Personnel of the CIDG Anti-Transnational Crime Unit in coordination with the Korean Desk and Fugitive Search Unit (FSU) of the Bureau of Immigration served an INTERPOL RED NOTICE against three Korean nationals for TELEPHONE FRAUD (voice phishing) on Thursday, May 5, 2022 in Paranaque and Quezon City.

41-year-old PAEK, SANGHUN was arrested at about 11:30 AM in his residence in Filinvest Classic Estate, Brgy. San Isidro, Paranaque City while KIM KYUNGMO, 32 and SONG JONGMIN, 40 were arrested at around 2:10 PM in their residence in Northview 1 Subdivision, Batasan Hills, Quezon City.

The said Korean nationals are fugitives from Korea who are in hiding in the country for their alleged involvement in Telephone Fraud (Voice Phishing).

According to reports, it was in April this year when PAEK SANGHUN set up the headquarters and operates their voice phishing activities in Manila whose modus is to disguise themselves as bankers in Korea to trick and defraud their victims. The suspect defrauded his victims a sum of PHP25.6 million.

Meanwhile, KIM KYUNGMO and SONG JONGMIN, together with their accomplices conspired to defraud their victims in Korea and obtained PHP8 million and PHP6.4 million, respectively. The duo pretended as staff of Kookmin Bank in Korea and with their advanced computer skills, they were able to gather personal information of their victims and deceived them by offering a low-interest loan. The suspects were able to swindle a total of 196,500.00 KRW or Php14.4M.

The arrested Korean nationals were brought to CIDG-ATCU for proper disposition and were later turned over to the Bureau of Immigration Warden Facility in Bicutan, Taguig City.

There is no place here in the country for foreigners who engage in criminal activities. The CIDG will ensure that they will be arrested and held liable for their crimes.