The culprits who cheated thousands of Internet users by setting up fake websites. – Photo cand.com.vn
Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội police in co-ordination with police in the central Quảng Nam Province have arrested a group of people who set up fake websites to appropriate property.
Yesterday, Hà Nội police transferred the seized items to Quảng Nam police to further investigate the method of using the Internet, telecommunications networks or digital devices to appropriate property.
Quảng Nam police will continue to investigate and find other people involved in the scam.
The arrested people include Nguyễn Ngọc Văn Sỹ, Trịnh Duy Hưng, Trần Quang, Đỗ Thanh Sang and Trần Quang Long. Their ages ranging from 16 to 21.
At the police station, the arrested persons confessed that they had not finished secondary school and often gathered at the Internet shop in Duy Xuyên’s District’s Nam Phước township to set up fake websites to cheat other Internet users.
The group provided an application form on their website and required customers to reveal their personal information such as phone numbers, accounts and identity cards to receive a ‘bonus’.
The ‘bonuses’ offered included motorbikes or cash from large companies and organisations.
The cheaters set up some fake websites such as trianquahot.com and vongquayquy3.com to defraud Internet users of their money through their card codes.
After receiving personal information from customers on the Internet, the cheaters then phoned the customers to guide them through more steps to receive their ‘bonuses’.
According to initial statistics available with the police, thousands of people were cheated of money totalling VNĐ600 million (US$27,000). — VNS