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WATCH | DOJ issues lookout bulletin against suspect in ‘rent-tangay’ scam

Still image of Tychicus Nambio, a suspect in the "rent-tangay" scam victimizing unsuspecting motor vehicle owners. (TV5 video grab)
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MANILA, Philippines - Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Friday issued an Immigration Lookout Bulletin Order (ILBO) for Tychicus Nambio to prevent him from leaving the country after he was charged for involvement in the so-called “rent-tangay” scam.

Biñan City Prosecutor Agripin Baybay, who made the request for the issuance of the ILBO against Nambio, said the suspect was engaged in the large-scale modus operandi called “rent-tangay” or “rent-sangla” victimizing unsuspecting motor vehicle owners, and may fly to London, England to evade prosecution.

Baybay recommended the filing of three counts of estafa and light threats against Nambio who was arrested on Wednesday (Feb. 15) in Biñan City, Laguna, after nearly 500 victims filed complaints against him and his group headed by alleged mastermind Rafaela Anunciacion.

Under the Rent-Tangay scheme, Nambio and Anunciacion would convince car owners to become business associates in a rent-a-car service and have their cars rented for a hefty profit. At first, the car owners will get paid but, unknowingly, in the end their vehicles will be pawned to other people.

Secretary Aguirre encouraged other victims to come out and file their complaints to strengthen the case build-up against Anunciacion.

Aguirre said he has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation under Director Dante Gierran to investigate and spearhead the filing of cases against the parties responsible.

“Nobody should be allowed to profit from taking advantage of the trust of others. We will not tolerate a scam of this magnitude,” Aguirre said.