Facebook Twitter 新浪微博 google plus Instagram YouTube Friday 24 July 2015
English>>Special Coverage >> Xiangyang

Human size warning sign against bank fraud installed in Xiangyang

(People's Daily Online)    10:01, July 24, 2015

A human-sized anti-fraud warning sign was installed in the lobby of a bank in Gaoxin District in Xiangyang on the afternoon on June 28. A "policeman" holding a sign to alert the public to pay attention to the scams proposed by the scammers.

On June 22, Mr. Li told the police that he received a strange call while working. The caller, who claimed to be Shanghai police, told him that his identity had been stolen and used for money laundering. He was then asked to provide the pin and its bank accounts to facilitate the work of the police. The scammer also sent Mr. Li a "warrant" by email. Mr. Li rushed to an ATM and transferred 20,000 yuan from his account to the so-called "security account" provided by the caller. Later, Mr. Li realized he had been deceived.

The police in charge couldn't help thinking: why were people still fooled by the old tricks that police had alerted again and again?

After talking with the bank staff, police found that fraud prevention is often in the form of leaflets or brochures, which can't easily attract attention.

To attract people's attention, a human-sized anti-fraud warning sign was installed in the lobby of a bank to remind the people to pay attention to the fraud. It just looks like a real policeman by your side to remind you. 

(For the latest China news, Please follow People's Daily on Twitter and Facebook)(Editor:Huang Jin,Yao Chun)

Add your comment

Related reading

Full coverage

We Recommend

Most Viewed


Key Words