Law & Policy

Beijing Police Deal With SMS Fraud

The Beijing police have created a "fast response system" to be used when criminals use SMS to cheat banks and their customers.

The police say that the system can be used in cooperation with the police departments of other provinces and it has worked out a series of measures in joint efforts with banks and telecom operators.

In recent months thieves have been using phishing techniques to get passwords and account numbers from mobile phone users through SMS. A thief will commonly send a text message to a random number asking for the receiver's bank details. Thinking that the message came from the bank, the receiver will sometimes provide the thief with enough information for the thief to get into the bank account and take the receiver's money.

Local media report that the police have already closed one hundred telephone numbers that have come under suspicion for being originating points for phishing attacks.

Beijing Mobile says that it will release warning messages via its 1860 message center, and once a suspicious telephone number is identified, it will be closed.

Beijing Tietong also says that it will close a telephone number within one hour following a police report.

21 Comments

  1. Hello gentlemen: I want to know if it is possible that you help me a little in order to be able to denounce by means of you a fraud by Internet that committed a company of Beijing against me. In case you are not indicated to try to locate the involved ones in these frauds by Internet, ┬┐Can you do to me the favor of giving me the e-mail of the office in charge? . By now I omit the name of the company.I have the e-mails and all the necessary information to capture the swindlers. I wait for your valuable answer soon.Gerardo.

  2. I ordered from a Chinese web shop, "see contact informations below" a lap top with price tag of euro 500 + 50 eu shipment + 20 for insurance, total 570 eu and after I made the bank transfer to: 4100 100 0188 0525878
    they reply that they need me to transfer another 200 eu for tax which they never mention before and even before I give them my address, any way I told them to send my money back or some goods of the same value with the so called tax they where talking about so after many discussions the only answer i got from them is "send the money"
    I really believe that I been scam big time out of my money, because I have done business with other chinese web site before and they have been most helpful and professional,
    now when this think happens put's all those serious company in a bad light and scare people to do business in China

    Is my hope with all the informations i provide below you can pass it on to the proper authorities or send me the contacts and I'll contact them my self.

    Please see below the contact informations of the scammers:
    Bank of China acc n.
    names: the boss David and Sara the sale person or at least that what they say are there names
    CO.: buyhot
    Name: sara
    TQ: 8352685
    http://www.buy-hot.com
    Address: NO. 102 Haijingkeji ChaoYang District BeiJing China
    TEL:0086-1366-3248364
    MSN : [email protected]
    EmaiL: [email protected]
    [email protected]

    best regards
    Aldo

  3. Just happened same thing to us. We ordered Play station MP3 from A0BCC and WE DID PAY 209$ ( = 178$ item price +30$ post charge) to SERA from A0BBC . And now no one has been answered us .
    Pls kindly advise us, how we can contact them or how we complain them ?????
    Because we can not reach them from above tel number 0086 1366 3248364. When we call this number , there is a telesecretary message everytime , one one dial.

    Waiting for your kindly help .
    Pls somebody help us for this situation.

  4. These guys are cheats and crooks they use the websites buy-hot.com and shop-2009.com and use spam to get the contact details in mailboxes and send promotional emails using email addresses of genuine people you know. Never send your money to them. I was actually intending to buy something from them but I did research and came across this website which confirmed my suspicions. There must be a way for the police to trap these people – can't someone at the police send them money via Western Union and capture the person who collects the money? Thatis the best way to stop these fraudsters and save people of their hard earned cash.

  5. hi there i am posting from a far away place ( romania ) just to tell you that shop-2009.com is a true art scam

    if u pay them they will never ever send you the goods
    please in the future when you want to buy from websites look at the Logo of the company that is protected by a SSL security certificate

    if that company dosent own such certificate its a 99,9% fake website.Please keep in mind that the scammers are changing like you do..so beware and keep a sharp look.

  6. Thanks to you all!! I made an order today because my friend sent an email to me about mall-2009.com . I placed an order and waited for 2 days with no invoice for total payment and instructions. I searched the website as well and there was absolutely no information of value. The link for the instant chat with sales rep didn't work. So I looked on the contact details and realized that there was an msn messenger contact. I got on and sure enough, Judy was online.

    So we go back and forth for about an hour! My time 7am, her time 10pm. It was so difficult to get straight answers to my questions. But when it came to money, I got fast answers about how to pay and where. I asked how long they have been in business…she said 1 year. CLEARLY, FROM WHAT I SEE HERE THIS IS A LIE. They were pushy too. Kept asking me what time I was going to pay. Never heard any business ask a question like that. Then told me that businesses will close because of the Chinese holiday 10/1. (That part is true). So, I grew suspicious, and asked to pay by Paypal. She said they don't take it (even though they clearly advertise it on the site). Uncomfortable with a $2000 order, I went ahead and cancelled most of it and asked for to purchase a sample. It was still $500 but I figured it was less risky. She tried to convince me to trust her…but I just had a bad feeling. I went ahead and Western Union it to her because she kept pushing.

