PNP launches web services to fight cybercrime

    The public may now be able to double-check if contact information given to them were used in scams or other related activities.

    MANILA — The Philippine National Police (PNP) launches Enhanced Anti-Cybercrime Campaign, Education, Safety and Security (E-ACCESS), a website the public may access for records of accounts and other information to double-check if such were used in scams.

    The cyberweb, one of two features the website provides, collects cybercrime data and analysis from police departments across the country in real time. The cybercrime watch web application, meanwhile, is where the public may check if an online account, e-mail address, or phone number was used in online fraud.

    “Pwede silang mag-check sa website para malaman kung ito bang mga online accounts na ito ay nasa listahan natin,” says Eleazar at a press briefing.

    The PNP has allotted ₱35 million for E-ACCESS and its purchase of necessities for the Anti-Cybercrime Group.

    ACG director Brig. Gen. Marvin Manuel Pepino said that cases of online fraud have increased as people are now relying mostly on online transactions. (MP/The MiNT)

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