A recent joint entrapment operation conducted by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation and security personnel of Globe Telecom led to the arrest of two illegal sellers of WIMAX modems in Nueva Ecija. Arrested were Ramon Christopher Rosales, 28 and Andrew de la Cruz, 27, both residing in Sta. Rosa, Nueva Ecija. Both suspects were caught in illegal trade of hacked WIMAX modems. Two units of WIMAX modems were seized from the suspects.
Based on police reports, Rosales is an employee of RCG Enterprise, a sub-contractor agent of Globe and the hacked modems that they were selling were being sourced from legitimate subscribers. The modus operandi has been to pull-out modems from these unsuspecting subscribers on pretext of an upgrade, reconfigure the modems and sell them at a one-time payment ranging between PHP2,500 to PHP3,500.
“It is unfortunate that a Globe subcontractor takes advantage of his work to pull-out WIMAX modems from legitimate subscribers and the company will continue to intensify its campaign against the illegal use and sale of reconfigured devices,” said lawyer Froilan Castelo, Head of Globe Corporate and Legal Services Group.
Castelo stressed that illegal hacking and use of WIMAX modems is a violation of RA 8484 also known as Access Device Act, and Presidential Decree 1612 of the Anti-Fencing Law.
According to Castelo, those who would want to avail of legitimate subscription of Globe products and services may do so through Globe-authorized sellers and distributors as well as in numerous Globe Stores nationwide.
Source: Globe Telecom