The Philippine National Police warned netizens to take care in joining the fad particularly the latest interest in an online application Faceapp that may result in stealing important personal information of the user.
According to PNP Regional Anti-Cybercrime Unit 8, if the FaceApp falls into the wrong hands, it can be used to sketch an extensive profile of the user’s online behavior.
The collected photos and identification code of the phone can be linked to data from. For example, data leaks to identify the users interest, even leaked e-mail addresses, credit cards and password can be linked to this profile, such data can be misused for identity theft or espionage.
The PNP issued the warning as Filipino netizens particularly male internet users are going gaga over the app that transforms them into their supposedly female version.