(Philstar.com) – July 14, 2021 – 1:08pm

MANILA, Philippines — Forty-one suspects involved in cybersex schemes were arrested after they were caught red-handed during simultaneous operations of the PNP Anti-Cybercrime Group in three different locations in Valenzuela City and Batangas on Tuesday. 

In a statement sent to reporters Wednesday, Police Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, PNP chief, cited the reports of Police Brig. Gen. Robert Rodriguez, PNP-ACG Director, which said the suspects posed as legitimate call center representatives operating in commercial establishments in Paso de Blas, Lipa City, and a residential area in Sto. Tomas, Batangas.

Police investigations found that the cybersex syndicates targeted LGBT members by offering erotic massage services which they can only avail of after paying certain registration fees with their credit cards.  

The PNP chief added that the suspects posed as young and attractive men and women based in the US. They reportedly blocked the victims’ online registration after taking at least 50 US dollars from each credit card account.

Photo shows the conversations between the suspects posing as US-based men and women and soliciting money from LGBT people.

Release/PNP PIO

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