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Friday, 21 April 2017 12:15

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has reported receiving up to 6 complaints of internet fraud per day.

Among incidents being complained about are  sextortion complaints, identity theft, financial fraud and e-mail scams.

Cabanlong also warned against spoof email which tricks the recipient into thinking that the email comes from a legitimate source.

The DICT refers the cases to the PNP for appropriate disposition, which includes investigation and possible prosecution of cases.

Cabanlong advised internet users to always be aware on ways and means to commit fraud on the internet.

He also advises users to be careful and be aware on what information to give out on internet sites.

Cabanlong gave the information during the First Cyber Security Caravan held by the DICT at the Universidad de Zamboanga’s Summit Center in Tetuan yesterday.

Other topics include updates on the National Cybersecurity Plan in the country.

The caravan aims to raise awareness on internet security issues among the youth, the sector most susceptible to fraudulent information on the internet.  (Liza Jocson)