One Dream Scam Victims Sue Owners and Officials Over P3-B Lost Investment (Video)
Angry investors of One Dream Marketing Inc filed a case this Tuesday, July 21 against the owner and top officials of the MLM networking company. According to them, they were victims of the investment scam after the company has stopped its operations and the involved officials are now nowhere to be found.
As reported at ABS-CBN, 18 One Dream scam victims rushed to the office of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to file a syndicated estafa complaint against One Dream owner Arnel Gacer and Jobelle de Guzman (Vice President). The complainants said that investors from Lipa City, Batangas alone lost P3,338,910.80 from the company.
Also included as respondents are One Dream officers Ariel Gacer, Richard Ramos, Jay-Ar de Guzman, Marlon de Guzman, Jun de Guzman, Lui de Guzman, Linda de Guzman, Joel de Guzman and Judith Itoh. The law against estafa, swindling and fraud is under Article 315 and 316 of the Revised Penal Code.
According to the complainants, One Dream stopped its operations last July 11 and the company has refused to return their investments despite their strong demands. The company was also reported to have many OFWs as investors and residents from different provinces. Their office in Lipa and in a condominium in Quezon City are both closed.
One Dream Marketing Inc was registered at the SEC (Security Exchange Commission) last June 5 only, but as a business selling soaps and beauty products, and not as an investment company. Their officially website onedreamph.com is now inactive, as well as their Facebook page, which showed photos of investors with brand new cars.
One Dream scam victims said they were attracted to join because of the promise of 40% interest in just 4 days. Therefore, a P100,000 investment will result to P140,000. This is why many members invested hundreds of thousands of pesos, as they were blinded by the offer that they don’t need to sell products.
According to Lipa City Mayor Meynard Sabili, who promised to help the victims from his city, he has already spoken to the mother-in law of Ariel Gacer, and that she is trying her best to release money to repay the company’s investors. As of posting, Gacer and the rest of the respondents are still not giving their official statement on the allegations against them.