Suspect arrested for illegal reselling of rebranded Globe At Home modems
Shortly after Globe issued their warning to the public regarding tampered Globe At Home modems being sold as DITO modems, the telco, along with the Philippine National Police, has arrested a suspect in a sting operation in Cavite.
According to Globe, they retrieved a unit of Globe At Home Tozed S10g modem rebranded with DITO stickers from Marlou De Paz in a sting operation in Pala-Pala, Brgy. Sampaloc Dasmarinas Cavite.
Based on the police report, 33-year old De Paz is under investigation for violating RA 8484, or the Access Devices Regulation Act of 1998. De Paz was caught illegally selling “openline DITO modems” on various Facebook community groups for Cavite-based residents. In his post, he stated that any telco operator’s SIM may be used for the unit to function. The post also openly claimed that the modems are the Tozed “S10g Home Prepaid WiFi device.”
Globe is currently the only authorized distributor of these Tozed S10G modems in the Philippines. The telco is taking the necessary steps in ensuring that its customers are well-protected from illegal activities concerning its products and devices.
Globe calls on its customers to report suspicious activities surrounding Globe At Home’s modems and escalate these accordingly to the appropriate authorities such as the Department of Trade and Industry—Consumer Protection Group with the email address [email protected] or no. 09178343330. Customers may also report here.