An Elderly Woman Was Scammed for $1.26 Million N.T., This Time, She’d Used Money Offered to the Deceased, to Lure the Scammers Out

Taking the BAIT here, from the Newspapers, translated…

An elderly woman, Huang had lost 1.26 million dollars to scam artists at the beginning of the month, and the scam artists tried it again, the police were called, and decided to let it play out, had Huang taken the money offerings to the deceased to meet up with the scammers, yesterday, they were able to successfully arrest Chen and Dai, who were both drivers for the scam ring.

The police found, that this particular scam ring used the name of Kaohsiung District Attorney’s Office, on the 2nd, they’d called Huang up, told her that someone had used her bank accounts for scams, and was about to get put on ice by the banks, that she must transfer all of her savings into an account for the sake of surveillance, and after they’d checked to see, that she’s uninvolved, then, the money will be returned to her, but because they were chasing the leads secretively, if she’d told anybody of this, she will be charged with disclosing of privacy matters.

Huang had withdrawn a total of $1.26 million N.T.s, the workers at the post office felt that something wasn’t right, they’d notified the police, but it was already too late, and so, the patrol officers can only remind her, that if the person called back again, to tell him that she still had a million dollars in savings left, and immediately call them up.

Out of her expectation, the scammers called again yesterday morn, Huang followed the words of the police, took the paper money offered to the deceased, next to San-Jia Elementary School to meet, waited until Chen and Dai, the drivers came to pick up the cash, the officers who were ambushing came out, and successfully, subdued the two men.

The two suspects claimed that they’d found the ads on the papers, that they didn’t know each other, Chen applied for the position of a driver, and Dai, as a deliveryman, and each trip they’d get paid $5,000N.T., after the inquiries, the police booked both men on fraud charges.

And so, this, is how easily the elderly were scammed, but gladly, the police were there, the second time the scammers called, and that just shows, how older people are targeted, because of how vulnerable, how gullible they are.

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