Friday, October 2, 2009

Jacqui Bermejo a victim of identity theft.....

Yesterday after I post my entry here I was again searching for more details about Jacqui Bermejo. For an educated person like her it is more unlikely that she will say something about it....but on the other hand who knows right? So I was searching on the website and I found this article A MUST READ...

Fake web posting on floods triggers tsunami of vitriol

By Siham Al Najami, Staff Reporter
Published: September 30, 2009, 22:30


Dubai: The victim of an identity theft known to many as Jackie or Jacque talks of her devastating experience after a comment was posted in her name on the social networking site, facebook, saying that the severe typhoon that battered Manila is "deserved".

The 31-year-old marketing executive in Dubai was battered with thousands upon thousands of messages, e-mails, and phone calls about the comments that said: "It's a good thing I'm here in Dubai. There might be a lot of sinners back there Philippines. So, yeah, they deserved what happened."

This has devastated the life of Jacqueline Bermejo, a Filipina, who has had several days of sleepless nights and is constantly scared of being in public due to frequent threats and calls she is receiving.


"I received messages threatening my life and my family's. My reputation is completely affected and I constantly have nightmares. I just want it to end," she told Gulf News in a phone interview.

For about two years Jacqueline has been facing the unfortunate nightmare as somebody created these accounts using her identity, posting personal details, and pictures.

"I have been abused and am still being abused online in social networking websites such as facebook, Friendster, Multiply etc," she said while urging public to be aware of what they post online as it could be used against them.

Her facebook account was deactivated following repeated incidents but she was requested by the police to establish an authentic account to clarify her case among her friends.

On Sunday, she received a phone call from a friend regarding very alarming posts on the above websites that directly offended typhoon and flood victims.

Subsequent faceback groups have been made in response to the comment including threatening calls to her sister and letters to her employer.
 

"I too, have become a victim as much as those who may have lost their lives and properties to such a devastating natural calamity. I have a deep respect and regard for my country. I am proud to be a Filipino and would never say or do anything to harm the interests of my country or countrymen," she said in an emotional tone.

According to Major Saeed Al Hajiri, director of Dubai Police department combating cyber crimes, "It is definitely a case of identity theft. The victim reported the case in November of 2008 whereby accounts have been created on facebook under her name."

The matter is still under investigation by the police, he said while refusing to disclose whether they have information about the identities of the people behind this act.

"We are aware of her case and we are constantly in contact with the victim and we have seen the posts written in the accounts in her name. We are working on tracing the people behind this which could take time."
 

Source: http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles/09/10/01/10353684.html 


My take: It is very hard if you are a victim of an identity theft. But on this account this person who post as "her" might have a deep hatred on her to do this kind of treatment. Posting on Facebook, Multiply and other social network as "her" is somewhat creepy. Since the "alleged account" was already deleted in the social networking websites I just wonder if SHE could asked the people in FB and multiply to give her the IP address of whoever post her as "her" so at least she could track down where was it posted if it is in Dubai or Philippines or other country.  Sa akin lang parang malapit lang sa kanya ang nag paka "Jacqui Bermejo" she has to dig more of this so called "identity theft" of her because it somewhat ruined her identity and basing of her account that her family recieved threats. We all knew that we should not jump into conclusion if we read or heard bad comments or news. But  we also can't blame people to get angry or get mad or say something about her because what happened in Pinas is not ordinary. We now live in a generation na parang ang malayo ay kay lapit na nalang in terms of communication kaya ingat sa mga magpapangap na "ikaw".

18 comments:

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

It is unfortunate that this kind of thing can happen. She is being pilloried for a statement she did not make. We must be very careful about divulging our personal circumstances since there are unscrupulous people who steal the identities of others for their own nefarious interest. I was a victim once of this kind of identity theft. I received an email supposedly from google asking for personal information lest my google account will be terminated. I sent them the information they were asking and after some time my friends and relatives called my attention on several solicitation letters circulating and asking for financial help. I immediately posted correcting posts in all my blogs and wrote yahoo and google to retrieve my accounts. It took me sometime to convince them that my accounts were hacked. Now I am doubly cautious about sharing personal information with others. Thanks for the post. God bless you always.

chubskulit said...

Kawawa naman yan... Siguro may kagalit sya kaya ginagawa sa kanya to.

Meryl (proud pinay) said...

kawawa naman pala siya =(

Manang Kim said...

Hi Mel, I heard a lot of stories about identity theft even ere in US and it is even worse here because it is more about taking all your money in bank or draining your credit card. And even here it is hard to trace so the victims has to put a lot of extra effort to report everything and prove that you are the real person.
Yes, I heard about what happened to you that is when I first know you here in blogosphere so I can't blame you to be too extra careful here. Thanks for dropping by.

Manang Kim said...

Hi Mommy rose, yes baka may galit sa kanya or envious sa kanya. I was thinking it maybe somewhere in Dubai lang kasi may mga pics din eh. Thanks for dropping by ha I do appreciate it much.

Manang Kim said...

Hi Mer, oo nga di ko ma isip kung ano ang feeling niya since lahat nang halos pinoy na nakabasa galit sa kanya. But if she really didn't say about it then her conscience is clear and she doesn't have to worry about it.

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