Beijing Police have issued an emergency reminder that with the increase of online fraud in recent days, eight online services, including Sina.com, qq.com, ourgame.com and Taobao.com, have become the hangouts for thieves seeking to deceive Chinese netizens.
A representative from Beijing Municipal Public Security Department says that they received more than 2000 reports about online fraud last year and the most common method used by Internet thieves was to tell a user that they had won a lucky draw or become a lucky player to play a game for free. The police said that these cheaters usually cheated users on websites and services like Skype, wegame.com, popkart.tiancity.com, tl.sohu.com, ztgame.com.cn, taobao.com, sina.com and qq.com.
The police said that it was better for netizens to check a company's detailed information before they go for any online transaction with the company.
In addition, many overseas Internet users have complained in recent weeks of non-delivery of goods after they paid for electronics to be delivered via websites based in China. When the buyers then tried to contact the websites, often the website owners did not respond to queries. Some of those websites include ele-brand.com. hoo181.com, and trademallcn.com.