Published: Friday 19 January, 2018

BDO ATM Allegedly Dispensed FAKE P500 Bill But Bank Refused to Replace it

Netizen Mildred de Guzman took to social media to complain about a fake P500 bill that was allegedly dispensed by a BDO ATM machine. De Guzman said she was certain the fake P500 bill came from the BDO ATM but the bank refused to replace it.

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The fake P500 bill allegedly withdrawn from a BDO ATM machine in Guiguinto, Bulacan. (Facebook/Mildred de Guzman)

According to Mildred de Guzman, she withdrew money from the DBO ATM machine at Waltermart in Guiguinto, Bulacan on January 14, 2018 at around 6:45 PM. The machine did not dispense a receipt. She then took the money to Mercury drug to buy medicines for her mom and then proceeded to Watsons. That was where she was told that the P500 bill she paid was fake.

“Yung cashier sa Watsons asked if may smaller bill ako, I told him “Wala eh”. Then he told me na “Mam, parang suspicious po kasi yung 500 bill nyo”. Siyempre nag-react ako and told him “Paano nangyari yun, eh kakawithdraw lang namin ngayon? I showed him the rest of the money. He handed me the bill and I noticed na fake talaga siya,” De Guzman wrote on Facebook.

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She then went back to the Banco de Oro branch to complain. Although the bank was already closed, she was still able to relay her problem to the bank’s manager thru the guard and was told to come back the next day.

“They were already closed pero there are still employees inside. I talked to the guard and showed him the fake money. Sinabi ko sa kanya na walang transaction receipt na available and he’s aware naman. He went inside to show it to the manager and told us to be back tomorrow.”

Mildred de Guzman was expecting that her fake P500 would be replaced the next day but was disappointed when she was told that BDO won’t replace it.

“We went back sa BDO the following day. Pero di nangyari yung ineexpect namin. They told us na my scanner daw yung ATM nila and it can detect fake money and sort it out,” she said.

“I kept on explaining na paano nangyari na may nahalo dun sa nawithdraw ko kung ganun? When we went sa Waltermart last night, ang dala ko lang that time is my ATM card & my driver’s license, no cash kasi nga magwiwithdraw kami. We only had two transactions, one sa Mercury and the other one sa Watsons. And we are very sure na di napalitan yung pera na nawithdraw namin. After the long debate, BDO still didn’t replace the fake bill,” she continued.

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“We never thought this would happen, na sa mismong bangko manggagaling yung FAKE money. Parang di na safe magwithdraw sa ATM kasi di pala nila papalitan if may mahalong peke. Mas ok pa yatang mag over-the-counter na lang so you can check the money if may fake before leaving the counter. Nakapanghihinayang lang din kasi. 500 pesos rin yun! Di ko na sana ipopost ito, di ko rin naman ugaling mag rant on social media but I just want to share what happened to us. Sana wala nang iba pa na maka-experience nito and sana may gawin namang solusyon yung mga bangko.”

After previous cases of faceless peso bills and a P100 bill with two faces of Manuel Roxas, now comes a fake P500 bill! What’s next?