The Department of Justice has warned the public against unscrupulous people collecting payments for fraudulent deliveries.

The DOJ through the Office of Cybercrime advised the public to destroy the personal information attached to their delivered pouches and boxes to avoid being victimized by unscrupulous people collecting paymentsfor false deliveries.

It noted that many people have turned to the convenience of online shopping to purchase items since they are unable to physically shop to protect themselves from being infected with COVID-19 virus.

Unfortunately, some unscrupulous individuals have taken advantage of the online purchase craze to dupe people. They present themselves as couriers to deliver items that were never ordered and collect money.

Meanwhile, the Philippine National Police has tapped its Anti-Cybercrime Group to investigate social media pages allegedly offering fast passport appointments for a fee.

This, after the Department of Foreign Affairs requested the assistance of the PNP and the National Bureau of Investigation to get to the bottom of the scam.

“The DOJ-Office of Cybercrime received reports regarding the current modus operandi of perpetrators representing themselves as couriers, which target victims by delivering and demanding payment for parcels that were allegedly bought online by the latter,” the department said in a Facebook post.

To avoid being victimized, the Office of Cybercrime posted on its Facebook page some suggestions for…

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