A school teacher is currently taking the toll of his action after he became the latest victim of identity theft, owing a total of P 800,000 from 4 banks for loans he did not apply for.
According to report, Mark Joseph Lontok posted his Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) ID on Facebook due to the excitement he felt after passing the board exam.
In an interview, he said that he posted his PRC ID on Facebook when he passed the licensure exam. He also posted his papers when he was regularize in a public school.
Few months later, he was starting to received notifications from banks saying that he borrowed a total of P800,000 in salary loans.
Though he denied applying for the loans, the banks still deducted P9,000 from his payroll account every month. It surprised him because he did not sign any document authorizing them to deduct the amount.
Another bank is also yet to deduct P10,000 from his account.
One of the banks already submitted to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) the photos of the man who applied for the loan using Lontok’s identity.
For leads on the suspect and similar complaints, you can contact the NBI hotline at (02) 524-6395 or (02) 525-4093.