Pretending to be post clerks and customs officials to defraud VND 30 billion

VCN – People using social networks and pretending to be post clerks and customs officials to notify about receiving gifts then request fees for receiving gifts to defraud property.
pretending to be post clerks and customs officials to defraud vnd 30 billion
Illutration image. Source: Internet

The PC02 - Phu Tho province police has just cracked down on the international fraud group that defrauded assets on cyberspace up to tens of billion. Previously, in May 2020, the Investigation Police Agency (PC02) of Phu Tho Province Police Department received a letter of denunciation from Nguyen Thi Le Dung who was born in 1955 and permanently residing in Phu Ho commune. TX. Phu Tho, Phu Tho province.

According to the letter, a group of people using social networks to pretend to be postal clerks and customs officials to notify about receiving gifts then request fees payment of receiving gifts. Dung was defrauded a total of 695 million VND by those people.

Through the initial investigation, the police investigation agency found that in April 2019, Thai Ngoc Luu became acquainted with Enenwali Chijioke Collins who was born in 1986 and Nigierian. After a period of acquaintance, Luu married Collins. Then Luu discussed with Collins and let Collins buy an ATM card and ID card and give it to Luu to use. At the same time Collins and his friends who have Nigierian nationality, living in Cambodia and Malaysia used social networks to commit fraud through notifying about receiving gifts then requesting fees to receive the gifts

With the above tricks, from May 2019 up to now, Luu and her accomplices have committed fraud to appropriate property of victims in many provinces and cities in the country with a total of about VND 30 billion.

Through inspection, competent forces seized 138 ATM cards, 42 identity cards and many documents related to the use of social networks to commit fraud.

Through expanding investigation, Thai Ngoc Luu admitted that besides associating with the above foreigners, Luu also discussed and agreed with Nguyen Thi Hong to lie to people to get money. With the above trick, from September 2019 until now, Luu assigned Hong to withdraw about VND 3 billion and Hong was paid more than VND 60 million by Luu.

Based on documents in the case dossier, Phu Tho province Police prosecuted the accused and ordered detention for Thai Ngoc Luu (was born in 1983, residing in Vinh Thinh commune, Hoa Binh district, Bac Lieu province. She currently lives in room 9.05, Thai An apartment building, Trung My Tay ward, District 12) and Nguyen Thi Hong (born in 1987 and residing in Go Vap district, Ho Chi Minh City) for lying to people to get money under Article 174, Criminal Code.

Regarding this issue, Customs authorities have had many warnings about the act of defrauding charges of express delivery service from abroad to Vietnam, even forming a sophisticated fraudulent line. Customs authorities warned people to be alert to this.

Currently, with many types of smartphones which are easy to access social networks - this is fertile ground for criminals to intrude. Foreigners sought to know some Vietnamese women through Facebook. They took advantage of their trust and greed to cheat and promise to give valuable gifts and large sums of money, and then defrauded them of hundreds of millions of VND.

The foreign subject also make fraudulent documents and invoices of delivery, purchase, took a photograph and then sent it to the victims to create trust.

Customs authorities have warned about the above tricks appearing more and more and warning people to be alert when receiving strange calls and messages.

People should immediately notify authorities (Customs, Police) when there were suspicious signs to coordinate and solve. They should not handle by themselves because they could fall into criminal’s trap easily; detecting and immediately notifying competent authorities about suspect objects related to this criminal activity.

By N.Linh/Thanh Thuy

Related News

Warning on the trickery from “ghost” financial company

Warning on the trickery from “ghost” financial company

VCN – HCM City Police have notified on many warnings about subjects using bogus financial company (ghost company) to defraud people of money.

Latest News

Lao Bao Customs arrests a suspect illegally transporting gold worth more than VND2.1 billion

Lao Bao Customs arrests a suspect illegally transporting gold worth more than VND2.1 billion

VCN – A suspect hiding 1,167.08 grams of gold worth more than VND2.1 billion upon entry was arrested by Customs Enforcement Team at Lao Bao International Border Gate, Quang Tri province.
An Giang Customs: Preventing many cases of illegal currency transport and tax fraud

An Giang Customs: Preventing many cases of illegal currency transport and tax fraud

VCN - Many cases of illegal cross-border currency transport and tax fraud have been detected, prevented, and criminally prosecuted by An Giang Customs Department.
An Giang Customs: Preventing many cases of illegal currency transportation and tax fraud

An Giang Customs: Preventing many cases of illegal currency transportation and tax fraud

VCN - Many cases of illegal cross-border currency transportation and tax fraud have been detected, prevented, and criminally prosecuted by An Giang Customs Department.
Customs launches the Campaign on prevention crimes in forestry

Customs launches the Campaign on prevention crimes in forestry

VCN - The ARCADIA campaign on preventing and combating crimes related to the forestry sector is a campaign launched by the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) with the participation of countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The purpose is to detect and prevent illegal logging and trading activities and other crimes related to the forestry sector.

