China has sent working groups to Cambodia to fight telecommunications fraud

According to the authorities, the growing trend of telecommunications fraud in recent years has been effectively curbed, but there will still be intense repression, as well as comprehensive management and prevention.

“Cambodia, the Philippines, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, northern Burma and other countries and regions still have a large number of criminal gangs engaging in fraud targeting Chinese citizens,” said Liu.

Last year, the ministry dispatched a number of working groups to Cambodia, the United Arab Emirates, Northern Burma and other key countries and regions to conduct international law enforcement cooperation. Liu said more than 610 suspects have been deported to China from abroad.

An Am investigative team from China’s Ministry of Public Security also operated in the Cambodian Ministry of the Interior to investigate and cooperate with their Cambodian crackdown on internet fraud and online gambling syndicates.

The number of registered fraud cases has declined for nine consecutive months. According to the Ministry of Public Security, police across the country have resolved 394,000 such cases and arrested 634,000 suspects, an increase of 28.5% and 76.6% respectively year-on-year.

The ministry has worked with other judicial and administrative departments to address all aspects of fraud crimes, including people who leave the country to commit crimes and use phone cards and bank cards to carry out fraud, said Du Hangwei, deputy minister of public affairs. security.

“Big Data, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence and other technological measures have been deeply integrated with preventive measures and management to prevent defrauding the public,” Du said.

Over the past year, authorities have helped 61.7 million people avoid fraud in connection with potential telecommunications fraud attempts. They also stepped up countermeasures and established a fast and dynamic mechanism that blocked 1.95 billion fraudulent calls, 2.14 billion text messages, 2.1 million fake domain and website names, and seized 329 billion yuan ($ 51.6 billion) in payments that may have been fraudulent.

Du said public safety authorities vigorously promoted source control and education, and persuaded 210,000 people involved in fraud to return from abroad in the past year. The number of people who have committed crimes against Chinese from abroad has dropped significantly.

He added that stringent exit controls had also been implemented, effectively cutting off border smuggling channels and preventing large numbers of those involved in the scams from attempting to leave China to perpetrate the fraud.

Liu Zhongyi, head of the Crime Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security, said the rapid increase in the number of cases has been successfully contained, but that the telecom fraud situation remains grim and complex, and that intensified repression and comprehensive management should remain.

Fraud in telecommunications networks has become a mainstream crime and a global problem in recent years.

Liu said scam gangs use tailored scripts based on collected personal information to target various groups, covering areas such as fake investment and financial management, online fraudulent loans, and fake customer service.

Liu said the scam gangs are well organized and have a clear division of labor, with group leaders often hiding abroad and under the guise of high-wage recruiting luring and recruiting inexperienced young people to engage in the scams.

Through foreign chat software, group leaders lead people in mainland China to engage in various crimes related to programs such as mobile application production and development, promotion, commercial information, money transfers, and money laundering. Such crimes have the obvious features of international organized crime, he said.

Li Ruiyi, the deputy chief judge of the No. 3 Supreme People’s Court of the Criminal Division, said the courts combine the recovery of human losses with the conduct of the trial, pursuing such cases to ensure timely reimbursement of funds to victims.

Li said the Supreme Court, the Supreme People’s Prosecutor’s Office and the ministry are constantly improving and refining the standards for applying the law to meet the needs of hearing cases.

“We will research and formulate standards of evidence that are tailored to the characteristics and regulations of telecom fraud cases, and further address difficulties in investigating and gathering evidence and identifying such cases,” said Li.

To provide legal support, the Legislative Working Committee of the National People’s Congress accelerates the legislation of the Act on Counteracting Telecommunications and Internet Fraud.

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