As online transactions become popular during the health crisis, online scams have also become rampant. This is why the National Bureau of Investigation wants to pass certain measures to address such issues.

An NBI official wants to pass a law that will only allow one social media account per person, which is said may help fight online scams.

Moreover, Victor Lorenzo, NBI Cybercrime Division, said last August 10 that the registration of prepaid SIM cards must be passed already. The bills that will turn this into law is currently pending on the Senate and the House of Representative.

“Malaking tulong sa law enforcement perspective ‘yung one person, one social media account. Malaki din tulong ‘yung SIM [Card] Registration Act natin (It would be a big help on the law enforcement perspective if there is a law on one person, one social media account. Another big help would be the SIM Card Registration Act),”

Victor Lorenzo, NBI Cybercrime Division

Back In June, Senate President Vicente Sotto III corroborates this plan by saying that there should be a “one person, one Facebook account” policy that will help prevent online trolling, especially now that the elections are right around the corner.

It’s said that the national ID system can also help authorities to catch cybercrime suspects. Telcos and ISPs are also asked to the latest internet protocol, IPv6. Lorenzo said that there should also be a one IP address per person policy as well.

As per Lorenzo, while traditional physical crimes went significantly down during the health crisis, cybercrime doubled.

The agency did admit that they’re having a hard time catching cybercriminals all at once as they lack equipment, and the cases are starting to mount. It’s said that the ratio of people using computers and the enforcers protecting them is heavily disproportionate.

However, the NBI’s cybercrime division assures the public that they’re doing everything they can to beef up their capability.

Via: One News

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