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Cebu police monitoring call centers for online fraud

/ 08:00 AM May 21, 2013

MORE outbound call center companies will be placed under surveillance in the wake of last week’s raid of a company engaged in Internet fraud in barangay Luz, Cebu City.

Senior Insp. Michael Vertudazo of the Cebu police’s Anti-Cybercrime Group (ACG) said they received reports of companies similar to  Interface Techno-Phils. Inc. that are duping online customers with various money scams.

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“Naa tay mga gipang panin-an nga involved gihapon sa Internet crime (We have been monitoring those companies engaged in Internet crime),” said Vertudazo, who led last week’s operation against Interface Techno-Phil, Inc. in barangay Luz.

Rolando Hornales, executive vice president of Interface Techno-Phils. Inc., posted bail.

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More than 300 computer monitors and central processing units (CPUs) were seized during last Thursday’s raid.

The raid at the second floor of the Keppel Buiulding in Cardinal Rosales Street, Cebu City resulted in the arrest of supervising agents Riyan Manalo, 30; Dennis Cabaguing, 27;Rudolph Espinosa,42; and Erwin Camarines, 29. Correspondent Chito Aragon

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