(PLO)- The boss in a foreign country hires this group to make bank accounts to transfer criminal money and hires fake bank employees to scam.
On January 7, the Public Security Bureau of Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City issued a decision to prosecute the case, prosecute the accused and arrest warrants for Hong Vien Thanh, Nguyen Van Thang and Luong Gia Tan to investigate the crime. using computer networks, telecommunications networks or electronic means to commit acts of appropriation of property.
Pretending to be a bank employee requesting a transfer
Previously, Binh Thanh District Police received a report from Ms. C. (living in Binh Thanh District) about being scammed by a person pretending to be a bank employee.
Specifically, this person pretended to be a bank employee to approve the loan disbursement and then asked Ms. C. to do the procedures to receive the loan. However, in order to be disbursed, Ms. C. has to deposit money.
Dozens of people in the group were invited to work by the police. Photo: READ
After that, Ms. C. transferred nearly 53 million VND to Le Nhat Duy’s account number. Waiting without receiving the money, knowing that she was cheated, Ms. C. went to the police to report.
During the investigation, Binh Thanh District Police invited Le Nhat Duy to work. Duy declare: Previously, a tenant using ID card opened 4 bank accounts with the built-in sim card in the phone of Pham Dang Huynh and Hong Vien Thanh. After opening the account, return the phone and 4 account information to Huynh.
The number of exhibits seized by the police. Photo: READ
Binh Thanh District Police invited Thanh and Huynh to work. Both said they used this method to create an account and sell it to Luong Gia Tan so that Tan could collect and sell it to a foreign “X boss”.
The police then arrived at an apartment building in District 3, where “boss X” lived, when they discovered three people moving personal belongings, phones, laptops, computers, etc., out of the apartment.
Some of this furniture was brought to Hoang Thi Dan in District 10, and partly to Nguyen Van Thang (who lives in Dong Nai province) to move to Cambodia for “boss X”.
Secret “boss X”
Continuing the investigation, the Ho Chi Minh City Public Security Department in collaboration with the Binh Thanh District Police conducted an emergency search of 4 working locations operated by “boss X” and his accomplices.
At these locations, the police seized 5 desktop computers, 97 laptops, 45 mobile phones, 45 sim cards and many terminals, internet connection, mobile hard drives…
Scam Guide. Photo: READ
Initially, the authorities determined that Luong Gia Tan was the interpreter for “boss X”. Tan said that he was asked by “boss X” that he wanted to buy a bank account in Vietnam for 4 million VND/account.
Account sellers use ID cards and phones with pre-installed sims provided by “boss X” to open a bank account, then wait 1 month, then go to the bank to request the account to be closed.
Most of the people who were offered jobs because of their involvement were young men. Photo: READ
From August 2022 up to now, “boss X” has bought 69 bank accounts and used these accounts for the purpose of transferring and receiving money due to crime.
In addition to selling accounts to “boss X”, the above fraud group is also hired by “boss X” to pretend to be a bank employee to lure, find “prey”, invite customers to join the zalo group to find out. stock information.
Guests agree to join the group, then add the guest’s phone number to the group and send a list of customer information to “boss X”.
For each customer joining the group, the employee will be entitled to 20 thousand VND, from the 8th customer onwards, they will be paid 50,000 VND / person…
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