Victims of Rasuman pyramiding scheme swarm Pasay police headquarters

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Jachob “Coco” Rasuman. SCREENGRAB FROM YOUTUBE

MANILA, Philippines–Alleged victims of the infamous Rasuman pyramiding scam trooped to the Pasay City police headquarters following the arrest of Princess Tomawis Rasuman, wife of the alleged mastermind of the rip-off.

Alleged victim Johari Diampuan claimed in a radio interview that Princess worked as an “accountant” of her husband Jachob “Coco” Rasuman.

Diampuan said he lost over P100 million from the pyramiding scam that operated in  Mindanao.

Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Llorca, Pasay City police chief, earlier said Princess Tomawis Rasuman was arrested Wednesday evening by virtue of an arrest warrant.

Llorca said a concerned citizen tipped off the police of her whereabouts that led to her arrest.

Jachob and Princess, along with Bashir Rasuman Sr., Bashir Rasuman Jr., Emma Rasuman, Sultan Jerry Tomawis,  Jeremiah “Maning” Rasuman and Jerome Rasuman were facing two counts of syndicated estafa charges.

Jachob was arrested last year.

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  • Simon Ward

    “Diampuan said he lost over P100 million from the pyramiding scam that operated in Mindanao.”

    Huh? If you were smart enough to earn P100 million legitimately, what were you doing investing it in a pyramid scam? Or did you make it in another scam?

    • Rene Sarabia

      I laughed at your retort. But on the other hand, stealing from thieves is still considered stealing. If we let those thieves prosecute each other then it would still be better for everyone.

    • marienkind

      I share the same sentiments tbh. Earning 100m legit is quite a feat, legal or not. How you end up getting duped after such a good run is beyond me. Greed? Everybody gets greedy after getting a good return but I don’t think many experienced businessmen can be so daft as to fall for such a scam.

  • farmerpo

    When it comes to pyramiding, only the greedy become victims. They should not cry foul since they know that pyramiding is a scam. Join if you can, get out while not hot and don’t cry uncle when scalded. I have yet to meet a person who joined a ‘too good to be true’ venture who did not enjoy the first few paybacks. Then when hit, they cry uncle. Too bad.
    The authorities should pay more attention to scams like CAP, the mother of all scams and nothing happened. Ito pa? Gatasan lang ito. Yung Sobrepena di kaya.

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