PNP Seized Over 7000 SIM Cards That Allegedly Registered During Bulacan Raid
The Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel seized over 7000 SIM cards that are already registered during a raid in Bulacan.
A total of 7,308 SIM cards were seized during a raid in Bulacan. Some of the SIM cards had verified accounts with e-wallets such GCash, Maya, GrabPay, Coins ph, and PayPal, as well as e-banks like SeaBank, Maybank, and UnionBank.
SIM cards that have already been registered and have a verified digital cash wallet account cost P400 each, according to the report. It is marketed to scammers for use in fraud and other crimes.
The SIM cards were seized from a Taiwanese individual and two Filipino accomplices, according to the PNP. While follow-up actions against their racket collaborators were underway, the suspects’ identities were not revealed.
According to the Anti-Cybercrime Group’s (ACG) report, three individuals were apprehended at their home at Francisco Homes in San Jose Del Monte City. Based on the report, those detained are now being held at the ACG headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City.
Meanwhile, ACG spokesperson Capt. Michelle Sabino has issued a warning to people who plan to sell their registered SIM cards. The ACG has cautioned the public not to sell registered SIM cards, which is a violation of RA 11934, also known as the SIM Registration Act.
“You are technically selling your identities to be used for fraudulent and criminal activities,” he said.
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