Man outsmarts fraudster
On March 15, a car owner surnamed Liu was notified via telephone that his car would be ticketed for illegal parking. The caller also said that if Liu gave him 100 yuan ($14.5), he would not ticket his vehicle. Liu refused, and the caller disappeared, the Beijing Morning Post reported.
Liu said the caller did not identify himself as a police officer or parking lot management staff and told him to he would collect the money by Liu’s car. Liu said he agreed to move his car, but refused to pay the “fine” unless he saw proper identification. No one was at his car when Liu arrived, and his car had not been ticketed. He then called the police who told him that it was a fraudster targeting car owners.