On january 10th the macau judicial police said 119 cases of telephone fraud had been opened in 2019 involving a total of more than 24 million yuan (macau, the same below). \"Guess who I am\" and \"fake government officials\" remain the most common fraud, accounting for nearly 90%. In addition, in 2019, there were 62 cases and 91 cases, respectively, with a year-on-year increase of 87% and more than twofold.
Almost 98 per cent of victims of all phone frauds in 2019 reported losses, about 82 per cent of them due to \"fake government officials\" phone fraud, and \"guess who I am\" accounted for 16 per cent, according to Macau's police chief. Two thirds of the victims were locals, down about 10 percent from 2018.
“"Guess who I am "Fraud into 60 project surveys, a decrease of seven from 2018, such fraud has been on the rise in recent years, and has become the most common type of telephone fraud in Macao in 2019, claiming a total loss of more than 4 million yuan (Macau yuan, the same below), and that middle-aged people are prone to" winning ".
The “filed 54 investigations into fake government officials, claiming a total loss of about 20 million yuan, up more than 20 per cent from 2018. More than half of the victims were students.Of the 30 students,24 were college students, nearly 45% were from the Mainland, and some lost more than $1 million. Another 5" fake online shopping platform or bank staff "fraud, is a new type of telephone fraud.
Mr. Xue noted that the police attached great importance to this, and held 16 lectures on \"beware of telephone fraud\" in 2019, and explained to more than 4000 students the modus operandi and prevention methods of such fraud, and adopted more close to the living habits and language culture of the victims to attract them to pay more attention to the anti-fraud information.
In 2017, the Macao police set up an anti-fraud linkage mechanism to continue to operate efficiently, further deepening cooperation with Guangdong and Hong Kong in the emergency stop payment, interception of stolen money and other aspects in 2019, six successful stop cases, involving 1.76 million yuan, effectively recover the victims'losses.
In 2019, there were 62 cases of online love and 91 cases of pornographic service scams. In addition to putting up a crime prevention alert in a conspicuous place in the bank, the Police set up a \"Online Fraud Prevention Workshop\" for practitioners to identify potential victims and advise them to stop transfers.
In 2019, with the assistance of the banking industry, the police successfully persuaded 14 remittance scams. At the same time, the cross-border co-operation in the prevention and control of cyber fraud has also played a significant role, successfully disintegrating a huge international online fraud syndicate by the end of the year. In response to the pornographic service trap fraud, the police with convenience stores, point card companies to launch a crime warning.
Because fraud traps are everywhere, there are more indications that fraudsters will analyze the psychological needs of their targets and tailor the fraud script. The Macao Police Department has reminded the public to keep an eye on crime prevention information and do a good job of personal data protection in order to see through the scheme.