Friday, September 22, 2023
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Villar pushes bill against scamming as Poe calls for arrest of SIM registration violators

Sen. Mark Villar is batting for the passage of the Anti-Financial Account Scamming Act or AFASA to fight the rising cases of online scams, while Sen. Grace Poe said authorities should test the mettle of the SIM Registration law by arresting and penalizing text scammers.

Kaspersky reports dip in crypto-related phishing in SE Asia

Kaspersky said the vibe check in Southeast Asia (SEA) shows there’s more optimism than skepticism towards this technology.

Jinggoy calls for Senate probe on online endorsement scams

Sen. Jinggoy Estrada cited reports on the alleged product endorsements of Dr. Willie Ong regarding a "miracle food" in the form of mixed nuts, and Dr. Tony Leachon, whose name and pictures were used to imply his personal endorsement of a product as a cure for diabetes.

With rise in online scams, DTI calls for passage of Internet Transactions Act

In 2022, the Department of Trade and Industry received a total of 27,947 complaints, of which 44% or 12,170 pertains to online transactions.

Globe deactivates, blacklists 50,000 SIMs linked to fraud in 2022

Under its filtering protocol, Globe deactivates SIMs within its network once detected to have been involved in fraud. Meanwhile, SIMs outside of the Globe network are blacklisted to prevent them from sending to Globe.

Sophos uncovers 20 fake criminal marketplaces designed to scam scammers

After stumbling upon a surface website mimicking the real criminal underground site Genesis, Sophos researchers further uncovered the 20 fake marketplaces dating back to August 2021.

SEC revokes license of firm for soliciting investments for app with ‘robot traders’

The robots supposedly search for and trade cryptocurrencies that could bring stable profits to investors.

Scam sites duping Pinoys continue to be promoted on Google, Facebook

Despite the public being constantly warned over the years, many hapless Filipinos continue to be duped by fake and phishing websites and other online scams that proliferate in the Internet.

RCBC removes clickable links on emails, SMS to clients

The bank’s removal of clickable links in all forms of communications is in support of a BSP memorandum, which contained recommended control measures against cyber fraud and attacks on retail electronic payments and financial services.

BSP reminds public to be wary of error-filled scam websites

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has warned the public to be vigilant against fraud perpetrated through unsolicited emails or text messages with links that redirect the mobile user to highly suspicious websites.
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