Call for Attention Regarding Telephone Banking Frauds Targeting Chinese Students
Alert regarding special fraud targeting Chinese students
The method of the criminals is as follows
– They call Chinese students on their cell phones, pretending to be members of the Chinese police or the Chinese embassy, and mislead the students with threats such as, “Your bank account is being used for illegal money transfers. If you don’t do anything, you will be arrested and deported.”
– Then they have the deceived students tie themselves up and take selfies of themselves in that situation. Next, the criminals send the pictures to the students’ parents pretending that this is a case of kidnapping for ransom.
– They then tell the students’ families in their home countries to send money to a designated bank account.
Please be careful not to be a victim.