BI warns public vs. scams on social media
BI warns public vs. scams on social media
BI warns public vs. scams on social media
by Ada Pelonia07 March 2024
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The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Thursday, March 7, cautioned the public on the rampant scam accounts on social media.

In a press release, BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco noted that BI received "reports of email accounts and social media pages extorting unknowing people in the guise of being official pages."

Tansingco shared that an email address requested P25,000 for a package from Japan being held for release and another one taking P3,000 from the victims for a package from Syria.

“In another complaint reported to us, a victim was being asked P20,000 for the release of luggage being held at the airport,” the BI Commissioner said.

He added that the agency was not affiliated with the parcels, and stated forwarding the cases to the Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center for further investigation.

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