Imagine that you receive a message from an unfamiliar number, saying “Congratulations! You’ve won a big prize. Please visit www. ×××.××× to receive the prize!” Out of curiosity, you click the link, finding nothing. And soon you are told by the bank that you have suffered identity theft on your credit card and lost your life savings...
Sorry to tell you that you are a victim of telecommunication fraud. The criminal gang may even disguise themselves as your superiors, employees of telecommunication enterprises or even police to defraud your trust first and then, your money.
Well, the following principles will help you avoid falling into the trap:
1.Once you get the phone calls from an unfamiliar number about bank card, winning prizes, or from a public officer, just hang up;
2.Once you receive a message with website links, just ignore it;
3.Pay more attention to alerts posted by the Guangdong Public Security;
4.If you have fallen into the trap unfortunately, please call 110 for police at once and there will be staff speaking English at your service.
Besides, in order to combat increasing telecommunication fraud and cyber crime, Guangdong Provincial Public Security Department has established the Guangdong Center for Combating Telecommunication Fraud and Cyber Crime recently.
Li Chunsheng, Vice Governor of Guangdong official launched the center (Photo/, Guangdong Provincial Public Security Department)
Li Chunsheng, Vice Governor of Guangdong pointed out that the establishment of the center marks a milestone for fighting against telecommunication fraud and cyber crime.
Li emphasized that Guangdong police should strengthen the investigation on combating telecommunication fraud, while block up the source of crime. Moreover, the awareness of fraud prevention should be promoted in advance.
The new center will enhance cooperation with telecommunication enterprises (China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom etc.), banks (ICBC, BOC, ABC and CCB etc.) and internet enterprises (Tencent, Alibaba etc.) to combat telecommunication fraud. It is learned that the banks and enterprises have been invited to work in the center as to increase efficiency in case handling.
According to Guangdong Provincial Public Security Department, data show that from January to August, the total number of telecommunication frauds in Guangdong province has decreased by 31% and masses loss decreased by 29% year on year. More than 4,800 cases have been solved , up 70% year on year. More than 5,100 suspects have been held in custody, a growth of 181.1%.
According to Lin Weixiong, Head of Guangdong Criminal Investigation Department, as soon as cases of prefecture-level cities are reported to the center’s system, banks involved will start to check the financial flow or even freeze the accounts. And meanwhile, related telecommunication enterprises will assist the Network Security Police to track the telephone number.
This year, Guangdong’s public security organs have successfully seized over 286 suspects in 9 international manhunts in Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Armenia. Over 1,190 suspects have been arrested in 4 trans-regional actions in Shenzhen, Foshan and Dongguang. More than 570 suspects and 150 criminal teams have been seized in fights against crimes violating citizens’ private information. 120 base station teams have been arrested with 670 suspects being held in custody.