2 nabbed over illegal SIM cards sale

Police anti-cybercrime operatives have arrested two men for the unauthorized sale of Globe subscriber identity module cards with verified e-wallet or GCash features.

Nabbed were Jomel Sichon and Mark Veroy in operations conducted by the Eastern District Anti-Cybercrime Group in Pasig City.

Sichon and Veroy were the subjects of numerous complaints regarding the sale of e-wallet accounts, P/Maj. Ely Compuesto II said.

Compuesto said scammers often use verified GCash accounts under the names of other people to make purchases or transactions online while hiding their true identities from the police or their targets.

“That’s where online scam suspects hide their identities. They will use the verified GCash account that they bought from someone else so that when the police do a money trail, the account that the money was transferred to is not registered in their name,” Compuesto explained.

Veroy and Sichon are facing numerous charges in relation to the misuse of devices in relation to Republic Act 10175 or the Ant-Cybercrime Law.

Both suspects were placed under the custody of the Pasig City police.

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. recently signed RA 11934 mandating the registration of all SIM cards for both postpaid and prepaid smartphone accounts.

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