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A 23-YEAR-OLD LADY GET SCAMMED ONLINE,LOST 48K

 A 23-year-old lady from Calamba, Laguna lost more than 48k after falling into the trap of scammers online.



In the statement of the Laguna Police Provincial Office, the money was allegedly lost on August 2 after a man asked the victim for assistance in transferring money through a mobile e-wallet application, Gcash.

 





In the investigation, the suspects talked to the victim, Vergie, through a phone call.

 


 According to Vergie, the suspects asked about the transaction fees. Through the course of their conversation, she was trapped and was able to give some personal information such as the account number and one-time password.

 


After the phone conversation, the victim received a notification that she had transferred 48,000 to another GCash account.



With the help of the barangay personnel, the suspects were apprehended and taken to the Calamba City Police Station.

 


The suspects identified as Edmon Catubigan, 43-year old.




The suspects have been charged and are facing charges of Swindling or Estafa under Article 315 of the Revised Penal Code concerning Republic Act No. 10175, otherwise known as the Cybercrime Prevention act of 2022.


 

The search for other accomplices of the suspect is still on going.


Laguna PPO Director Col. Cecilio R. Ison Jr. reminded the public to be alert and not give any personal information to strangers. He also asked the public to report any fraudulent incidents to the police immediately.

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