Dito warns vs land scam
As a lot of our customers are still getting contacted by scammers, a repeat of the communication of the Dito Telecommunity Corp. in regards to site acquisitions.
Third telecommunications player Dito Telecommunity Corp. is warning landowners against groups or individuals claiming to be representatives of the company for site acquisitions.
In an advisory, Dito said the locations for the construction of its towers, base stations, and other similar structures for its roll-out and launch have already been predetermined.
These were included in the plan it submitted to the government even before July last year, Dito said.
Dito said it has so far appointed four authorized representatives or vendors to assist in site acquisition namely, Huawei for North Luzon and NCR, ZTE for South Luzon and the Visayas, Nokia-Huaxin for Mindanao, and Udenna Infrastructure Corp.
“These vendors and their agents have been provided authorization letters and identification. Dito has disclosed the identities of these vendors and their agents to the respective local government units,” it said.
Dito pointed out that none of its representatives and agents promise lump sum rental payment to landowners, as the company only provides a maximum three months advance on monthly rentals to landowners based on the memorandum.
The company and any of its representatives and agents also never request or demand advance payment or processing fees from landowners, it said.
Dito said it never requests or asks for commissions from landowners.
“We wish to assure the public that anyone caught misrepresenting themselves as employees or representatives of Dito Telecommunity or any of its vendors will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” it said.
Dito, a consortium of state-owned China Telecommunications Corp. and Dennis Uy’s Udenna Corp. and Chelsea Logistics and Infrastructure, vowed to make available its network for commercial use by March next year or earlier.