Ilocos Rep. Sandro Marcos on Wednesday warned the public, particularly those who want to meet him, to be on the lookout for scammers who use his name to collect money from those who want to meet him personally.
Sandro, the son of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., said he received reports that a group using the name “Sandro Marcos Unofficial Facebook page” is organizing a fund-raising event.
In a Facebook post, Marcos denied any involvement in a fund-raising event being organized by the administrator of the social media page.
Marcos said that it was not the first time that this happened.
In his post, Marcos said that on March 6, 2022, “Sandro Marcos unofficial claimed to have organized a ‘meet and greet’ event with me, charging P4,500 per person for transportation, hotel, ID, and t-shirt. On even date, we denied any involvement of the said event.”
“Please know that I would never approve of anyone charging fees, much more an exorbitant amount for a meet and greet,” Marcos said.
He added that that recently received reports that a fundraising event is again set to be organized using his name.
The young Marcos said: “This is to reiterate that Sandro Marcos Unofficial Facebook page is not in any way affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or officially connected to me or anyone from my team.
“I appreciate all your support, but it will all go to waste if my name will be tainted by irresponsible and unscrupulous individuals or groups. Let us be mindful of our actions and ensure that solicitations of any kind from unauthorized groups are not entertained.”