Reports of crimes via Facebook on the rise in PH

(SPOT.ph) The Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) revealed yesterday, June 22, that crimes and complaints involving Facebook have been on the rise this year, reports ABS-CBN News. A total of 26 "Facebook cases" were filed in 2010 while 25 have already been raised from January to June this year.

According to ABS-CBN, of the Facebook cases filed this year, six were estafa; six were libel; three were harassment; three were hacking; five were cases of identity theft and fake accounts; and two cases were pornography. A libel and an estafa case were also filed involving Twitter and Multiply, respectively. Five other complaints under other websites were also reported.

Apart from internet-related concerns, the CIDG also received 11 cases of threats made via cellphone calls and texts for the first half of the year, as well as seven complaints involving e-mail and credit card fraud. Cyber-related crimes from January to June totaled to 56, compared to the 72 recorded for the whole of 2010.

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CIDG’s Cyber Crime Unit handles the cases based on Section 33 of Republic Act 8792, or the E-Commerce Act. Just last May, a Consolidated Cyber Crime Bill, which intends to penalize cyber-offenders, was passed in the House of Representatives.

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