Taiwanese swindler to be prosecuted

The Investigation Agency under Ho Chi Minh City Police Department has proposed the city People’s Procuracy to prosecute a 49 year old Taiwanese for swindling Vietnamese citizens out of their properties.

Chien Chiu-Fu entered Vietnam at the end of March and had asked a Vietnamese woman named V.T.H to open an account in ACB Bank under her name, saying to receive money transferred from Taiwan (China) by his friends.

The man then supplied his accomplices with the account number. These guys called a 42 year old woman from District 12 and another man from Tan Binh District, masquerading as police officials, and told they were under investigation for money laundering.

They asked the woman and the man to transfer VND78 million and VND10 million to the above account, saying it was for investigation of the amount.

After the transactions were made, Ms. H received an SMS from the bank announcing the account balance.

Uncovering that the remitters are Vietnamese and suspecting Chien Chiu-Fu, she announced that she had lost ATM card and asked the bank to lock it.

Meantime, the 42 year old woman reported the case to the Investigation Police Agency in District 12 and proposed ACB bank to blockage the account in the name of Ms. H.

Unable to withdraw money from ATM posts, Chien Chiu-Fu came to the bank to get money but he was arrested by the police.

By Ai Chan – Translated by Hai Mien

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