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‘Info leaks could put our lives in jeopardy:’ Gov’t urged to do more to fight online scams

‘Info leaks could put our lives in jeopardy:’ Gov’t urged to do more to fight online scams

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By JASMINE MAE ALARDE  IT WAS just a regular day for Michael,* a political science senior, until an unknown number called his mother. The caller claimed to be a bank employee.  Believing there was an issue with her bank transactions, his mother provided her bank details to the caller.  After some time, her mother discovered that P50,000 has been deducted from her account. She immediately alerted the bank, changed her contact details and secured her account. “When my mother learned of the scam, she first alerted the bank wherein the said bank guided her through the necessary procedures to address the said problem. Aside from that she changed her contact information in the said bank and also got herself a new number,” Michael told The Flame.  Because of what happened to hi...