Mark Deo Antang, a resident of Camarin, Caloocan City, was caught in an entrapment operation by the Globe Security and Cyber Response Unit and the Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG) on September 14 in Cubao, Quezon City.
“We thank the National Telecommunications Commission under the leadership of Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba, the National Privacy Commission and the PNP Anti-Cybercrime Group for this arrest. People who sell GCash-registered SIM cards enable criminality by being accessories to fraud. We will not relent in this campaign,” said GCash Chief Legal Officer Maricor Adriano.
“GCash and the wider Globe Group continue to be solid partners of PNP-ACG and other authorities in proactive efforts and response against cybercrime. As we make more arrests, we hope this sends a chilling message to other fraudsters,” said Ingrid Berona, GCash Chief Risk Officer.
Globe has been calling for stronger enforcement of the cybercrime law to bring criminals to justice amid escalating schemes to defraud people. It has boosted its cybersecurity efforts through a 24/7 Security Operations Center that detects and blocks suspicious activity in its network.
From January to July this year, it blocked 784 million spam and scam texts, deactivated 14,058 scam-linked mobile numbers and blacklisted 8,973 more. It has also partnered with banks on data-sharing to bolster anti-fraud efforts.
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