May 17, 2024 People's Tonight 107 views

THE government needs to come up with more highly-effective measures aimed at addressing more highly-effective measures aimed at addressing the cybercrime problem.

This, despite the fact that the Philippine National Police (PNP), the country’s premier law enforcement arm, has reported a decline in cybercrime cases in the country.

PNP records show that cybercrime complaints declined, 30 percent from January to May 9 this year.

A total of 6,151 complaints were recorded, reflecting a decline of 2,624 cases compared to the 8,775 during same period last year.

The three common complaints were online selling, investment and phishing scams.

Online scams are prevalent in this Southeast Asian nation because even children use cellular phones.

“Lahat yata ng tao sa bansa ay may isa, dalawa o tatlong mobile phones, laptops o computers,” a mother said. “Kaya hindi nakapagtatakang marami ang nabibiktima ng iba-ibang scammers,” she added.

Thus, we want concerned government authorities led by the police and other law enforcement agencies, to hit hard at scammers.

This, if we really want to address the problem of cybercrime in this country of English-speaking people.