Mongolia arrests 800 Chinese involved in telecommunication fraud and confiscates hundreds of computers

 Mongolia arrests 800 Chinese involved in telecommunication fraud and confiscates hundreds of computers

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According to the global times, Reuters reported on October 31, jerel doparam, director of Mongolias state intelligence administration, said on October 30 that as part of the investigation into cyber criminal groups, Ulaanbaatar police launched a surprise search on Tuesday (29), arrested about 800 Chinese citizens and confiscated hundreds of computers and cell phone SIM cards.

The Chinese Embassy in Mongolia said on the same day that according to a 30 day briefing by Mongolian police, some suspected Chinese citizens are suspected of engaging in telecommunication fraud in Mongolia. Mongolian police have taken law enforcement measures against them and are currently in the process of investigation and evidence collection.

Reuters reported that Mongolia said it had conducted an investigation for two months before the arrest. All 800 Chinese citizens arrested came to Mongolia on 30 day tourist visas. They were involved in illegal gambling, fraud, computer hacking, identity theft and money laundering.

Reported that in the first three quarters of this year, the number of Chinese citizens to Mongolia increased by 10.7%. Some analysts believe that as Cambodia, the Philippines and other Southeast Asian countries increase their efforts to crack down on cyber criminal groups targeting Chinese, these groups may flee to Mongolia and other countries.

The Chinese Embassy in Mongolia said that the channels of cooperation between China and Mongolia in the field of law enforcement and security are smooth, and the two sides are maintaining close communication and cooperation in this regard. I believe that the case will be handled properly according to law. At the same time, the embassy reminded Chinese citizens in Mongolia to strengthen their awareness of prevention and guard against telecommunication fraud.

In a statement, the embassy said that at present, telecommunication fraud against overseas Chinese citizens mainly falls into two categories: fictitious kidnapping and pretending to be a public security law. It is particularly noteworthy that some new ways of telecommunication fraud have been found recently, such as skillfully lobbying the parties through mobile app, game software and other means, or cheating the victims personal information, capital account, password and other important information through the built-in trojan virus, resulting in the loss of the interests of the parties.

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