MANILA – Singer-actress Karylle has expressed her sympathy to an American who was reportedly scammed by a Filipina in the Internet.

Karylle said she felt bad for American Allan Toor.

Toor was reportedly duped by a Filipino woman who used the actress-singer’s photo to lure her victims in a dating Web site.

Reports identified the suspect as 29-year-old Arkishra Toribio Manuel.

Toor, who fell in love with the suspect,  had reportedly asked Manuel to marry him, and then sent her around P100,000 to process her papers.

The American only found out about the scam when Manuel failed to show up at the airport in the United States on October 16, the scheduled arrival of the suspect. This prompted Toor to file a complaint against Manuel before a local police.

When she learned that someone was using her photo in a dating Web site, Karylle said she initially thought that it was a joke. She said she only learned about the gravity of the situation after reading the reports about the scam.

She told “The Buzz:” “Siyempre naaawa ako doon sa taong puso niya [binigay niya], nagbigay pa siya ng pera. Foul na.”

She maintained that, although times are hard these days, nobody has the right to deceive others.

“Kailangan hindi tayo gumagawa ng masamang bagay at nanggagamit pa tayo ng ibang tao. Siyempre dindadaya mo pa ang ibang tao,” she added.

Karylle said as of now she is not yet  thinking of filing a case against Manuel for unauthorized use of her photo.



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