Foreign ‘lovers’ use customs bureau’s name to dupe Filipinas

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Foreign ‘lovers’ use customs bureau’s name to dupe Filipinas

The Philippine Bureau of Customs arrested a woman named Herminia Castillo in Pampanga province after she was found to have misrepresented the bureau as part of an online scam. The modus operandi involved the likes of Castillo posing as foreigners befriending Filipinos online and saying they would send them gift packages. The scammers will then send the potential victims an email purportedly from the customs, saying the package, which has valuables in it, would only be released once tens of thousands of pesos are deposited in a designated bank account.

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