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Police and BOC-Davao join together to combat the “love scam”

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In order to counteract the increased number of “love scam” cases, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) is working with the Regional Anti-Cybercrime Unit of the Philippine National Police in the Davao Region.

According to a news release issued over the weekend, BOC-Davao and RACU 11 will step up information sharing and distribution in ports in order to address issues more quickly.

The fraudulent practice, often known as a parcel scam, involves communicating with victims via text, phone, and email regarding cargo and packages that are purportedly addressed to them.

But in order to obtain the item that is supposedly being held by the Bureau of Customs, payment is required. However, the gift does not exist, according to BOC-Davao.

The Public Information and Assistance Division of BOC-Port Davao handles the complaints, which as of October numbered 100. However, officials acknowledged that some victims could be reluctant to report their abuse.

The majority of victims are reportedly under 40 years old, and the most amount conned is around PHP 35,000.

More people are falling prey to this internet scam when foreigners befriend Filipinos and get them involved in romantic relationships, according to BOC – Davao.

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