On August 27, a policeman from Songshan Road branch of Zhengzhou Public Security Bureau told Beijing news that the police had accepted the case. As the case involves many places in the country, the police are still investigating.
Meow app booking interface. Photos provided by interviewees
Online virtual cat making money
In mid June this year, with the introduction of a friend, Shi Hua learned about an app called meow. Friends said that in the app through the way of virtual cat can make money.
The meow app interface provided by investors shows that there are many virtual cats waiting to be sold in the pet market, and different kinds of cats have different prices. These virtual cats are displayed in the app in the form of cartoon pictures. The card also contains the price of the cat, the purchase time, contract income, etc.
The so-called cat food is actually equivalent to a virtual currency. Shi Hua said that the initial investors bought cat food from the platform, but they could only buy it from the owner. This is also the platform profit-making method claimed by group owners.
The price of one cat food is about 1 yuan, and booking this Himalayan cat needs to pay 30 cat food, that is, about 30 yuan.
The virtual cats contract yield is 15.5% for seven days. This means that the Himalayan cat will stay in the investors account for seven days after the purchase, during which time the virtual cat will appreciate. After seven days, the system will automatically match the next investor and resell the cat with interest.
At that time, the investors account will receive the principal and 15.5% return income. Take the price of this Himalayan cat for example. After seven days, investors will receive a total of 5775 yuan of principal plus return.
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Facing the high rate of return, Shihua has made many investments and bought many virtual cats.
In the first two months, the principal and income of each investment will arrive on time. Liu Ben (not his real name) from Henan Province is also an investor. His experience is basically the same as that of Shi Hua. He joined the investment ranks under the introduction of his friend. He invested more than 4000 yuan for the first time, and gained several hundred yuan after a month.
In the first ten days of August, two new Cats appeared on the platform. Since then, there are often abnormal situations, such as buying but not selling, temporarily unable to log in to the platform, etc. On August 12, the meow app announced that the platform was in the process of transferring the background data of new and old products and would return to normal after the update.
Until August 16, Shi Hua found that the account of meow app could not be logged in, and the 30000 yuan previously invested could not be retrieved. On the same day, many investors found the same situation. I was worried about the risks before, but now we realize that we should have been cheated. Shi Hua said.
In the afternoon of that day, the wechat group of investors Liu Ben joined was dissolved by the group leader. According to the inquiry, the wechat groups joined by other investors have basically been disbanded, and their investment money can not be recovered, and the previous wechat group owners can not be contacted.
At present, this app is no longer available to download.
The police have filed a case for investigation
Investors come from all over the country. After the incident, the investors set up group chat according to their respective regions to protect their rights and report to the police station.
In a wechat group chat called Zhengzhou, a large group of meow rights protection, the group friends said that the number of victims was as high as 1000, and some people were even cheated hundreds of thousands of yuan.
On August 17, a number of victims went to Songshan Road branch of Zhengzhou public security bureau to report the case. On August 27, the police of the sub Bureau told the Beijing news that the police were investigating, collecting evidence and determining the nature of the case. At present, they are still receiving new reports. This case involves many places in the country, and we have been accepting it..
Liu Ben reported to Fengchan Road branch of Zhengzhou public security bureau. Police said the case involved more people, is now under investigation.
According to previous media reports, the meow app claims that the money making mode is mutual help plate. Generally speaking, a calls out the money and B calls back. For example: a calls out 10000 yuan, and the money stays outside for a few days. The background system will match with B or C, D, e and then call back. Although it is not sure who will call back the money, the returned money has at least 1000 yuan of interest every day. The principal and interest returned need to be paid out by B or C, D, e. the more people behind, the more money the former will make.
Xiaobang (pseudonym), who has been engaged in network security for many years, mentioned in an interview with the media that the mutual aid disk of Miaomiao app is a typical lying and earning trap. The essence of mutual aid plate is a Ponzi scheme. It is like a game of beating drums and passing flowers. The first group of people put money in, while the people behind keep making up for the people in front of them, and they still make up for the money with interest, which leads to more and more compensation. But what they dont know is whether they belong to the first few batches, whether the money can be returned, and when the boss will run away.