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Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud

Over 1000 cybercrime cases reported since 2013 in the Phillipines

Friday 28 August 2015 | 01:18 PM CET

The Philippine National Police-Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG) has received more than 1,000 cases, ranging from online scams to identity theft, from 2013 to 2015.

Based on its records, the PNP-ACG has received a total of 366 complaints regarding online scams. Online scam cases are followed by online libel with 240 cases. The third top case is online threats with 129, fourth is identify theft with 127 and fifth is anti-photo and video voyeurism with 89, the PNP-ACG records showed.

To date, the PNP-ACG has recorded to date a total of 1,211 cybercrime complaints covering the period of 2013, 2014 and 2015.

According to Factbrowser, a digital discovery engine, as of 2014, there are 44 million internet users in the Philippines and the average time spent on the Internet by users is 18.6 hours per week or 2.6 hours per day.
With the increasing number of internet users there is also an increase in the opportunity for cyber criminals to do their illegal online activities. The PNP-ACG has encouraged the public to report such suspicious Internet activities to address the increasing number of cybercrime, and targets of suspicious online messages its office for evaluation and investigation.

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