PNP Anti-Cybercrime Group to probe sale of online passport appointment slots

Police chief Guillermo Eleazar ordered the Anti-Cybercrime Group to probe the alleged sale of passport appointment slots that are given free by DFA. | @JEMendozaINQ

10/23/2021 2:37:00 PM

Police chief Guillermo Eleazar ordered the Anti-Cybercrime Group to probe the alleged sale of passport appointment slots that are given free by DFA. | JEMendozaINQ

MANILA, Philippines — Police chief Guillermo Eleazar on Saturday ordered the Anti-Cybercrime Group to probe the alleged sale of passport appointment slots that are given free by the

Hindi natin papayagan na pagkakitaan pa ang ating mga kababayan lalo na ang mga OFWs dahil sa hirap ng buhay ngayon na dulot ng hinaharap nating pandemya,” he added.(We will not allow our OFWs to be exploited especially during the pandemic where life is already hard.)

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Eleazar also encourages the public not to patronize such services.Appointment slots for all consular services are free, according to DFA.The DFA has also asked Facebook to identify and take down the said accounts.ADVERTISEMENTEleazar said the victims of the scam can file their complaints through the various platforms of the PNP’s E-Sumbong.

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'Eleazar also encourages the public not to patronize such services.' Sounds like people will use the paid slots less if the process was easier to do. Some might feel that the system is not ideal, even if it is free.