Officers from the BI Fugitive Search Unit (FSU) in coordination with Camarines Sur 2nd Provincial Mobile Force Company, Naga City Mobile Force Company, and Korean authorities arrested Park Junghoon along Magsaysay Avenue in Naga City.
Authorities say Park was able to collect at least P5 billion from his Korean victims through phishing.
Park was arrested on the strength of a warrant of deportation issued against him for being an undocumented and undesirable alien.
Park is a wanted fugitive, with two outstanding warrants of arrest issued by Gwangju District court in August 2013 and Seoul Daejeon District court in 2014 both for Fraud.
He is likewise the subject of an Interpol Red Notice issued in 2013 for the same cases.
Records reveal that Park is a former Korean National Police Agency Officer who set up call centers for telecom fraud in the Philippines, as well as in Vietnam and China.
He reportedly conspired with other members of a voice phishing crime organization from 2012 to 2013 and deceived thousands of victims by pretending to be a loan officer in financial institutions with total damages to more than $100 million or more than P5 billion.
‘Phishing’ is often described as a type of scam where victims are tricked into revealing sensitive personal information, among others.
He was said to have tricked his victims by…