Two Chinese suspects were arrested for swindling Posts
Two Chinese men from San Gabriel, Du Mingyang and Zhao Ocean were arrested at the Starbucks at Atlantic Boulevard and Valley Boulevard in Alhambra for stealing identity, check swindling, and providing false identification information to the police, World Journal Reports.
According to World Journal reporter Luo Shuxian, the suspects advertised themselves for helping to apply “fast loan” and “fast cash” for those in urgent need of money. After obtaining the victims’ personal information, bank account number, check, and password, the swindlers withdrew money from the victims’ bank account using checks
Monterey Park Police Department speaker Carrie Mazeline says that in the current economic situation residents are facing more financial pressure. However, they should be careful about releasing personal information when seeking loan and financial assistance. As lawyer Deng Hong points out, those who fall into difficult financial situation due to gambling and unemployment are usually the easy targets for check fraud. Some Chinese sold their passport and social security number for thousands of dollars to the criminals who use this personal information to commit crimes.
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