Basel Manadil or The Hungry Syrian Wanderer Shares He Was Scammed of P650,000

Basel Manadil, or The Hungry Syrian Wanderer, Was Scammed

BASEL MANADIL – The Hungry Syrian Wanderer expressed his frustration after allegedly being scammed out of 650,000 pesos. In his latest vlog, Basel recounted the unfortunate experience after he ordered from an online e-commerce website.

According to Basel, he ordered packaging materials for his restaurant, YOLO Retro Diner. Unfortunately, after paying the said amount, he did not receive the complete products. They tried to follow up on the order and filed a complaint, but they did not receive any positive response.

They provided all the necessary documents to support their complaint, but according to Basel, it seemed their efforts to seek justice were in vain. He continues to express his disappointment over the incident and hopes that it will serve as a warning to others to be careful with their online transactions.

Basel Manadil, popularly known as The Hungry Syrian Wanderer, is a Syrian-born vlogger and content creator celebrated for his positive perspective on the Philippines and his humanitarian efforts. Born on November 11, 1993, in Homs, Syria, Manadil fled to the Philippines alone during the Syrian Civil War while his family sought refuge in Lebanon. He pursued a degree in Computer Engineering at the University of Perpetual Help in Las Piñas and became a Filipino citizen through naturalization in 2019.

Manadil launched his YouTube channel on December 21, 2016, and gained significant attention in July 2019 with a video praising the Philippines and its economy. His channel, The Hungry Syrian Wanderer, now boasts 4.82 million subscribers and over 431 million views. Known for his vlogs documenting his relief efforts, he has provided aid to victims of natural disasters, such as donating blankets to those affected by the 2019 Cotabato earthquakes and cooking meals for people impacted by the 2020 Taal Volcano eruption.
Manadil also owns the YOLO Retro Diner in Las Piñas, which faced a robbery in March 2021. Despite challenges, he continues to share his life and philanthropic endeavors through his content.

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