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.
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.
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.
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).
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.