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Before being arrested, these people lived in rented apartments in Ho Chi Minh City.
According to the investigation agency, they use social networks (mainly Zalo, Facebook ...) to text, and call single ladies in many provinces and cities,, scraming them with an amount of money up to tens of billion dong (hundreds of thousands of dollars).
After making friends with those ladies, these foreigners introduce that they have a large amount of money to gift the ladies, but they have to pay fees and taxes to the airline staff to receive the gift. Sometimes they told the victims to send money to invest in a foreign project to earn high interest.
According to the police investigation, the majority of fraudsters are living abroad, using social networks to connect with the victims.
|According to the police investigation, the majority of fraudsters are living abroad, using social networks to connect with the victims. (Photo: Thanh Nien)|
From April 2020, after finding out about the fraud, many victims reported to the police. Some of them even lost several billion dongs. For instance, Ms. N.T.K (52 years old, Bien Hoa city) lost VND 2,9 billion (USD 126,000), Ms. N.T.H (Bien Hoa city) lost VND 1,6 billion (USD 69,500), Ms. T.T.L (Bien Hoa city) lost VND 13 billion (USD 565,000).
They quickly appropriated money transferred through various bank accounts and then withdrawn in foreign countries using a visa card. Some other subjects withdraw money in Vietnam, but they also transfer the amount through many bank accounts before withdrawing money.
This crime line has a leader in foreign countries. The group usually targets elderly women who live alone, befriend them then conduct fraud.
Currently, the police are continuing to investigate and verify the roles and behaviors of related criminals.
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