Online lenders arrested for harassment in Pasig – Manila Bulletin
Members of the Anti-Cybercrime Task Force-Eastern District Team (ACG-EDT) on Thursday (September 15) arrested nearly 80 staff members of an online lending company who allegedly harassed unsuccessful customers to settle their debts.
Police raided the business, known as Super Z Outsourcing Services Inc., located at the Ortigas Business Center in Barangay San Antonio, Pasig City.
CAG has sought help from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to obtain a warrant to “search, seize and examine computer data”, as well as to verify official company documents, according to a news agency. Philippine (PNA). report.
The company’s harassment allegations include “sending threatening text messages and phone calls”.
The CAG said it gathered substantial evidence regarding the alleged harassment, particularly from affected individuals who alerted them to these scams through the CAG hotline.
Police have confiscated the company’s electronic devices which will be subject to a forensic examination by the CAG.
The loan company’s owners and staff are facing charges of violating Republic Act (RA) 10175 or the “Cyber Crimes Prevention Act of 2012”.
The ACG-EDT has previously raided online scam companies based in Pasig City.
More recently, 31 call center agents, including the agency’s owner, were arrested by police on September 9 for defrauding overseas customers, particularly Australians and retired British citizens, so that they invest in a retirement plan.
The money sent to the agency was transferred to different fictitious bank accounts, based on the police’s initial investigation.
The 31 suspects were charged with computer fraud and aiding or abetting the commission of cyber crimes, pursuant to RA 10175.
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