Victoria Plolice 通告
Victoria Police is urging international students, in Melbourne to be aware of a scam that targets victims via mobile phone contact and through social media networks such as WeChat and WhatsApp.
Victoria Police 现敦促墨尔本国际学生注意防范通过手机以及 WeChat 和 WhatsApp 等社交媒体网络的诈骗行为。
Police in Melbourne are aware of several recent cases where students have lost substantial amounts of money to callers who pretend to be officials from the Chinese Government or Chinese police since late 2017.
墨尔本警方获悉最近已发生数起此类诈骗案件。自 2017 年底，电信诈骗者谎称是中国政府官员或中国警方进行诈骗，致使多名学生受骗，损失金额巨大。
The scam has already been reported worldwide and involves callers telling students they have been implicated in a crime and threaten to arrest or deport them if they don’t pay large sums of money.
In these cases, the callers use numbers that students know to be numbers from the Chinese Embassy or the Consulate-General.
In some instances, the number is an internet generated number and may be consistent with the number listed for the police station in China, despite being false.
One case in particular, involved a female international student from China who was targeted by fraudulent callers.
In this instance the callers, who claimed to be Chinese government officials, contacted the victim via email and We Chat. The callers told the victim her credit card details had been used for money laundering and that her family in China were in danger. They then asked the victim to stop contacting her family and friends until the matters were resolved. She was then instructed to send bank account details and photos to the scammers to verify her physical features, as proof that she was not connected to the money laundering.
在这起案件中，自称是中国政府官员的来电者通过电子邮件和 WeChat 联系了受害者， 称受害者的信用卡资料被用于洗黑钱，而其在中国的家人安全受到危险。随后，他们要求受害者停止与家人和朋友联系，直到问题得到解决。随后，诈骗犯要求她发送银行账户信息和照片， 以核实她的身体特征，作为她与洗钱无关的证据。
At the same time the scammers have contacted the victim’s family in China saying that she had been kidnapped, threatening to harm the victim if the money was not transferred to a bank account in China.
The Chinese Embassy and the Chinese Consulate-General have confirmed they would never call Chinese citizens requesting personal information, such as bank account information or passport details.
Police want the public to be vigilant if contacted by any person claiming to be a Chinese government official, and never transfer any money or provide personal details to anyone who requests it over the phone unless you made the call yourself.
To help with the investigation, Victoria Police is also encouraging students to take screen shots of the messages delivered on the social media channels and retain phone call records.
为协助调查工作，Victoria Police 也鼓励学生截屏保存社交媒体上的讯息，并保留电话记录。
If you think you have been the victim of a scam, please contact police at your local police station.
For advice on scams, visit the Scamwatch website, which has information about scams in Chinese languages.
有关应对诈骗的建议，请访问 Scamwatch 网站，了解有关诈骗的中文信息。
If you have relevant information and wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
如果你有相关信息并希望保持匿名，可以拨打 1800333000 联系 Crime Stoppers。
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