Wedding scam coordinator vows to return victims’ money

Emmariel Ares 06/08/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The wedding coordinator who was the subject of complaints by disgruntled couples for alleged scam, has vowed to return her clients’ money.  “Darlene” of a weddings and events planning company based in Mandaue…

Wedding scam: 54 couples sue Mandaue-based wedding coordinator

Emmariel Ares 06/07/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A total of 54 individuals, most of them couples, are suing a wedding coordinator for allegedly scamming them of more than P4 million. Instead of feeling excited to experience the wedding of their…

Philippines has highest shopping scam rate among 11 Asian countries

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 12/01/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippines ranked the highest among the 11 Asian countries that were covered in the 2023 Asia Scam Report from the 1st Anti-Scam Asia Summit in Taipei, Taiwan. Data showed that the Philippines…

Shopee, Lazada should have physical offices in Cebu City — dad

Wenilyn Sabalo 06/10/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A councilor here wants at least two online malls to open a physical office in the city to help address customer complaints. Cebu City Councilor Rey Gealon has proposed a resolution during the…

DOJ to lead implementation of SIM card law

Jacob Lazaro 04/30/2023

The Department of Justice (DOJ) will be one of the leading implementers of the SIM (subsriber identity module) Registration Act as soon as it hits its target registrants as it will help the DOJ in the investigation…

Text scam complaints drop since implementation of SIM registration law — NTC

Zacarian Sarao 03/12/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Since the enactment of the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Registration Act, the National Telecommunications Office (NTC) on Sunday said that the daily average number of text scam complaints dropped from 1,500 to 100. “Agad…

Cybercrime units will soon be opened in Lapu-Lapu police stations

Futch Anthony Inso 02/24/2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LCPO) plans to create cybercrime units especially now that the city government has launched the Paleng-QR PH program in the its markets. Police Colonel Elmer Lim, city…

Bill seeking to protect delivery riders from bogus buyers filed at Senate

Inquirer.net 09/06/2022

MANILA, Philippines – A bill seeking to protect online sellers and delivery riders from scams has been filed by Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito. Ejercito on Monday said this bill comes amid reports of text spams, scams,…

Data leaks: More than SIM cards

Michael L. Tan - @inquirerdotnet 09/06/2022

I recently received a text telling me that my account had been put “temporarily on hold” and that I needed to verify my account. There was a link given, which I dutifully clicked and which brought me…

Senate bill seeks to protect senior citizens from cybercrimes, scams

Zacarian Sarao - @inquirerdotnet 08/28/2022

MANILA, Philippines – A bill seeking to protect senior citizens from cybercrimes such as text scams. has been filed by Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada. In a statement on Sunday, Estrada said he filed Senate Bill No. 671 or…

Coronavirus Scams: Ways criminals prey on your fear of the pandemic

Marc Cosep 05/03/2020

No one is unaffected by the coronavirus pandemic. As a result of everything from government-mandated isolation to rampant unemployment, our lives look a lot different today than they did even a month ago. Unfortunately, there are plenty of people…

No cure yet for COVID-19, FDA stresses

Jovic Yee - Inquirer.net 04/19/2020

MANILA, Philippines — There is still no locally developed cure for the new coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Saturday, warning the public against such claims that had been gaining traction…

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