MANILA, Philippines — A man accused of selling GCash accounts he obtained through fraudulent means was arrested in Taguig City on Thursday, the police Anti-Cybercrime Group (ACG) reported yesterday.
The suspect, a 21-year-old man, was apprehended in Barangay Tipas at around 8:15 p.m., ACG director Brig. Gen. Bowenn Joey Masauding said.
Masauding did not disclose the name of the suspect, whose illegal activity was reported to them by a delivery rider.
The suspect allegedly booked the rider to deliver 70 verified GCash or e-wallet accounts worth P400 for each SIM card.
The suspect was collared after he accepted P70,000 in marked money.
The suspect is being held on charges of violation of Republic Act 8484 or the Access Devices Regulation Act in relation to RA 10175, otherwise known as the Cybercrime Prevention Act.
Masauding vowed to intensify their operations in response to the directive of Interior Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr. to beef up the campaign against cybercriminals.
He said they have recorded and investigated at least 34,433 cases as of June 2022.