Ex­tor­tion calls con­tinue

Central Leader - - News -

Chi­nese busi­nesses through­out Auck­land are be­ing warned by po­lice fol­low­ing phone calls try­ing to ex­tort money.

Po­lice say the caller is thought to be a man who speaks Man­darin. He claims to be part of an Asian gang and is ask­ing for dif­fer­ent quanti- ties of money rang­ing up to $20,000. The first phone call was 9.30am on Tues­day last week to a Chi­nese busi­ness.

The po­lice have vis­ited the tar­geted busi­nesses to re­as­sure them.

If con­tacted by the caller, po­lice ad­vise peo­ple not to present them- selves as vul­ner­a­ble and not to be in­tim­i­dated.

Po­lice say it is vi­tal they are made aware of ev­ery call.

Any­one who has been phoned by the man or knows any­thing about his ac­tiv­i­ties should con­tact their lo­cal po­lice sta­tion.

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