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European groups behind ATM cloning, says PNP


The Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group sees separate groups of European nationals as the brains behind the rampant cloning of ATM cards in the Philippines.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH, China police join forces vs telecom fraud targeting Chinese nationals


Despite the standoff between China and the Philippines over the disputed West Philippine Sea, police forces of both countries merged to bust a telecommunication fraud involving Taiwanese suspects in Pampanga.

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

BI detains aliens in cybercrime

Bureau of Immigration building. Photo from Bureau of Immmigration website

Fourteen foreigners who were about to be released from the Las Piñas City Jail after posting bail have been held by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to keep them from leaving the country while their case is being heard by the courts.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

5 South Koreans arrested for operating online casino

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The National Bureau of Investigation has arrested five Korean nationals illegally operating an online casino in the country.

Posted: July 10th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Taiwanese, Chinese held in Ilocos released


Immigration officials released 52 Taiwanese and Chinese tourists on Tuesday night, almost 12 hours after they were taken to the Bureau of Immigration office here for verification of their passports and other travel documents.

Posted: May 22nd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

21 Taiwanese deported on suspicion of cybercrime links


The Bureau of Immigration deported 21 Taiwanese nations suspected of being part of an international syndicate engaged in credit card fraud and cybercrimes.

Posted: April 22nd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

POEA warns job hunters about e-mail scams


The Philippine Overseas Employment Agency is warning Filipinos seeking employment abroad about e-mail scams offering jobs as nannies in the United States.

Posted: February 15th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »


Filipino netizens are the freest in Asia — but maybe not for long

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Here’s something to think about: Filipinos enjoy the greatest amount of freedom on the Internet in Asia, according to a new report.

Posted: September 30th, 2012 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns | Read More »

Cops nab 357 aliens for online fraud

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Some of the 357 Taiwanese and Chinese nationals eat a meal as they wait to be processed after being rounded up for alleged involvement in an illegal online scam, in a gymnasium at the Philippine National Police' Camp Vicente Lim in Laguna province on Thursday Aug. 23, 2012. The mostly Chinese and Taiwanese suspects were arrested in simultaneous raids on 20 houses in metropolitan Manila and nearby Antipolo city for alleged involvement in a cyber-crime syndicate.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

More than 300 foreigners, suspected members of a cybercrime and human trafficking syndicate, were arrested in simultaneous raids in Quezon City, Marikina City, and Cainta and Antipolo City in Rizal province on Thursday.

Posted: August 24th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

POEA warns of e-mails offering hospital jobs in Canada, US


MANILA, Philippines–Saying it was another illegal recruitment scheme, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration on Monday warned job seekers about Internet scams offering hospital jobs in North America with “no experience required.” POEA chief Hans Leo Cacdac said these scammers, through e-mail, offer jobs in prestigious hospitals in Canada and the United States “without any fees” [...]

Posted: July 16th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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