Scam Watch Pilipinas urges netizens to save gov’t anti-scam response hotline 1326


Are you worried about online scams? Scam Watch Pilipinas, a cybersecurity movement focused on keeping people safe online, urges everyone to stay alert and report suspicious online activities via the Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center (CICC) Facebook page.

The process is simple and user-friendly. Whether you are the victim or a witness to any computer-related crime, just go to the CICC Facebook page any time, any day. Click the message button, and read the privacy statement. You can then choose the complaint you want to report. It is a quick and easy way to fight malicious activities.  It is also a step that anyone can take, regardless of technical knowledge.

In addition to the CICC Facebook reporting platform, you can utilize the Inter-Agency Response Center (I-ARC) Hotline 1326, available 24/7. I-ARC is a centralized cybercrime response collaboration between CICC, the Department of Information, Communications, and Technology (DICT), the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), the National Privacy Commission (NPC), the Philippine National Police (PNP), and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).

Both the CICC Facebook page and the hotline can be used to report a wide variety of scams, including but not limited to Investment scams, Phishing scams, Text scams, Email scams, Caller ID spoofing scams, and Romance scams. Additional I-ARC numbers are also available: 0947-714-7105 (SMART), 0966-976-5971 (Globe), and 0991-481-4225 (DITO).

Art Samaniego, #ScamWatch co-lead convenor and Manila Bulletin (MB) Technology Editor, emphasized the importance of this initiative, saying, “In a world where online threats are constantly evolving, it’s crucial that we empower our citizens with the knowledge and tools to protect themselves. Together with CICC and our partners, we are committed to ensuring that Filipinos are safe online.”

#ScamWatchPH is committed to educating as many Filipinos as possible against cyber fraud and online scams. The movement has recently signed a covenant with DICT, CICC, NTC, and NPC, recognizing and institutionalizing it as the government’s national citizen arm for cybersecurity education.

The collaboration between #ScamWatchPH and CICC is a significant step towards boosting the government’s cybercrime prevention initiatives. By joining hands with the public, they are creating a united front against cybercrime.

For more information and to stay updated on the latest cybersecurity news, follow and like the  #ScamWatchPH FB Page at

Stay vigilant, stay informed, and join the movement to make the online world a safer place for everyone.



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