4 people arrested for Globe subscription fraud

The Mindanao Examiner Regional Newspaper - - News - (Cebu Examiner)

CEBU CITY – Four employees of a car dealer in Cebu City were recently arrested by a joint police and Globe Telecom security team after they allegedly submitted fake documents in applying for post-paid accounts that included provision for high-end smartphones.

Globe Telecom identified the suspects as Girly Belleza, Allen Marie Almario, Gerald Anthony Lizares and Wildredo Arabis. It said based on investigation, the four individuals all submitted fake documents - using fictitious names - in acquiring post-paid subscription with high end phones. This prompted a joint police and Globe security team to set an entrapment operation against them.

A police report revealed that Belleza managed to get high-end units namely 2 units of iPhone 6+ and iPhone 5 while Almario managed to also get an iPhone 6, an iPhone 6+ and a Galaxy Core Prime. On the other hand, Lizares got 2 units of iPhone 6+ while Arabis got a Lenovo hand phone and 2 units of iPhone 6.

The four had been detained by police authorities and appropriate criminal charges will be filed against them, Globe Telecom said, adding, it will continue to work closely with police authorities in pursuing fraudsters.

“The company is deeply committed in prosecuting illegal activities involving our products and services. The company’s campaign against fraudster complements an online advocacy of the telecommunications provider for its customers to step up their online vigilance so they can better protect themselves from becoming victims of online hacks, identify theft and other cybercrimes,” Globe Telecom said in a statement sent to Cebu Examiner.

“As the leading provider of digital services on mobile devices, Globe took the task of educating and protecting its customers from online security threats through its Protech101 campaign. The campaign tackles the issues of weak passwords, the dangers of the auto fill feature, online sharing of information and awareness on new software and other factors that make an account unstable and vulnerable to danger,” it added.

There was no immediate statement from the four suspects on the accusation against them.

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