The PNP-Anti-Cybercrime Group (ACG) warned the public against the Philpost package scam after there were many victims regarding the alleged unclaimed packages at the said office.
According to P/Brig Gen Joel Doria, Director of the PNP-ACG, the modus operandi of the corrupt hookers is that you will receive a call from an automated machine, supposedly from Philpost.
It is said that a Philpost parcel confiscated that contained illegal documents such as bankcards and passports and that the victimized individual is ‘under investigation.’
Here you will be asked to talk to pretending PNP and AMLAC (Anti-Money Laundering Council) officers allegedly from Cebu using the Skype Application.
“Biktima ka raw ng identity theft at kailangan mong linisin ang iyong pangalan sa pagkakadawit sa money laundering (Personal na pupunta sa Cebu, freeze muna ang account o magpa-file ng complaint through skype,” the official said.
The syndicate will say that the bond has to be paid while the case of the e-wallet victims is settled.
Doria said that these are just some of the scammers’ modus operandi, so the public should be critical and report to legitimate law enforcement agencies so that the scammers can be investigated and arrested.
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In this regard, the official appealed to the public that if there are complaints, questions and suggestions, they can directly contact the PNP-ACG through the Facebook page using messenger or call their hotlines -Hotline number: (02) 723- 0401 (loc. 7491); Viber Numbers: 0915-589-8506/0966-627-1257.
Meanwhile, Senator Bong Go restricted police visibility, aviation security and strengthened intelligence at airports after removing x-ray scanners at departure entrances.
Go said that, although he supports the decision to make traveling in our country convenient, it should be better to take enough precautions.
Because of this, the Senator reminded the authorities to implement the corresponding security protocols due to the removal of x-ray scanners in the departure areas and maximize police visibility and intensify intelligence capabilities to protect the public.
The Senator even cited the 2003 Davao City bombing as an example that the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) could be emulated because of the more relaxed security implemented there.