Seven Chinese men arrested in Malaysia: posing as government officials to defraud compatriots

 Seven Chinese men arrested in Malaysia: posing as government officials to defraud compatriots

A Macao fraud group, which specializes in dealing with local Chinese compatriots, set up a base camp in the high-level residential area of Princess Iskandar, Malaysia, and called the victims through pre recorded telephone recording, claiming that they were from government agencies, and then set up a scheme to swindle money from the victims.

According to the Xingzhou daily, zukaili, police district director of Princess Iskandar City, said, the fraud group will fake people from government agencies, such as the police, on the phone, and point out that the account of the victim is blacklisted, and then instigate the victim to transfer the account to other accounts.

The fraud group has become active recently. After receiving reliable reports, the police launched an action on the afternoon of January 3 to arrest seven Chinese men after two weeks of investigation.

It is reported that the seven Chinese men arrested are between 20 and 30 years old. In the three-story house used as the base camp, the police found 8 laptops, 8 mobile phones and 4 wireless broadband routers.

At present, the police are still investigating the suspected cases and amounts of the above-mentioned fraud groups, and investigating the contents of the computer equipment one by one. According to Malaysian law, a convicted person can be sentenced to imprisonment of not less than one year and not more than 10 years, as well as flogging.

Zukaili said that in 2019, the princess City Police District of Iskandar detected 41 cases involving Macao fraud and arrested 42 people to assist in the investigation, including 5 people involved in related cases who were brought to court. Compared with more than 50 cases of Macao fraud in 2018, the number of cases in Princess Iskandar city in 2019 has declined.

Police have called on the public to inform the police immediately if they have any clues about the fraud or if they find suspected foreigners involved. The police also advise the public not to be fooled when receiving a call from a stranger. At the same time, if they receive a call from a suspected government agency, but the other party instigates the transfer of funds, they should contact the nearby police station for help.

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