75 foreigners 'involved in scams' deported -- BI

A total of 75 foreigners involved in online scamming has been deported last Friday, Sept. 22, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said. 

“As a consequence of their deportation, all deportees have been included in the BI’s blacklist, effectively barring them from returning to the Philippines,” the BI said.  

It said the 75 deportees were “the first batch of foreign nationals expelled from the country after their alleged involvement in scamming activities in the guise of an online gaming customer relations service provider.”

“Said foreigners are part of the group arrested in an operation led by the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) and the Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission (PAOCC) against SA Rivendell Global Gaming Corporation located in Pasay City,” it also said.   

It noted that the deportees were reportedly "involved in love scams and cryptocurrency scams, targeting Westerners.”

Seventy more foreigners involved in various scams are awaiting deportation, the BI said.