PSNews - From December 2014 to the end of January 2015, Nguyen Van Thien, En and other suspects created a calling operator in Fujian, China, and called themselves Vietnamese police to steal 3.7 billion VND from 4 residents of Vung Tau and Nha Trang, Vietnam.
On December 12th, The Supreme People's Procuracy still preserved its view on prosecuting six arrestees for "swindling and appropriating property illegally" under Article 139 of the Penal Code 1999.
Investigation results are released that, on December 2014, Nguyen Van Thien, Nguyen Thi Hang, Vietnamese citizens working as Chinese translators, collaborated with a Chinese citizen named Zhen in opening an instant training course on how to cheat people on phone for several Vietnamese subjects. Meanwhile, Zhen created a calling operator in Fujian, China.
|The suspects called themselves Vietnamese police to steal 3.7 billion VND from 4 residents of Vung Tau and Nha Trang, Vietnam
After the training class, the “graduates” posed as operator officers of the Vietnam Post calling fixed line subscribers to inform them of undue phone costs in order to steal the victims’ personal information. Later, they called themselves police and threatened the victims, forcing the victims to transfer a small amount of money to a designated account with the aim of stealing the information of their bank accounts. Based on the acquired information of the victims’ bank accounts, they had fake cards made and drew money from ATMs in the Vietnamese Northern provinces of Mong Cai and Quang Ninh.
With the tricks, Zhen, Nguyen Van Thien and their followers succeeded in 4 fraud cases, stealing more than 3.7 billion VND.
The case had been prosecuted earlier by the Supreme People's Procuracy but the Ba Ria - Vung Tau Provincial People's Court had returned the portfolios for further investigations.PSN