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NBI Arrests 2 Nigerians & 3 Filipinos for Scamming Gcash Users

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested two Nigerians and three Filipinos for scamming Gcash users.

The NBI personnel arrested both foreign and Filipino scammers victimizing mobile wallet users. The suspects were involved in phishing scam targeting users of mobile wallet platforms such as Gcash.

A victim named Jason Cruz working as an online seller has expressed his frustration after losing P6, 500 on his Gcash account through KKB or “kaniya-kaniyang bayad” feature. The scammer urged him to pay first before receiving the payment.

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Cruz followed the instruction and send cash to the KKB account. Unfortunately, the scammer’s KKB account suddenly disappeared after sending the money. He admit of learning his lesson in a hard way.

“‘Yong lesson na lang po siguro is na anything na magko-collect sa’yo ng pera para ma-receive ‘yong payment, red flag na po ‘yon,” Cruz said.

NBI Cybercrime Division head Vic Lorenzo also reminded the public to be more careful when having online transactions because scammers are making attractive and deceiving schemes to lure victims.

“Sabi [may magpapakilala], tiga-GCash kami, mag-open kayo ng account and in return, bibigyan namin kayo ng P500… Ikaw ang sasalo noong fraudulent transaction kasi ikaw ang nakapangalan doon sa GCash,” Lorenzo said.

Lorenzo also reminded the public not to give their one-time password and personal information to anyone. Gcash is already coordinating with NBI to prevent such incidents. The platform detect the modus, which leads to the arrest of the suspects.

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