Oct 24, 2021 @ 16:37

DOJ warns public against fake courier/rider delivering parcels

The Department of Justice-Office of Cybercrime (DOJ-OOC) has warned the public from a modus operandi of unscrupulous courier/rider by delivering parcels and demanding payment even there was no order was placed.

In order to avoid becoming a victim of the syndicates, the following are hereby advised by the DOJ-OOC:

• Properly dispose pouches and/or boxes of the parcels containing your personal information. Parcels containing personal and sensitive information should be shredded in a crosscut, diamond-cut or confetti-cut manner. As an alternative, the information on these pouches and/or boxes may also be retracted by covering the same using pens or markers with dark permanent ink.

• Refer to your account with the official online selling platform to check existing orders for delivery. If you are not expecting delivery based thereon, refuse receiving and paying for the parcel being delivered.

• Advise members of your household to consult with you first before accepting parcels that are allegedly for you.

• Refrain from sharing personal information online, especially when your online account is not set in private.

This serves as a stern reminder that perpetrators engaged in such unlawful actions may be held liable either for violation of Section 25 of Republic Act No. 10173 or the Data Privacy Act of 2012, under the offense “Unauthorized Processing of Personal Information and Sensitive Personal Information” or for Estafa under the Revised Penal Code.

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