top of page

NEWS REPORTS 

POLICE REPORTS 

  • Writer's picture Mark Moises Calayan

CAR cybercrime unit warns public of increase in internet fraud


Cordillera, Philippines - The Regional Anti-Cybercrime Unit- Cordillera warns the public against internet fraud as the region observed 71 cybercrime incidents in the second quarter of 2023.


Cybercrime is any criminal activity that involves a computer, network, or a networked device.

According to Samie Imado of RACU- Cordillera, 47 of the 71 total cases were online scamming, of which, tasking scams and transient scams are the most common cases.


Tasking scam, as define by Imado, involves the purchase of goods to have an income, wherein, the investor may appear to be making money on a platform. Transient scam, meanwhile, entails the promotion of transient homes that do not actually exist.


To address these online scams, the agency advice the public to check on a company's legitimacy by consulting to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), among other concerned offices.


As for the scammers, any crime committed using technology or internet has now higher punishment for them, in Pursuant to the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, the agency further reminded.


As recalled, RACU- Cordillera has already arrested 10 persons this year for committing such internet fraud.


They faced charges for violating the Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act of 2009 and Estafa.


LISTEN TO STATION 1 RADIO: CLICK ME

OTHER NEWS 

Follow Guru Press Cordillera  on Facebook for more News and Information


164 views

Комментарии