Agen­cies tar­get tele­com fraud

China Daily (USA) - - CHINA -

Six Chi­nese agen­cies an­nounced a co­or­di­nated ef­fort to tackle in­ter­net and tele­com fraud on Fri­day, the gov­ern­ment’s lat­est bid to han­dle an ex­plo­sion of such crimes that it says have led to huge fi­nan­cial losses. Po­lice reg­is­tered 590,000 tele­com fraud cases in 2015, up from about 100,000 in 2011, lead­ing to losses of 22.2 CANADA­bil­lion yuan ($3.3 bil­lion), State me­dia said. Call­ers of­ten im­per­son­ate of­fi­cials or au­thor­ity fig­ures and prey on the el­derly, stu­dents or the un­em­ployed.

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