WORDMATTERS

Global Times – Metro Beijing - - TWO CENTS -

“I knew that the money on the bank card had been trans­ferred.”

So said a man sur­named Tan who was a vic­tim of bank card fraud and called the po­lice in Haid­ian district. Tan learned from his friend sur­named Ren that the limit for Ren’s credit card was raised to 1 mil­lion yuan ($156,511), and he also wanted to get a credit card with a high limit. Ren agreed to help him and asked Tan to give him his cell phone’s SIM card and other per­sonal in­for­ma­tion he used when ap­ply­ing for the higher credit line. Later, Tan found that his pass­word for the card had been changed and his ac­count was over­drawn 19,000 yuan. He sent text mes­sages to Ren say­ing that he al­ready knew about his money be­ing trans­ferred and also called him, but he got no re­sponse. The po­lice found that Ren used the money to buy a new cell phone and sent gifts to women on a dat­ing app. Po­lice warned that one should not give their SIM card to oth­ers and im­prove the safety level of their pass­words. ( The Mir­ror)

Il­lus­tra­tions: Xia Qing/GT

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