Police locating socmed scammers

THE Regional Anti-Cybercrime Group 7 has started its investigation on the complaints lodged by six persons who claimed to be victims of a “double-your-money” scheme perpetrated on social media.

Police Master Sergeant Henry Abatayo, an anti-cyber crime investigator, said his team will coordinate with a money courier firm through which the victims sent their money to Phoenix Trading.

The investigators will also ask a telephone company to cooperate with them as the victims also used its system in sending the money.

“We will ask them so we can get the information about the person to whom the victims sent their money,” Abatayo said.

The investigation will continue to roll after the investigators determine where the mastermind, or mastermind’s underlings, had withdrawn the investments.

As the case is being considered as large-scale estafa, Police Regional Office 7 Director Debold Sinas told the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) 7 to lend its expertise in the inquiry.

He said there is a need for the CIDG 7 to take part in the investigation as it is a high-profile case.

Sinas also asked other victims to head to the CIDG 7.

The police official could not understand why there are still persons who fall victim to scams despite the recent news about investment scams. (from AYB of Superbalita Cebu/KAL)


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