A letter to the overseas Chinese students
from Lucheng, Wenzhou
Dear overseas Chinese students,
At present, the new types of crimes rampantly emerge in telecommunications network field. A variety of fraud cases occur frequently. Fraud tactics are constantly updated. And the victims suffer huge losses. Recently, criminals have targeted the overseas Chinese community, setting up various traps to defraud students of their trust and entice students into transferring money to them. It is reported that many overseas Chinese students have been deceived. What's worse, some students have even been defrauded of millions of yuan. How distressed it is! ! For the safety of your property, please read the following notes carefully to enhance your awareness and ability to see through the fraud means.
1. In case that you receive such a call, the other party on the phone claims to be a staff member of Chinese embassy or consulate abroad, domestic public security organs, courier company, telecommunications company, etc., and tells you that you have important letters, documents or packages to collect, then requires you to provide personal information for verifying your identity. Next, the other party declares that your letter, documents, or the contents of the package are involved in a crime case. He actively proposes to "assist" you by transferring the call to the domestic "police bureau" and "procuratorial organs" (actually fake calls) to clarify your position. These are all scam calls. Please don’t trust them.
2. Do not disclose your name, address, family situation, bank account, BRP and other personal information to strangers on the phone. In case of receiving a stranger call that asks you "don't contact family and friends to ensure their safety", or puts forward other unreasonable requests, you must stay alert.
3. Don’t panic when you receive similar calls. After hanging up, you can contact the Chinese embassy or consulate in the local area or the Global Consular Protection and Service Emergency Call Center of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hotline:12308) to do the verification. If you are unfortunately deceived, you must promptly communicate with the Chinese embassy in the local area, the staff of the international office of your university, and your close relatives in China in time to avoid greater losses.
Finally, please keep firmly in mind: Calm down and think twice in case of receiving these sorts of calls, please do the verification at first!
Wenzhou Public Security Bureau, Lucheng Sub-bureau
Lucheng District Returned Overseas Chinese Association
Wenzhou Overseas Media Center
December 7, 2021