Latest News:  
Beijing   Light rain/Sunny    11 / 4 ℃  City Forecast

English>>China Society

Police warn seniors about telecom scams

(Global Times)

09:16, November 16, 2012

Local police will send out 2 million booklets to local residents' homes over the next few months to warn them about telecom fraud, police said at a launch event Thursday.

The booklets aim to prevent telephone scammers from preying on elderly residents, who may be less familiar with telecom fraud.

"Elderly residents fall victim to telecom scams far easier than young people do," said Feng Xia, a press officer with the Public Order Division of the Shanghai Public Security Bureau. "Although we have put out a lot of public service announcements on the subway and public bus lines, as well as on television and radio, a lot of elderly residents rely on more traditional ways of getting information."

Police hope the booklets, which detail the different kinds of telecom scams police have encountered, will help elderly residents learn more about it, Feng said.

It is the first time that police have mailed booklets to residents to warn them about a specific kind of crime, Feng said. They plan to update the booklet with new scams and release them in the future.

As of October, police and local banks have stopped 3,563 residents from transferring money to telecom scammers this year, saving them more than 185 million yuan ($29.6 million), police said.

"We also call on young people to tell their elderly relatives about how to recognize and avoid telecom scams," Feng told the Global Times.

We Recommend:

Luxurious antique style vessel with 5D cinema

Celebrative activities on Single's Day

Body painting show attracts public's view

Flash mobs dance 'Gangnam Style'

Wedding ceremony or photography contest?

Beautiful scenery of Tachuan Village

Civil servants,the happiest job?

Sexy models and fancy cars rock auto show

Exciting performance on motorcycle


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. China’s J-10 fighters give performances

  2. Daily Review of Airshow China

  3. Sky-gazers gather in N. Australia

  4. 'Gangnam style' life of young rich

  5. Luxurious antique style vessel with 5D cinema

  6. Galaxy Soho building in Beijing

  7. Su embroidery: stunning Chinese folk arts

  8. Who looks better?

Most Popular


  1. China should change growth model
  2. Bell Helicopter identifies China as strongest market
  3. RQFII quota expansion to bolster stock market
  4. IPR pirates face tougher prison terms
  5. Why 'Diaosi' gets so popular in China
  6. Reliance on investment should be reduced
  7. Live and let learn
  8. Coddled kids in need of tougher sports
  9. Commentary: Turning point for growth
  10. Airline outlook: Less turbulence, more profit

What’s happening in China

'Gangnam style' life of young rich in Chongqing

  1. Wedding gifts on school uniforms?
  2. Tiger' parenting more like folk prescriptions
  3. Dead mosquitoes lead to road accident
  4. Rhinestone motorist fails to impress police
  5. Wenzhou aims to cut red tape for charities