A group of small businessmen are seeking help from authorities versus a Bangladeshi who had carted away with their hard-earned money for supposed quality products and services from him.
The group of small business owners victimized by the Bangladeshi are engaged in ready-to-wear clothing coming from different parts of the country, some even Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW). They said they were convinced to order clothing products from Bmc Bangladesh, supposedly owned by a certain Md Salauddin, also going by the name “Ethan.
The Bmc Bangladesh according to the group is located at House # 30, Nagdarpar, Rampura Staff Quarter Link Road, Khilgaon, Dhaka-1214, Bangladesh.
The Filipino businessmen decided to create a common communication line through a group chat for coordination in their efforts to track down the Bangladeshi and get their money back.
According to them, the Facebook account Bmc Bangla Desh and also of the owner Salauddin were already locked and they cannot contact him anymore.
One of the victims, Wilfredo Mahinay Jr., an OFW in Saudi Arabia said he ordered 300 Overrun Tshirts, 300 pairs of Cargo pants and 100 pieces of Tank Top wear for ladies on November 2020 to be sold by his resellers in the Philippines. He said he paid P36, 200 and was sent through a cash transfer by his sister-in-law to the accounts of Bmc Bangladesh.
Salauddin promised Mahinay his order will be delivered by February 8, 2021 but nothing arrived. When he contacted the Bangladeshi, he was told there was a slight delay by the end of February. But nothing came.
Mahinay demanded a refund which the company paid him on staggered basis. But the company has not paid the rest amounting to P10,200.00. Worst, he is being sued by his resellers who already paid him for the items.
Another victim, Kristel Tumbagahan said she ordered items on January 27, 2020 and paid P27, 125. 00 as a half downpayment. But her orders also did not reach her. She demanded a refund but was not fully paid back.
While Sylvia Sabado, a Sweden-based Filipino migrant said the same company owes her P120, 000.00. She also ordered bulk of items for her relatives in the Philippines to sell.
To date, the Bmc Bangladesh owes the group composed of ten small businessmen a total of P427, 532, 000.00.