Five telephone fraudsters to be prosecuted

Ho Chi Minh City Police on March 22 announced that they have proposed the City’s People’s Procuracy to commence proceedings against five persons, of which two have Taiwanese – Chinese nationality, for fraud.

Five subjects, comprising of Chiu Yung Sheng (a.k.a Khau Vinh Thinh), 35, Li Hui Yu (a.k.a Le Thi Ha), 36, Lam Trieu Cuong, 51, Luu Binh, 41, and Tran Huu Duy, 26, are members of a Taiwanese- Chinese fraud gang.

By using high-tech telecommunications devices, they called to fixed telephone subscribers in Vietnam, posing as employees of Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group, to notify subscribers of unpaid debts. After that, they posed as police and accused those subscribers of relating to money laundering or drug trafficking cases then ordered victims to transfer money into an appointed account for them to verify their sources of money.

When the victims transferred the money into their account they would withdraw the money and disappear.

This gang has duped 13 people in Vietnam into transferring nearly VND1.8 billion into their accounts and appropriated more than VND1.6 billion. Vietnamese police have timely blocked the rest.

By Ai Chan – Translated by Thuy Doan

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