June 26, 2018

The global Mandarin robocall scam


“Mandarin robocalls are flooding U.S. cities” says the South China Morning Post, in the latest report of a global scam that targets PRC citizens abroad. The basic setup seems to be the same in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand: robocalls targeting Chinese speakers claim to be from Chinese consulates and says there is an urgent message or some kind of trouble. People who fall victim to the con end up handing over their bank details.

See also:

Scam calls target Chinese-Vancouverites, demanding personal details and money (Canada)

Been getting voicemails in Mandarin left on your phone? Here’s what to do(Australia)

,Scammers impersonate the Chinese Consulate (U.S.)

Been receiving phone calls from a stranger speaking Mandarin? It's a scam: here's what to do (New Zealand)

—Jeremy Goldkorn

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