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Eric Quizon's photos used by apparent scammer in public dating group

By John Patrick Magno Ranara Published Jan 31, 2024 4:03 pm

Be wary in online dating groups, folks, as photos of actor Eric Quizon are being used by a Facebook user in a public dating group with more than 400,000 members.

The photos were posted in the group, "Dating in USA," where members immediately questioned the legitimacy of the post and cautioned others that it was someone else pretending to be the veteran actor.

"I'm from Manila Albay, Philippines, but I live in New York, United States. I'm new here.. hope I'm welcomed," the user captioned the post, which included a picture of Quizon taking a selfie in the street.

The user posted a second selfie of Quizon in his car with the same caption.

Upon a quick search on social media, it should be noted that the local star does not have an official and verified account on Facebook as well as X, but he does have an official account on Instagram.

While the profile does not have a verified check mark, it has more than 100,000 followers and is followed by verified celebrities such as Janice de Belen, Pauline Luna, Dawn Zulueta, and more.

Quizon has yet to publish a statement on the poser using his identity, but a few concerned citizens have started notifying him about the issue on Instagram, commenting, "Sir, someone is using your picture at dating [group] sa Facebook."

Many members of the group have also started warning others that the post is fake and have called the attention of the group's administrators regarding this.

"Obviously this guy is fake. He actually used the real guy's name Eric Quizon and his photos, who is also a well-known Filipino actor. Filipinos do know him to be the son of the Philippine well-known comedian-actor "Dolphy Quizon." I request the admin to check on this guy and ban him," one user wrote in a post.

Another one said, "Attention! This account is fake... Eric Quezon is a good actor here in our country Philippines! This one is a scammer! A poser itself, trying to get someone to hook up with from this site!"

Others have also pointed out that there is no such thing as "Manila Albay."

Despite the warnings, the photos are still published as of writing and have now garnered more than 100,000 reactions.