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Beware of scams by "receiving parcels"

Taking advantage of the gullibility and lack of understanding, many subjects used the trick of "receiving a parcel" and then defrauding money.

Police force advises people to be wary of phone scams
Police force advises people to be wary of phone scams

Lost more than 200 million after a few phone calls

At 2pm on April 27, Mr. Nguyen Van Nghi (Giao An commune, Giao Thuy district, Nam Dinh), currently working at a construction site in Hoang Mai district (Hanoi), received the phone number +800190 729 863 says there is an unclaimed parcel, press 9 for details.


Listening to the other end of the line, Mr. Nghi pressed the 9 key and was told that the parcel had not been received. "I said why the parcel was not sent home to me, it was told that it was sent, but no one received it, so it was returned to the postage.


I asked to verify the information, they told me that I was in the name of a military bank account MB Bank Da Nang branch was owed 36,740,000 VND for short spending and reported to 5 pm on the same day that the bank account would be blocked. mine in the banking systems nationwide and complete the file against me to the law enforcement agency", Mr. Nghi recounted.


Although Mr. Nghi had never been to Da Nang before, this staff member told him that the bad guys took advantage of the information to do this and suggested that he go to the police station urgently. Not understanding what happened, Mr. Nghi was instructed by the staff specifically how and where to report to the police.

"The employee said I informed the Da Nang City Police because the other bank branch has an address in Da Nang. That employee helped me connect with the Da Nang City Police. One person claimed to be a lieutenant, on duty at the agency. The police officer instructed me to report, they instructed me to google to get the number of Da Nang City Police, which is 0236 382 2300.


They said they would use the agency number, not the postal number. They then called back at +888236 382 2300. I saw no difference so I trusted the agency phone number. Believe in the words and instructions of the self-proclaimed lieutenant."


This lieutenant told Mr. Nghi that the Ministry of Public Security had just investigated and dismantled a case of "money laundering" in the banking network and transnational drug trafficking. Including 26 people, 500 related people and 2,000 fake dossiers. Only 12 people have been arrested, and 14 are on the run. In which, 5 people are police, 1 bank director and bank staff.


The leader, 37-year-old Phuc, from Bac Ninh, declared that these criminals were drug addicts. More than 2 billion in cash and more than 1 ton of drugs were seized. The person claiming to be a police lieutenant also said, let this guy handle it completely, he will ask the Department to check the information of citizen Nguyen Van Nghi.


Beware of phone scams. Screenshots
Beware of phone scams. Screenshots

Beware of phone scams. Screenshots
Beware of phone scams. Screenshots

Beware of phone scams. Screenshots
Beware of phone scams. Screenshots

Right after that, this person informed Mr. Nghi that he was in the name of a Vietcombank bank account in the account with VND 5,320,000,000 and that amount was listed in the illegal account as the money launderer's account. This is a very serious crime. And, at 5 pm, there will be an order to block and seal the property, forcing him to be detained for at least 3 months for investigation.


As a person who rarely interacts with each other, having worked as a worker all his life, Mr. Nghi is really worried, because he was informed that the file has been sent to his superiors for settlement. The detention order will begin to be executed in the afternoon of the same day. "The person claiming to be a police lieutenant informed me. He also said that he would help me, but because there was a meeting and scheduled to see me again at around 7:30 a.m. on April 28."


At 7:30 a.m. on April 28, 2020, Mr. Nghi received a call, the other end of the line claiming to be Lieutenant Colonel, the superior of the person who spoke to him the day before. This lieutenant colonel said that if he wanted to help, he had to honestly declare his assets including money, gold, accounts, .. and told Mr. Nghi that he would appraise all my assets from where.


They asked him to transfer the money to the state inspector's account for appraisal and then it would be returned to me. "I currently have VND 25,000,000 in my account and a savings card of VND 100,000,000. Because my savings card has not yet expired in my hometown, I have transferred VND 25,000,000 in advance to an account in Huynh Phuong Dai's name, No. account 1903 5695 973 011, Techcombank Tan Phu Branch, Ho Chi Minh City at 9:00 am on April 28, 2020.


Transaction location at BIDV Bank Hai Ba Trung Branch, Hoang Mai, Hanoi. To ensure that the house is not sealed, it is necessary to transfer more than VND 50,000,000 to the account. I transferred more at 10:48' on the same day to complete the application, remove the sentence and return it to me fairly," Mr. Nghi said.

Not stopping there, these people claiming to be the police asked Mr. Nghi to transfer the money in the passbook to complete the application. At 16:36' on April 28, 2020, Mr. Nghi transferred VND 100,000,000 to the account number also named Huynh Phuong Dai, account number 1409 1030 1000 0422 at Vietnam Import-Export Commercial Joint Stock Bank in Ho Chi Minh City.


All money is transferred at BIDV Bank Hai Ba Trung Branch, address at 1st floor of Eco green building Nguyen Xien, Hanoi. After that, Mr. Nghi received the notice that the other party had received the money, completed the application, and submitted it to the appraisal council. When brought to the appraisal council, it said that the working time was over at 7 am on April 29, 2020.


On the morning of April 29, 2020, Mr. Nghi received a phone call with the content, there is one more problem that on January 26, 2020, he had a transaction via mobile banking to transfer money to a branch of AgriBank, so there was a problem. more problems. "They told me to transfer another 50,000,000 VND to the account of the representative, Huynh Phuong Dai, which is enough.


At 9:41 am on April 29, 2020, I transferred that amount to Huynh Phuong Dai's account, account number 3223 0000 1456 9000, Viet A Commercial Joint Stock Bank Cho Lon Branch, Ho Chi Minh City. Then he told me to go back to my room and wait for the check-in, then he would give me the money back. Waiting time is about 1 hour".

By the evening of the same day, Mr. Nghi began to connect the data and found that he had been cheated. Anh Nghi has transferred to Huynh Phuong Dai's account a total of 4 times with the amount of VND 225,000,000 (Two hundred and twenty five million VND) with 3 banks.


Losing money because of being called to report a crime

Previously, in June 2019, there was also an incident that caused the victim to receive bitter results because of very sophisticated scams. On May 16, 2019, during lunch break, Mr. Nguyen Nhut (SN 1984, District 12, Ho Chi Minh City) kept receiving calls.


Opening the phone, he was informed by a caller claiming to be an employee of the Hanoi Post Office that he had a parcel sent by the Hanoi Police. The above announcement made Mr. Nhut somewhat bewildered because the parcel sent by the police was probably not a good thing. After that, the server owner pondered and reassured himself that they must have the wrong phone?


Thought the story was over, more than an hour later a strange number called Nhat's phone again. The other end of the line claimed to be the Hanoi Police who were investigating a case related to online gambling and announced that Nhut was involved in this serious case.


While Mr. Nhut was bewildered, this person added: "I will let you see an official to understand better". The person who spoke next to Mr. Nhut was a woman, claiming to be the secretary of the Hanoi Court, who said she was handling an online gambling case, in which many subjects declared that Mr. Nhut was involved. out of the law. Suddenly becoming a criminal, Nhut couldn't help but worry and hastily justify. After Nhut finished saying a few things, the "court clerk" asked him to provide his full name, identification number and bank account code.


Being confused and not smart enough to identify the incident, Nhut just provided his full name, identification number and bank card code. Having obtained the basic information, the "court clerk" made a few promises and then hung up.


A few minutes later, Nhut's phone had a message, when he opened it to check, he received the content: Sacombank's switchboard informed that his account had been deducted from all 85 million VND available.


Faced with this situation, the Ministry of Public Security advises people to be vigilant. When detecting an incident, you can report it to the nearest police agency.

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