Rodante to look into ‘phishing’ scam

January 27, 2022 Ryan Ponce Pacpaco 144 views

QUITE alarmed with the headline news of the case of teachers losing savings due to alleged bank cyber scam, UniTeam senatorial aspirant and Deputy Speaker Rodante Marcoleta of SAGIP party-list is poised to inquire and to tap concerned agencies that could have prevented this “phishing” cybercrime.

“It is most regrettable at this time of the pandemic that cybercriminals can operate with apparent impunity to hack accounts of teachers and siphon off their hard-earned savings without their knowledge. Government should act with urgency to compensate unfortunate victims,” Marcoleta expressed in disgust.

Despite the claim of LandBank of “safe” systems in place, Marcoleta said it is clear that their system is vulnerable to being hacked.

“It is best at this time for LandBank to refrain from saying that these were isolated cases against teachers of the Department of Education, especially in the light that one such teacher allegedly lost to phishing the amount of over P120,000 leaving him only P800. Adding insult to injury, LandBank apparently failed to provide the complainant some basic information about the illegal transactions,” Marcoleta strongly pointed out.

The complainant requested LandBank for restitution only to be responded to as not possible.