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Three RoK nationals charged with credit card fraud

Update: December, 17/2015 - 15:00
Three Korean men at the police station. — Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — Ha Noi Police have prosecuted three Korean (Republic of Korea) nationals for further investigation on charges of using computers, telecommunication, the Internet or digital devices to misappropriate assets.



The detainees are Kim Seong Hyun (born in 1982), Kim Young Yun (born in 1975) and Yang Dong Kook (born in 1962), were arrested recently for using fake credit cards to steal money, the Ha Noi Police Department's hi-tech crime prevention division said.

Ha Noi Police said Kim Seong Hyun, who often visited Viet Nam to sell cosmetics, got acquainted with Kim Young Yun via KaKao Talk, a social network. In November 2015, he asked Yun to make fake credit cards to withdraw money in Viet Nam.

Yun later visited a Chinese market in Korea's Ansan Province, where two Chinese nationals introduced him to the holder of WeChat account "Choi Wa Byul," who provided credit card security codes.

Kim Seong Hyun and Yang Dong Kook contacted some Vietnamese people to get two point-of-sale (POS) terminals for using the fake cards and withdrawing money.

They agreed that if transactions succeeded, the Vietnamese accomplices would receive 50 per cent of the withdrawn money, "Choi Wa Byul" 30 per cent, Kim Young Yun 10 per cent and Kim Seong Hyun and Yang Dong Kook 10 per cent.

On November 23, Kim Young Yun, Kim Seong Hyun and Yang Dong Kook came to Viet Nam with card-making equipment via Noi Bai International Airport in Ha Noi.

The three Korean men and their Vietnamese accomplices made fake cards and used them to conduct transactions worth more than VND1 billion (US$44,380) from November 24 to 27. They withdrew more than VND300 million (more than $13,300). — VNS

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