Cashier duped by fake po­lice call

China Daily (USA) - - CHINA -

A fe­male cashier at a small com­pany was cheated out of 1.27 mil­lion yuan ($191,000) by a telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion fraud­ster who told her she was wanted by the po­lice. On Sept 10, the woman, sur­named Yang, re­ceived a phone call from Shang­hai say­ing she was wanted by po­lice for al­leged in­volve­ment in a crim­i­nal case. The caller, who pre­tended to be a po­lice­man, said the charges would be dropped if Yang de­posited the money in a spec­i­fied bank ac­count. Later, Yang re­al­ized that she had been cheated and re­ported the mat­ter to the po­lice. An in­ves­ti­ga­tion is un­der way.

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