Poe asks DICT to stop text scammers quicker than they victimize consumers

Poe asks DICT to stop text scammers quicker than they victimize consumers

By Ernie Reyes

MANILA -– Senator Grace Poe on Thursday asked the government, particularly the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to run after all text scammers to stop their unscrupulous activities victimizing consumers amid pandemic.

In a statement, Poe said that the government must prove that it is smarter and quicker than text scammers.

She said that concerned agencies should waste no time using available resources at their disposal to catch the fraudsters and stop their illegal act victimizing vulnerable consumers.

“Telcos and businesses must also do more to protect their customers by continuously improving their systems and making them fool-proof against fraudsters,” Poe said.

She said that criminals who defraud through text and phone scams cause huge distress and financial harm to our people still pained by the pandemic.

“The illegal practice of those who line their pockets at the expense of law-abiding citizens must immediately cease,” Poe ended. (ai/mtvn)

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