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Thursday, May 17, 2018

NBI Warns Online Shoppers Who Are Paying Through Remittance Centers

Many people nowadays avail the comfort of online shopping.
It is convenient and practical. You can even find the best deal for the items you buy. But unlike any transaction you are making online, it is vulnerable to online scammers. Everyone has to be more cautious in dealing with online sellers who do not do meet-ups and collecting payments through remittance centers and promising to send your items via shipping. You might not get the exact item you are ordering or worse, you might never get it at all after sending your payment.
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Many people nowadays avail the comfort of online shopping.  It is convenient and practical. You can even find the best deal for the items you buy. But unlike any transaction you are making online, it is vulnerable to online scammers. Everyone has to be more cautious in dealing with online sellers who do not do meet-ups and collecting payments through remittance centers and promising to send your items via shipping. You might not get the exact item you are ordering or worse, you might never get it at all after sending your payment.  Advertisement         Sponsored Links       Steph Ang, 17, decided to buy a camera online as a birthday gift to her friend. She came across a seller named "Fatima Bautista" and made a purchase on April 10.    Five weeks after she sent her payment amounting to P2,700, the item was not delivered and the said online seller cannot be contacted anymore. She sought the help of a radio program "Lingkod Kapamilya" at DZMM to run after the online scammer who is hiding in a social media identity "Fatima".  Steph, after sending her a private message, she found out that the seller's location is at Ilagan City, Isabela and she agreed to send the item via shipping and send the payment ahead through a remittance center. She did not have any doubt on the seller since it is a trusted social media group with legit sellers. Ang also is used to making online transactions as she is also a reseller online. She then agreed to send the money under the name "Angelo Mabad" whom the seller said, is her boyfriend.   After 3 days, Ang made a follow-up about the status of her order but there was no answer from the seller. She cannot even tag her on their social media group. That's when she realized that she got victimized by a scam.  According to Agent Victor Lorenzo of the National Bureau of Investigation Digital Forensic Laboratory (NBI-DFL), there are several ways to go after the suspect.    They can verify where the money was claimed and who claimed it because the suspect most probably provided an identification when he/she claimed the money. Scammers also usually stay in their "comfort area" or hide-out which is usually near money remittance centers.   Lorenzo also warned the public not to confirm or say yes in sending money as scammers usually lie about their real location.   You should also check if the social media account was just recently created. Meet-ups are always the best way to transact with online sellers rather than do shipping deal.  The minimum security requirements of remittance centers, which is an identification card are being used by the scammers to victimize their preys. In doing meet-ups, you should make sure that it is in a secured aand crowded area.  READ MORE: It's More Deadly In The Philippines? Tourism Ad In New York, Vandalized    Earn While Helping Your Friends Get Their Loan    List of Philippine Embassies And Consulates Around The World    Deployment Ban In Kuwait To Be Lifted Only If OFWs Are 100% Protected —Cayetano    Why OFWs From Kuwait Afraid Of Coming Home?   How to Avail Auto, Salary And Home Loan From Union Bank

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Steph Ang, 17, decided to buy a camera online as a birthday gift to her friend. She came across a seller named "Fatima Bautista" and made a purchase on April 10.

Five weeks after she sent her payment amounting to P2,700, the item was not delivered and the said online seller cannot be contacted anymore.
She sought the help of a radio program "Lingkod Kapamilya" at DZMM to run after the online scammer who is hiding in a social media identity "Fatima".
Many people nowadays avail the comfort of online shopping.  It is convenient and practical. You can even find the best deal for the items you buy. But unlike any transaction you are making online, it is vulnerable to online scammers. Everyone has to be more cautious in dealing with online sellers who do not do meet-ups and collecting payments through remittance centers and promising to send your items via shipping. You might not get the exact item you are ordering or worse, you might never get it at all after sending your payment.  Advertisement         Sponsored Links       Steph Ang, 17, decided to buy a camera online as a birthday gift to her friend. She came across a seller named "Fatima Bautista" and made a purchase on April 10.    Five weeks after she sent her payment amounting to P2,700, the item was not delivered and the said online seller cannot be contacted anymore. She sought the help of a radio program "Lingkod Kapamilya" at DZMM to run after the online scammer who is hiding in a social media identity "Fatima".  Steph, after sending her a private message, she found out that the seller's location is at Ilagan City, Isabela and she agreed to send the item via shipping and send the payment ahead through a remittance center. She did not have any doubt on the seller since it is a trusted social media group with legit sellers. Ang also is used to making online transactions as she is also a reseller online. She then agreed to send the money under the name "Angelo Mabad" whom the seller said, is her boyfriend.   After 3 days, Ang made a follow-up about the status of her order but there was no answer from the seller. She cannot even tag her on their social media group. That's when she realized that she got victimized by a scam.  According to Agent Victor Lorenzo of the National Bureau of Investigation Digital Forensic Laboratory (NBI-DFL), there are several ways to go after the suspect.    They can verify where the money was claimed and who claimed it because the suspect most probably provided an identification when he/she claimed the money. Scammers also usually stay in their "comfort area" or hide-out which is usually near money remittance centers.   Lorenzo also warned the public not to confirm or say yes in sending money as scammers usually lie about their real location.   You should also check if the social media account was just recently created. Meet-ups are always the best way to transact with online sellers rather than do shipping deal.  The minimum security requirements of remittance centers, which is an identification card are being used by the scammers to victimize their preys. In doing meet-ups, you should make sure that it is in a secured aand crowded area.  READ MORE: It's More Deadly In The Philippines? Tourism Ad In New York, Vandalized    Earn While Helping Your Friends Get Their Loan    List of Philippine Embassies And Consulates Around The World    Deployment Ban In Kuwait To Be Lifted Only If OFWs Are 100% Protected —Cayetano    Why OFWs From Kuwait Afraid Of Coming Home?   How to Avail Auto, Salary And Home Loan From Union Bank
Steph, after sending her a private message, she found out that the seller's location is at Ilagan City, Isabela and she agreed to send the item via shipping and send the payment ahead through a remittance center. She did not have any doubt on the seller since it is a trusted social media group with legit sellers. Ang also is used to making online transactions as she is also a reseller online. She then agreed to send the money under the name "Angelo Mabad" whom the seller said, is her boyfriend.