    So here we are many hours later and I decided to google the address of the company. Low and behold I come across THIS site and find out they have been conning people for YEARS!. My heart sank. I just called Western Union and thank God, they did not go and pick up the money yet. I promptly cancelled my order. Also, just to let you guys know…I don't think the person is female at all. They do that just so you trust them more.

    DO NOT PURCHASE FROM MALL-2009.COM. I cannot believe these people are still scamming!! Where is the police? They are still using the same address as well! Just different names. Thanks so much for saving me from a really bad decision.

  7. Hi ,i am looking forward for your help as i paid someone on the internet through the bank transfer operating from beijing as a company called [email protected] . i paid them 402 euros. for a camera which i did not received yet. i am very desperate and seeking for your help.The details for the person is as follows . mr guo quing zhao no. 8 ya bao road chao yang district beijing china .i have his bank acc. number and tel no. is 400 777 0820-3399 address of supposed company no. 108 zhongg yancun street haidian strict beijing china.please help me out or give me other alternatives i will be very grateful to your co. thanks lot. you can contact me on 353860730318

  8. I have been victimised by the lhwje.com,
    I transfered them money but they have never sent me the my required product (Nokia Cell. Phone)
    Can anyone tell some way out???

  9. this website seems to be the same thief playing around…

    (1)BANK NAME:BANK OF CHINA NANYANG BRANCH HENAN PROVINCE P.R.CHINA
    (2)BANK ADDRESS:NO.89 of Industrial Road, NanYang HeNan China
    (3)A/C account name:
    first name: Xiu Duo
    Last name: Kang
    (4)Bank Number: 628573020001526
    (5)SWIFT CODE: BKCHCNBJ530
    (6)Zip: 473000(Postal Code)

  10. I think anything you can do in the area ensuring accountabilty in the area of the internet is well needed. I also think that your task is very complex given the "international law" and how it should apply to the internet.

    There are many yuen, rmb, euro, us, ca about in so many economies and the movement of these funds is critical.

    I am glad to see your actions and patience in the this matter as it unfolds and will have such effect on all of us.

    alex

  11. New name is CASHEB.COM and site is still active……and I have more information about the person as she provide me details to send money…….here I want to know if police want to trace this person can do one thing, is to contact western union and when that person will come to collect money arrest him or her.
    Please provide me some info if you have about to whom I need to contact in China police, who can take care of this.
    Thank you

  12. i tranfer 360 dolars to the company (tobizbuy.com),was a victim of fraud, I never gave my phone

    1.Bank name?Bank of China Beijing Branch
    2.Address:No.8-E Goodwill Garden B XuanWu District Beijing , 100021, China
    3.City:Beijing
    4.Country: China
    5.Beneficiary name: Xiao Dan zhou
    (First name:Xiao Dan Last name: Zhou)
    6.Beneficiary A/C NO. 4340103-0188-091748-2

  13. Bank transfer
    -Bank name:Bank of China
    -Address:NO.8, Ya bao Road,Chao yang district ,beijing., China
    -A/C holder's name: Guo Qing Zhao
    -A/C No.:4140300-0188-078115-8
    -Swift code: BKCH CN BJ 110
    -IBAN: BKCH CN BJ 110

    C

  14. I too recently purchased a tv from mpamazon. was told to western union my payment to bing chun liao in shanghai china. never received my tv or any response to the numerous emails i sent. I have noticed this website is up one day and down the next. I live in the usa and do not know who to contact in china to make a complaint. any help would be greatly appreciated. They are also using an email address of [email protected]

  15. I bought products on a well organised and recognised website very known in China but have refused to send the products to me. Over 6 months I have been emailing them but no supply of the items I bought has been done.
    The address of the company is 6F Dimeng Commercial Building No.3-2, Hua Yuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing, China 100191.
    Their website address dhgate.com The name of the seller as known by dhgate is Lucylee who contact details they have refused to give me but they have been contacting the seller.
    The actual payment was released to the seller by dhgate company who should be held responsible as well.
    Thanks for your help in this matter.
    Sincerely yours,
    James Obeng

  16. Dear Sir,
    I am a victim of fraud from a commercial company stationed in Beijing. I would like to know if a public service exists in english that deals with fraud of exportation companies. I have the bank information of this company and hope you or another Beijing service can do something about it. Cheers.

