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Unauthorized Distributor Arrested for Illegally Rebranding Globe Modems

Police arrested an unauthorized distributor who was allegedly rebranding and illegally tampering the “Globe at Home” modems in Cavite.

Police in Cavite apprehended a man accused of rebranding and tampering with Globe modems. According to Globe Telecom, the arrested person is facing accusations of violating the Access Devices Regulation Act of 1998.

Unauthorized Globe Modems
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According to the telecom, an investigation revealed that the suspect was captured unlawfully selling openline DITO modems on several Facebook community groups. Consumers have been alerted about rebranded Globe At Home modems being offered as DITO Telecommunity Devices.

In a sting operation in Pala-Pala, Brgy. Sampaloc Dasmarinas Cavite, Globe and the police seized a unit of Globe At Home Tozed S10g modem rebranded with DITO stickers from a 33-year-old suspect, according to the telco.

In the Philippines, Globe claims to be the only authorized distributor of Tozed S10G modems. The telco stated that it is taking the appropriate precautions to safeguard its consumers from unlawful activity with its products and devices.

Consumers can report illegal activities to the Department of Trade and Industry, according to Globe. DITO previously said that it does not have modem devices on the market. It also warned users against unofficial pocket WiFi.

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