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Customs bureau warns public vs ‘Internet love scams’

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The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has warned the public against “Internet love scams” in which victims are befriended online and promised packages containing gifts and even money. They then receive an e-mail supposedly from the BOC asking for payment for duties and taxes. After remitting the money to a bank, however, the package never arrives and their “significant other” never contacts them again.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Students to get seized laptops

Bureau of Customs (BOC) building INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has turned over some 4,000 laptop computers to the Department of Education (DepEd) for distribution to public elementary and high schools.

Posted: July 6th, 2014 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

BOC airs warning vs Internet scams

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The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has warned the public against Internet scams in which victims are befriended online and promised packages containing gifts and money as long as they pay the customs duties and taxes.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Biazon says tweet on Yolanda relief ‘maliciously edited’

Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon. INQUIRER.net file photo

Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon has slammed a netizen whom he said “maliciously edited” his Twitter account advisory on foreign donations for victims of supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan).

Posted: November 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Customs bureau computerization seen to curb smuggling, corruption

Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon. INQUIRER.net file photo

Efforts to combat smuggling will get a new boost when the Bureau of Customs (BOC) rolls out a suite of software solutions under its P418-million Integrated Philippine Customs System (i-PCS) project.

Posted: August 3rd, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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