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Guangdong cops bust cross-border telecom scam

(People's Daily)

14:33, October 09, 2011

Edited and Translated by Ma Xi, People's Daily Online

The Guangdong provincial security department said on Oct. 8 that Guangdong police, who cooperated with police in Taiwan as well as Thailand, successfully detected a cross-border telecom fraud group, cracked down on 24 dens and arrested 174 suspects.

After a person in Yuexiu District of Guangzhou city was swindled out of 150,000 yuan, the subsequent investigation uncovered a cross-border telecom fraud ring involving 120 million yuan.

This close-knit group was headquartered in Taiwan and organized by Taiwanese. Its phone fraud dens were spread throughout the Chinese mainland, Taiwan, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia as well as Vietnam. The group defrauded residents on the Chinese mainland and Taiwan by loan, fax and messages. They also pretended to be judicial authorities by renting network fax platforms and illegal telecom operator lines.

Guangdong police cooperated with police in Fujian, Taiwan as well as Thailand and acted in concert to smash this crime group in Thailand and Taiwan as well as the Chinese cities of Guangzhou, Dongguan and Shaoguan in Guangdong province and Fuzhou, Xiamen and Quanzhou of Fujian province.

There were 136 suspects arrested by Guangdong police, 26 arrested by Taiwanese police and 12 arrested by Thai police. A large amount of cars, computers, gateways, cell phones and interphones was seized. More than 200 crime cases were detected.

Currently, Guangdong police is further investigating this illegal organization.

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