Unnamed Suspect Pretends as PNP Chief Cascolan to Deceive Victims
MANILA – An unidentified suspect pretends as PNP chief Police Gen. Camilo Cascolan to scam victims for his own benefit.
On Tuesday (September 22, 2020), the Philippine National Police (PNP) reported that an unnamed Facebook user reportedly pretended as chief Police Gen. Camilo Cascolan to deceive and rob its innocent victims.
Police Brig. Gen. Dennis Agustin ng PNP Anti-Cybercrime Group said that the police authorities have already conducted a case-build up operation against the suspect and could face several charges such as a violation of the anti-cybercrime law.
One of Cascolan’s close friends reported the incident to the PNP chief.
The suspect reportedly pretended as Cascola and offered the nephew of PNP chief’s friend a reassignment to the position he wants in exchange for P10,000. PNP Spokesperson Police Col. Ysmael Yu also warned the other cops and the public regarding the same modus.
Around 76 individuals have been charged out of 113 cybercrime incidents while 27 violators have been arrested since COVID-19 related lockdowns have been implemented in the country last March 2020.
The police authorities also intensified the anti-cybercrime operations as they expect the possible increase of the crime.
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