang lumalabas sa bahay na iyon.”
According to a netizen, this scammer usually targets Instagram shops and small businesses in Paranaque.
Finally, news of this "AJ Pande" has reached mainstream news outlets. This guy is targeting mostly IG shops and online markets/shops in Parañaque (BF Homes) and Las Piñas (BF Resort, BF Pilar, and BF Almanza).
— Crap About Filipinos (@CAFilipinos) September 16, 2020
There are still no updates about the real identity of this AJ Pande.