Today, a lot of tactics were designed by people who wanted to take advantage of other people. They always have new schemes from distracting the victim; to acting someone they are not just to deceive the victim. These tactics were called ‘modus’ in the common tongue.
In the country, a lot of modus have been frequently taking place sometime somewhere. One is the “dugo dugo gang” where the group robs the house through calling the house helper telling that a family member has been hurt and in the hospital. They say that the house helper should deliver cash and the valuables needed for the medical procedure of the family member. Another is the “budol budol gang”. This is probably the modus that involved the highest form of deception.
Hypnotism and fake money is involved in this scheme. They lure the victim into exchanging their valuables for fake cash. This tactic was also used in grocery stores, gadget stores, restaurants and even in sari-sari stores.
What tactic is probably the most prominent is the “salisi gang”. The group blends in with the people to avoid suspicion. One of the members distracts the victim, and as attention of the victim was diverted, someone was tasked to take the valuables of the victim.
In the recent video uploaded by a Facebook page, a teenager was spotted to take advantage of the people in the restaurant. The video was uploaded yesterday (August 30) has 49, 000 views as of writing. In the video, a young looking man wearing a basketball jersey went to the restaurant. He was talking to two of the crews outside the establishment for a couple of minutes. One of the crews went inside the establishment giving the lad a chance to do his agenda. The lad acted out normally and went close to the entrance without showing a hint to the other crew sitting outside the restaurant. He then observed the surrounding looking for valuables until his eyes laid to a cellphone charging on top of one of the tables. He finally went inside casually and took the phone immediately.
The phone was tied to the charger so he needed to unplug it. He then put the phone inside his shorts. In a quick span of ten seconds, the lad successfully did his plan. The crew sitting outside apparently stood up and on her way inside the restaurant without knowing what the lad did.
The lad acted out as he was doing a crossover so the crew would not notice. He even made a short conversation with the crew before making his escape.
The people of the restaurant knew about the incident a little too late. The lad was said to be a minor. People are looking for this man.
Watch video here:
MAG INGAT SA GANITONG MODUS NAG ALA-"LEBRON JAMES" UPANG HINDI MAHALATA ANG NINAKAW NA CELLPHONE WANTED: Magnanakaw sa CENTRAL SIGNAL VILLAGE TAGUIG CITY. © Angielyn Dellosa 📹
Posted by Philippines CCTV & DASH CAM Spotted on Friday, August 31, 2018
The video uploaded gained a lot of reactions and comments from the netizens. It also raised awareness for other people about this tactic.