|A kind of fraudulent message to cheat people on OTT app Zalo. — Photo vietnamplus.vn
HA TINH (VNS) — In a joint operation, the Ha Tinh police and Duy Xuyen District's police in the central Quang Nam province arrested three persons for fraud.
The arrested persons -- Tran Huynh Duc, Pham Minh Tu and Luong Van Bang, all aged between 15 and 16 – used hi-tech methods to cheat people.
Colonel Phan Ke Binh, chief of the police investigation department of the central Ha Tinh province, said that the criminals sent messages to private mobile phones through OTT (over the top) apps such as Zalo, Viber and Beetalk and websites such as giaithuongzaloapp2015.com and traoquaxuangaena.com to announce ‘awards'.
Basing on the worth of the property of the victims, the criminals asked them to transfer money via mobile phones or bank accounts to receive their awards.
The criminals often introduced themselves as customer care workers, tax officials or bank employees to cheat the victims.
After the victim's money was transferred into their accounts, they quickly withdrew the money, shut down the accounts and threw away the Sim cards that they had used.
The local police have warned people not to fall for such promotions and to prevent fraud conducted via social networks and on the Internet. — VNS