Tele­com Scams Thwarted

Beijing Review - - This Week -

Chi­nese police solved ap­prox­i­mately 78,000 tele­com and on­line scam cases in 2017, up 55.2 per­cent com­pared with 2016, the Min­istry of Pub­lic Se­cu­rity (MPS) an­nounced on March 9.

A to­tal of 537,000 cases were filed for in­ves­ti­ga­tion by police na­tion­wide in 2017, a de­crease of 6.1 per­cent from 2016, amid a high­pro­file crack­down on tele­com and on­line fraud.

The min­istry said that losses of 300 mil­lion yuan ($47.5 mil­lion) were re­trieved and given back to vic­tims in 2017.

Chi­nese police have taken a tough stance against tele­com and on­line fraud both in­side and out­side the coun­try, ef­fec­tively curb­ing many crimes and safe­guard­ing the in­ter­ests of the peo­ple, the MPS said.

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