NBI 7 investigates the hacking of teachers’ bank accounts

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The National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI 7) will conduct an investigation into the alleged hacking of teachers’ bank accounts if they receive a complaint.

NBI 7 Director Rennan Augustus Oliva made the statement after Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Guevarra ordered the NBI to conduct an investigation and case-building related to the recent alleged bank account hacking involving public school teachers who are members of the Teachers’ Dignity Coalition.

The teachers’ organization previously said it had received numerous complaints from its members, in which some of them each lost up to 121,000 pesos from their accounts.

On Saturday, January 29, 2022, Oliva told SunStar Cebu that its office has yet to receive any complaints from teachers, particularly public school teachers, about unauthorized transactions on their land bank accounts.

Oliva said they stand ready to help teachers should anyone fall victim to the same alleged hacking incidents.

For his part, Arnel Pura, supervising agent of the NBI Cebu District Office, said while Guevarra’s order applies only to Manila, they can also accommodate Cebu-based teachers who may have similar ailments.

“If there are Cebu-based teachers who are being similarly harassed, they can file the complaint with our office and it will [be] consolidated with Manila Complaints because a task force was set up for that,” Pura said.

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