Sunday, March 9, 2014

Mr. Win Detergent Promo a scam? Watch out!

This happened to our household not once but TWICE. My mom and I had exactly the same experience. First, it was me last year who got scammed and then just today, my mom. We were "victimized" by this Mr. Win sales representative who goes house to house offering "FREE" detergent powder as a promotion and ending up with P400 in his hands. What's his modus opernadi? Read on.

FIVE boxes of Mr. Win detergent powder for P400. One box and a bar of Champion detergent were FREE.
A sales representative (not in uniform but rather in pambahay clothes) knocked on our gate, handing me one Champion detergent bar and one Mr. Win detergent powder. According to him, it's for free because they are having a promotion. He said they are introducing Mr. Win to the market and that the brand is manufactured by the same company as Champion. Since these were for FREE, I was lured into accepting them. That was my biggest mistake. He asked whether a senior citizen lived with me. When I said yes, he continued to give me more Mr. Win detergent powder and said he'll give me the discount for senior citizens.

The next thing I know is that there were five more Mr. Win detergent powders in my hands and the sales rep won't take it back. He kept insisting that all the soap I have is worth P400 only. I told him I didn't have money but he won't take the products back. Instead, he said that I should hurry and pay up because his supervisor will get mad if the latter finds out about the discount he's given me. With a heavy heart, I went to get P400 in my wallet and handed it to him. And then he left.

I wouldn't do such a thing under normal circumstances, but during that time, I felt obliged to pay him even if I didn't want to. It was as if I was hypnotized or something. Whatever he did to me worked and it's just too bad that the same thing happened to my mom today. My sister was stopping mama from entertaining the guy, but mama just went on listening to him anyway. I was watching a show in our room, so I thought it was just nothing. Had I known, I should've stopped my mom myself.

After realizing what just happened, I felt terrible. It was worse than being robbed. So I Googled Mr. Win and found out that this modus has been going on for a while. Here are links to two articles dated back in 2012, warning the public about the Mr. Win modus operandi happening in Pagadian City. In these reports, the sales rep is offering Tide instead of Champion.


Now I'm wondering if it's just in our place here in North Caloocan or if others have experienced this as well. I just hope this scam comes to an end. Consumers deserve better than this kind of marketing strategy. Anyone who has read this post should be wary of such kind of scam. I hope the DTI and Champion does something about this.

28 comments:

  1. my mom and i just encountered it now.

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    1. just experienced this day. it was so closed to give him 500.00 for another set of Mr. Win.

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    2. Sa gumawa ng blogger na to . i think naman po di po sila modus .ksi one day may banyan di na pumunta. Sa lugar namin I see kung gaano nila pinaghhirapan yng sinasabi ninyo modus kayo kaya maglakad as tindi ng init ng araw pawis at pagod ang nilalaan dto . hinahanap nahanap nga ng nanay ko yan ksi more tipid sa powder pagbumabalik balik yan sa lugar Nmin mismo nanay ko pa humahabol sa sasakyan at kapitbhay namin . na shock ako ng makita ko to blogger NATO kaya pls lang mag isip bago magblogg . madami kayo nddamay na matino nagttrabho .. Ty ...

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  2. Encountered some of them this morning. Thankfully I didn't fall for it. They has the same tactics though they added that they're working students and they're wondering if I can help them because they'll be fired if they don't meet their quota.

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  3. I was curious so i googled them, now I know they got me too. Sigh...

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  4. they are here in cavite.. same tactics.. thanks for your post..

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  5. omg.. my mom also encounterd this kind of modus here in amaya tanza cavite from mr.win sale representative so beware

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  6. 2015 September 26, Sibulan, Negros Orriental, they started for 5 boxes and one bar for 299 pesos, after longer talking she go down to 200 pesos. In the supermarket same quantity is around 120 pesos!!

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  8. Rolando VegaNovember 24, 2015 at 12:55 PM

    Same thing happened here today november 24 , 2015 in angeles city , pampanga.. my mother/father in law bought these 4 boxes of cheap detergent stuff and a free daw na xonrox & surf bar for 300 pesos

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  9. just experienced this day. it was so closed to give him 500.00 for another set of Mr. Win.

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  10. Just experienced while ago.. same modus operandi and the price is 399 original price but she gave me a promo for only 249 for the 5 box of mr.win and 2 bar soap of surf.
    Nung sinabi ko di ako kukuha kc wala ko pera she offer na mgkano daw ba kaya ko and i reply na wala tlaga ko pera at binabalik ko items nila but the girl replied again na cge mgkano na lng laman ng bulsa ko and sabi ko uli wala nga tlaga and the girl has mad at me na dami dami pa daw nya sinabi di daw pla ko kukuha..
    Dito kmi sa north caloocan at ng babahay bahay ang mga manloloko..

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  11. Just experienced while ago.. same modus operandi and the price is 399 original price but she gave me a promo for only 249 for the 5 box of mr.win and 2 bar soap of surf.
    Nung sinabi ko di ako kukuha kc wala ko pera she offer na mgkano daw ba kaya ko and i reply na wala tlaga ko pera at binabalik ko items nila but the girl replied again na cge mgkano na lng laman ng bulsa ko and sabi ko uli wala nga tlaga and the girl has mad at me na dami dami pa daw nya sinabi di daw pla ko kukuha..
    Dito kmi sa north caloocan at ng babahay bahay ang mga manloloko..