More News

Hanoi Customs takes lead in drugs prevention

Hanoi Customs takes lead in drugs prevention

VCN - “Hanoi Customs Department has create their brand in the fight against drugs”, that was an affirmation of Deputy Director General of Vietnam Customs Hoang Viet Cuong at the conference on preliminarily review the work in the first half of 2024, task deployment in the last six month of 2024 held by Hanoi Customs on July 5th.
HCM City Customs warns on new method of drug trafficking

HCM City Customs warns on new method of drug trafficking

VCN - Through the work of information collection and analysis, the drugs enforcement unit grasped information about a foreign person who was trying to hook up other people in Vietnam to transport drug.
Hanoi Customs detects many sophisticated tricks of hiding drugs

Hanoi Customs detects many sophisticated tricks of hiding drugs

VCN - In the first half of 2024, Hanoi Customs Department has detected and seized 540 kg of drugs, including the largest seizure of drugs transported by air; and discovered sophisticated and complex tricks of illegal drug traffickers.
Tricks of hiding drugs are increasingly sophisticated

Tricks of hiding drugs are increasingly sophisticated

VCN - Methods of hiding drugs are constantly changed to outsmart detection of law enforcement agencies, especially the Customs force at the border gate.
Hanoi Customs discovered and seized 539kg of drugs in the first half of 2024

Hanoi Customs discovered and seized 539kg of drugs in the first half of 2024

VCN - Leaders of Hanoi Customs Department informed at the online conference to preliminarily review the work of the first 6 months of the year, directions and solutions to implement the tasks in the last 6 months of 2024 of the General Department of Vietnam Customs, held on the morning of July 3.
Hai Phong customs warns of new and sophisticated smuggling tricks

Hai Phong customs warns of new and sophisticated smuggling tricks

VCN - At the online conference summarizing the work of the first six months of the year, giving directions and solutions to implement tasks in the last six months of 2024 of the General Department of Customs (July 3), Deputy Director of Hai Phong Customs Department Nguyen Sy Trang shared about the fight against smuggling and illegal transportation of goods across the border in the area.
Vietnam faces challenges of drug-related crimes in “Golden Triangle” area

Vietnam faces challenges of drug-related crimes in “Golden Triangle” area

VCN – Drug-related crimes in the “Golden Triangle” area is still complicated and affect the drug-related crimes in Vietnam.
Quang Nam Customs seizes 48 kg of fireworks

Quang Nam Customs seizes 48 kg of fireworks

VCN – Quang Nam Customs Department has just seized 48 kg of fireworks inside a trailer at Chu Lai port.
Seizing the largest number of drugs ever transported via air

Seizing the largest number of drugs ever transported via air

VCN - The specialized project HP524 established by Hanoi Customs Department in coordination with PC04 – Hanoi Police City and North Hanoi Customs Branch has been closed. The competent force seized 179 kg of synthetic drugs MDMA that was the largest number of drugs ever transported via air.
Read More

Your care

Latest Most read
Lao Bao Customs arrests a suspect illegally transporting gold worth more than VND2.1 billion

Lao Bao Customs arrests a suspect illegally transporting gold worth more than VND2.1 billion

VCN - Lao Bao Border Gate Customs Branch presided over and coordinated with Lao Bao International Border Gate Border Guard Station, Anti-Drug Enforcement Team, Quang Tri Customs Department, and the Anti-Smuggling and Investigation Department (General Depa
An Giang Customs: Preventing many cases of illegal currency transport and tax fraud

An Giang Customs: Preventing many cases of illegal currency transport and tax fraud

VCN - Many cases of illegal cross-border currency transport and tax fraud have been detected, prevented, and criminally prosecuted by An Giang Customs Department.
An Giang Customs: Preventing many cases of illegal currency transportation and tax fraud

An Giang Customs: Preventing many cases of illegal currency transportation and tax fraud

VCN - Many cases of illegal cross-border currency transportation and tax fraud have been detected, prevented, and criminally prosecuted by An Giang Customs Department.
Customs launches the Campaign on prevention crimes in forestry

Customs launches the Campaign on prevention crimes in forestry

The ARCADIA campaign on preventing and combating crimes related to the forestry sector is a campaign launched by the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
Hanoi Customs takes lead in drugs prevention

Hanoi Customs takes lead in drugs prevention

“Hanoi Customs Department has create their brand in the fight against drugs”, that was an affirmation of Deputy Director General of Vietnam Customs Hoang Viet Cuong
Mobile Version