Cebuana beauty queen Aida Patana got the biggest surprise of her life when she received 33 food deliveries for several days.
There’s nothing wrong with that except that Patana never ordered any of the foodstuff that arrived in her office in Quezon City recently.
Patana, 1st runner-up at Mrs World pageant, said that she was a victim of fake bookings from food delivery companies in Metro Manila.
Among the food that arrived in her office include pizza, bread, burgers, fries, fresh chicken, fish, and even coffee from a popular coffee house.
“Nagulat talaga ako. First time in my life na may dumating na ganun kadaming delivery na pagkain sa akin,” said Patana. (I was really surprised. First time in my life that so much food were delivered to me.”
To settle the problem, Patana just accepted and paid the food delivered to her even though she did not order any of it. “Naawa ako sa mga nag-deliver kaya kinuha ko na lang lahat. At yung pagkain pinamigay ko na lang sa mga security guards and neighbors namin.” (I pitied the delivery guys that’s why I decided to get the food. I gave it to the security guards and neighbors).
A few days after it happened, Patana left for Cebu City where she is currently based. To her surprise, she still receives text messages that some food delivery riders were still waiting outside her office.
“Iba-ibang SIM card ang ginamit using my name. I have no idea who’s behind this scam. Sana tigilan na nila ang panloloko nila. Ang ginawa ko, pina-block ko na ang name ko sa mga delivery booking,” said Patana. (The scammers used different SIM cards. I hope they will stop this scam. I have requested the delivery food service companies to block my name).
Patana, 47, ended the scam with an appeal to scammers. “Please lang! Huwag na ninyo akong padadalahan ng pagkain dahil dalawang international competition ang sasalihan ko, Kailangan ko magpapayat.” (Stop sending food! I need to stay fit because I will compete in two international pageants).
The beauty queen-businesswoman will represent the Philippines at Mrs Tourism Ambassador to be held in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia on July 7-12, 2021; and Mrs. Universe 2021 to be held in Seoul, South Korea on Nov. 27-Dec. 5, 2021.