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  12. andito sa las pinas.
    kakabili ko lng shet.
    298 daw.
    5boxes + 1zonrox +1bar

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  13. Hayyy......, i fell for it. Thinking its good for the environment. Also, used Willie Revillame's name and Puregold. I don't usually buy brands I'm not familiar with but somehow it was easy for me to get money and pay up.

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  14. Binibenta nila dito for 398.00.... Sayang ang pinaghirapang pera

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    1. Paano sayang may items naman po sila binibigay sainyo NSA sainyo na po yan kung kukuha o Hindi .. Di na kayo bata para mamodus na sinasabi ninyo ..

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  15. I experieced this just yesterday! A sales rep who is not in iniform is giving me a surf bar because according to him, "pasasalamat ng surf" sa pagtangkilik. Kesyo anniversary daw kasi ng surf. I was tempted to accept the surf bar because free nga daw. At dinagdagan pa ng zonrox at 1box ng Mr. Win! Then he asked if may senior citizen sa bahay, sabi ko wala. Kahit daw wala, bigyan daw nya ko ng discount. 3boxes for around 300pesos. I said no! I dont have money! Wala naman daw sa itsura ko ang walang pera, he kept on insisting. Thank God hindi ako nakikipag eye ro eye contact so hindi nya ko napilit. Thank you na lamg kako sa freebies, but I wont accept anything. Sinoli ko sa kanya lahat sabay talikod! Sana may magawa ang mga kjnauukulan regarding this! Ang pagkakamali ko lang, may hawak akong phone, pero di ko sya nakunan ng pic para sana may mairereklamo akong tao! Ingat po tayong lahat!

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    1. Hmp .5box, 1bar and zonrox . ? Ano mali jn tama nmn po yung timbang ng powder . at almost 5months pa nagamit ng nanay ko .. Bkit di ninyo muna itry bgo magpost haist tao nga nmn ...

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  16. naencounter ko rin as in ngayon lang. sobrang kulit nung kausap ko. parang wala akong choice kundi sundin sya. yung box daw na yun pwedeng ipresent sa puregold for 5k gift check. fortunately naisip ko icheck sa google tong mr win promo habang kausap ko sya. nakita ko tong blog, then sabi ko 100 nalang pera ko. (just to see kung ibibigay nya talaga since sabi nya libre lang naman. kung bbgay nya yung limang box ng mr win, zonrox, at surf bar siguro di na lugi 100 ko hihi). e ayaw so wala syang nauto. hahaha! nakakaloka.

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  17. I experienced it today! Kaka alis nga lang nung lalaki! Grabe hindi ko din alam kung bakit q siya binayaran 300 pesos nabigay q.. wala naman talaga ko balak bilin ung mr. Win na yan dahil madami aq stock ng sabon d2 samin. Then eto na, bigla nalang nagbayad aq. Kaya searched ko din agad at nakita q blog nato.. Godbless nalang sakanila. Mabilis nman ang karma.

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    1. Kaya nagbyad ka ksi Alam mo na di ka namodus ksi may items DBA tama po ? Ang salitang modus nloko at wala ni isa gamit na ibbigay sayo puro salita lang getsssss ...

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  18. I experienced it today! Kaka alis nga lang nung lalaki! Grabe hindi ko din alam kung bakit q siya binayaran 300 pesos nabigay q.. wala naman talaga ko balak bilin ung mr. Win na yan dahil madami aq stock ng sabon d2 samin. Then eto na, bigla nalang nagbayad aq. Kaya searched ko din agad at nakita q blog nato.. Godbless nalang sakanila. Mabilis nman ang karma.

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  19. Kaaalis lang din nila ngayon lang dito sa Tondo area, galit pa nung sinabi kong hindi ako bibili, sobrang kulit. Sabi ko na nga ba may naaamoy akong hindi maganda sa inaalok nila, ginamit pa si Willie Revillame, dahil si Willie daw ang endorser nila at pati Puregold ginamit nila sa panloloko.

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  20. Kaaalis lang din nila ngayon lang dito sa Tondo area, galit pa nung sinabi kong hindi ako bibili, sobrang kulit. Sabi ko na nga ba may naaamoy akong hindi maganda sa inaalok nila, ginamit pa si Willie Revillame, dahil si Willie daw ang endorser nila at pati Puregold ginamit nila sa panloloko.

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  21. Fuck very wrong almost 500 nabigay ko ang tanga ko hnd ko agad napansin, una tinanong ako kung may senior then sabi bigla ikaw nalang senior tapos binigay nya agad ung sabon akala ko free kaya inentertain ko tapos bigla na syang nagpipilit

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  22. Meron n rin d2 s Mariveles, Bataan.. Buti wala akong dalang pera paglabas ko s gate. Pinasok ko muna s bahay ung 4 n box ng Mr. Win, 1 bar ng surf at tapos zonrox. tapos nagsearch ako about s Mr. Win.. un lahat ng lumabas scam. binalik ko n agad tapos ung price nung una 299. nung binalik ko 150 n lang daw.. hehe,, thanks s info.

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