HA NOI (VNS) — The Police Department for High-tech Crime Prevention (PC49) arrested a gang of phone scammers who stole a total of US$310,000.
The gang members would call unsuspecting victims claiming to work for their mobile carrier and tell them they have unpaid bills worth several thousands of dollars.
Victims were then referred to a fake police officer, who would tell them they were suspected of working with an international money laundering network.
They were often told to transfer all the money in their bank accounts to the police for "investigation purposes."
Police identified six gang members and arrested five of them, with the exception of Do Dinh Phuong, who evaded arrest.
The suspects have confessed to phone scamming and a number of other crimes. — VNS