PNP Backs Senate Probe on Text Scam Cases

The Philippine National Police fully supports the proposed investigation of the Senate Committee on Public Services on continued proliferation of text scam messages victimizing millions of Filipinos.

PNP Officer-in-Charge Police Lieutenant General Jose Chiquito Malayo said the police force will contribute and cooperate in the investigation, as it did in the recent text scam cases handled by the PNP Anti Cyber Crime Group.

In connection with the recent incident of “Personalized Text Scams”, the PNP also expressed approval to the implementation of the SIM Card Registration Act which is expected to assist law enforcers in identifying culprits or scammers who use their communication devices to victimize unsuspecting individuals.

However, security measures should be in place to safeguard the prepaid subscriber’s data similar to security features postpaid SIM card subscribers.

“Patuloy po kaming nanawagan sa ating mga kababayan na maging maingat sa mga pumapasok na mensahe sa kanila at huwag agad na maniwala kahit pa may pangalan nila ang text message. The moment na hingan na kayo ng personal na detalye lalong lalo na ng mga nanghihingi ng pera, huwag na huwag po kayong magbibigay. Pag may matanggap po silang personal text messages, magsampa po sila ng reklamo sa ating PNP ACG offices or magviber and text sa 09618298083 or tumawag sa (02)7230401 Local 7491”, Malayo added.

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