  17. I have placed an order for electronics products and i paid it through transfer bank After they have received my payment they told me that they have sent the parcel through UPS. They gave me the tracking number which was not displayed in UPS website and after that i contacted the UPS customer service they told me the tracking number is wrong. when I checked the website of company online i found many buyers are complaining of the same problem and the seller was swindler. I inform you that I have the name and the account of the seller and his Email and all messages he sent to my Email. Also I can give you all informations you need it.
    My question Is there a way to recover my money?
    Please, May you help me ?

    Best regards

  18. We payed a chinese furniture factory "Forbes Chair Hongkong" over $10000 for various furniture items. This was in April. IN October we cancelled the orders..we never received the goods nor our money back, The owner ignores our requests and seems to know that the Shenzhen police will do nothing.
    Our friend went to the Shenzhen police and was told that they cant do anything..we must report it at the Chinese embassy in the USA. The Chinese embassy in the USA has not replied to 4 email requests..There is no phone number available other than for Visas.
    Buyers should beware about dealing with chinese companies.

  19. this is from a chat line from admitsite that is scamming me and will not refund money.It was my own stupid falt for sending money overseas.Need some info on who to contact to stop this from happining to other people.
    the site is
    Address: No.35 Bei Tai Ping Zhuang Rd Haidian District Beijing China:[email protected]
    Email:[email protected]

    17:32:59
    Hello, Can I help you?

    I 17:33:27
    YES still wondering ABOUT MY ORDER 20130527200314

    I 17:34:33
    BEEN A WEEK NOW STILL NO TRACKING NUMBER

    7:34:43
    you have to pay tax .then you can get you order

    I 17:35:47
    WHAT TAX???????? WHEN I BOUGHT ITEM YOU GAVE ME PRICE OF 289 FOR THE IPAD

    17:36:29
    your order detained in cutsoms now .so you have to pay tax .then you can get your order

    I 17:37:42
    WHY IS IT DETAINED IN COUSTOMS YOU NEVER SAID ANTHING ABOUT THAT

    17:38:33
    i have sent email to you already .but no reply .the product price less than China market .so they detained in cutsoms and charge tax

    I 17:39:34
    THATS A RIP OFF WHO DO i HAVE TO PAY TAX TOO

    I 17:44:09

    17:44:40
    i said are real

    17:45:00
    you can send tax to same account .then we can solve the problem

    I 17:46:16
    HOW CAN YOU SOLVE PROBLEM WHEN THEY ARE AT CUSTOMS

    17:47:59
    when we send tax to customs .they will release your order to you

    I 17:49:08
    DO YOU DO THIS TO ALL COUSTOMERS OR JUST ONES FROM THE UNITED STATES

    17:49:28
    every customers have to pay tax

    I 17:50:27
    WHY THEN WAS I NOT INFORMED OF THIS WHEN YOU SENT ME TOTAL FOR MY ITEM

    17:50:58
    that is new regulation .we couldn't know it early

    I 17:51:58
    WHEN DIDTHIS REGULATON COME INTO EFFECT?

    17:53:41
    2th

    I 17:55:00
    I'M NOT TRYING TO GIVE YOU A HARD TIMEJUS WANT TO KNOW WHY YOUR CHARGING ME MORE THAN ORIGINAL PRICE

    the customs charge more tax .that is not our problem .after you pay tax .they can release your order

    17:56:02
    i have sent email to you long time ago

    I 17:56:47
    NEVER RECEIVED IT HOW MUCH IS THISTAX

    17:57:09
    140$

    I 17:57:35
    YOU MEAN 14.00

    17:57:56
    140$

    17:58:37
    and today is the last day you have to pay tax .can you pay tax today ?

    I 17:59:25
    289 + 140 HELL I CAN GET IT CHEAPER IN THE US FOR THAT

    18:00:07
    but we will send free gift to you

    18:00:18
    and that is not our problem .the customs ask tax

    18:00:38
    i have sent email to you .but no one reply .i think you don't want your order anymore

    I 18:00:49
    DON'T NEED FREE GIFT

    18:00:59
    if you can't pay tax in time .you can't get your order and money anymore

    18:02:11
    if you don't want to get free gift .you have to pay tax still

    18:02:21
    the customs charge tax .it is not our problem

    I 18:02:28
    SO YOU KEEP MY MONEY AND CUSTOMS KEEPS MY IPAD AND FREE GIFT

    18:02:49
    yes

  20. hi get these email as i sell a car in australia been offered full price and then offered extra $950 to pay this person in beijing his name suppose to be bill don then i got a email saying he pay full price ask my name address and all i was shocked to say local police need to know this info straight away to catch these people but paypal told me there a scam he said he a engineer at bermuda queensland in the navy then i got his number also but cannot reach it but also his name now is jianbing he address gong ti bei lu city beijing zip 100024 china this has to be stop there and they need to be jailed as life is life in china thx

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