 After 3 days, Ang made a follow-up about the status of her order but there was no answer from the seller. She cannot even tag her on their social media group. That's when she realized that she got victimized by a scam.

According to Agent Victor Lorenzo of the National Bureau of Investigation Digital Forensic Laboratory (NBI-DFL), there are several ways to go after the suspect.


They can verify where the money was claimed and who claimed it because the suspect most probably provided an identification when he/she claimed the money.
Scammers also usually stay in their "comfort area" or hide-out which is usually near money remittance centers.
Many people nowadays avail the comfort of online shopping.  It is convenient and practical. You can even find the best deal for the items you buy. But unlike any transaction you are making online, it is vulnerable to online scammers. Everyone has to be more cautious in dealing with online sellers who do not do meet-ups and collecting payments through remittance centers and promising to send your items via shipping. You might not get the exact item you are ordering or worse, you might never get it at all after sending your payment.  Advertisement         Sponsored Links       Steph Ang, 17, decided to buy a camera online as a birthday gift to her friend. She came across a seller named "Fatima Bautista" and made a purchase on April 10.    Five weeks after she sent her payment amounting to P2,700, the item was not delivered and the said online seller cannot be contacted anymore. She sought the help of a radio program "Lingkod Kapamilya" at DZMM to run after the online scammer who is hiding in a social media identity "Fatima".  Steph, after sending her a private message, she found out that the seller's location is at Ilagan City, Isabela and she agreed to send the item via shipping and send the payment ahead through a remittance center. She did not have any doubt on the seller since it is a trusted social media group with legit sellers. Ang also is used to making online transactions as she is also a reseller online. She then agreed to send the money under the name "Angelo Mabad" whom the seller said, is her boyfriend.   After 3 days, Ang made a follow-up about the status of her order but there was no answer from the seller. She cannot even tag her on their social media group. That's when she realized that she got victimized by a scam.  According to Agent Victor Lorenzo of the National Bureau of Investigation Digital Forensic Laboratory (NBI-DFL), there are several ways to go after the suspect.    They can verify where the money was claimed and who claimed it because the suspect most probably provided an identification when he/she claimed the money. Scammers also usually stay in their "comfort area" or hide-out which is usually near money remittance centers.   Lorenzo also warned the public not to confirm or say yes in sending money as scammers usually lie about their real location.   You should also check if the social media account was just recently created. Meet-ups are always the best way to transact with online sellers rather than do shipping deal.  The minimum security requirements of remittance centers, which is an identification card are being used by the scammers to victimize their preys. In doing meet-ups, you should make sure that it is in a secured aand crowded area.  READ MORE: It's More Deadly In The Philippines? Tourism Ad In New York, Vandalized    Earn While Helping Your Friends Get Their Loan    List of Philippine Embassies And Consulates Around The World    Deployment Ban In Kuwait To Be Lifted Only If OFWs Are 100% Protected —Cayetano    Why OFWs From Kuwait Afraid Of Coming Home?   How to Avail Auto, Salary And Home Loan From Union Bank
 Lorenzo 
also warned the public not to confirm or say yes in sending money as scammers usually lie about their real location. 
You should also check if the social media account was just recently created.
Meet-ups are always the best way to transact with online sellers rather than do shipping deal.

The minimum security requirements of remittance centers, which is an identification card are being used by the scammers to victimize their preys.
In doing meet-ups, you should make sure that it is in a secured and crowded area.


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