Written by: Yang Wanting and Yu Ruijing
Last update date: 2021-06-19 20:44
The 80-year-old woman fell into a "guess who I am" scam, and received a call from her "son" saying that bail was required for the criminal case. The old woman believed it was true, and successively withdrew 75,000 yuan in cash to the scammer. Yesterday (18th) Zhiwei asked for cash again. After successfully contacting her son, the old woman was surprised to learn that she had been cheated, so she called the police for help.
The police arrested two men and women for fraud on the same day.
Yesterday morning, the police reported that an 80-year-old woman had received a call from a scammer two days ago. The other party claimed to be her son, falsely claiming that she needed bail for criminal offences.
The old woman received instructions from the scammers from June 16 to 17 and asked her to go to Hung Hom to hand over 75,000 yuan in cash to the scammers.
As of yesterday, the scammer called the old woman on the third day and asked for 30,000 yuan in cash. Fortunately, the old woman successfully contacted her son. She was surprised to learn that she had been scammed and went to the Sheung Shui Police Station to call the police for help.
The 8th Team of the Criminal Investigation Team of the Tai Po Police District took over the follow-up, conducted in-depth investigation and immediate deployment. At 4 pm yesterday, officers arrested two men and women on Fung Tak Road, Wong Tai Sin, a 38-year-old man named Cai and a 53-year-old man. A woman surnamed Cai, was arrested on suspicion of deception.
The police also seized banknotes provided by the police on the arrested persons.
The two arrested persons are still being detained by the police for investigation.
The Chief Inspector of Criminal Investigation of the Tai Po Police District, Fan Weihao, explained the facts of the case.
(Photo by Yu Ruijing)
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