pension topic

  Crackdown on pension scams in action across the country

  [Real challenges] In recent years, fraudulent activities under the guise of "elderly care" have continued to increase, disrupting the market, the elderly care industry and financial order, and seriously infringing upon the legitimate property rights and interests of elderly friends

  [Coping strategies] National ministries and commissions launched a special campaign to crack down on pension fraud, which was actively implemented in all provinces and cities; experts reminded that "deception" is also "updated", elderly friends should pay more attention to official information, understand the current types of fraud, communicate more with family members, and report to the police in time or report

  With the rapid arrival of an aging society, the crime of illegal fundraising in my country's elderly care service industry is generally on the rise. , set up traps to deceive the elderly's "pension money".

  How can old friends keep their "money bags"?

Experts believe that, on the one hand, the elderly should improve their awareness of prevention; on the other hand, they should take the initiative to communicate with their family members, relatives and friends, and family members should also pay more attention to elderly friends, and strengthen mission and education not to be absent.

If you encounter elder-related fraud, you can call the 96110 national early warning and discouragement hotline for consultation and reporting.

  National ministries and commissions launch special actions against pension fraud

  On April 8 this year, after the deployment of the national special action to crack down on pension fraud was launched, the national special office and various local departments acted quickly.

The Supreme People's Court issued a notice to deploy the national courts to crack down on pension fraud, and severely punish pension fraud crimes in accordance with the law.

The court will target all kinds of fraud and crimes that infringe upon the legitimate rights and interests of elderly friends in the name of providing "elderly care services" and investing in "elderly care projects".

  Immediately afterwards, the national public security organs' special action deployment meeting to crack down on old-age fraud was held, deploying public security organs at all levels to crack down on illegal and criminal old-age fraud in accordance with the law, and effectively protect the legitimate rights and interests of the elderly; the Ministry of Culture and Tourism organized the cultural and tourism market to crack down on old-age rectification. In the special campaign for fraud, relevant departments in various regions are deployed to identify hidden dangers of pension fraud in areas such as elderly tourism and art business, and strictly investigate illegal business activities that infringe on the rights and interests of elderly friends, such as operating travel agency business without permission and "unreasonable low-cost tours".

  In May of this year, the State Administration for Market Regulation deployed a special campaign to crack down on fraud in the elderly, focusing on rectifying the hidden dangers of fraud in the fields of "food" and "health products" related to the elderly, strengthening market supervision, investigating and punishing illegal business activities such as false propaganda and concentrating efforts. A number of typical cases were investigated and exposed, and a number of illegal enterprises were punished.

During the same period, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development convened a system-wide promotion (video) meeting on the special campaign to crack down on pension fraud, focusing on "rectifying potential fraudulent issues such as false propaganda in the name of pensions in the sale of commercial housing, as well as illegal posting of pension products on urban streets. Propaganda and advertisement behavior” two rectification tasks, investigate and find a number of clues about pension fraud, focus on solving a number of fraud-related problems reported by the masses, and rectify and crack down on relevant institutions and enterprises.

  All provinces and cities actively implement the "three arrows" of propaganda, crackdown and rectification

  In April this year, the half-year national special campaign to crack down on pension fraud was launched. All cities across the country have launched corresponding policies to adhere to the "three arrows" of publicity and education, crackdowns in accordance with the law, and rectification and regulation. The "money bag" of old friends creates a good social environment for them to enjoy a happy old age.

  In Beijing, in April this year, the city's multi-district special action deployment meeting to crack down on pension fraud will be held, which will severely punish a number of pension fraud criminals in accordance with the law, and extend the management of a number of fraud-related problems that infringe on the legitimate rights and interests of elderly friends.

The Beijing Municipal Procuratorate formulated and issued the "Special Action Plan for Beijing Procuratorial Organs to Combat and Remediate Elderly Fraud", set up a special working class to comprehensively sort out the city's elderly-related fraud cases, and completed the work with the Municipal Public Security Bureau, the Municipal Health Commission Aging Office, and the Civil Affairs Bureau. Connect and reach consensus.

At the same time, the Beijing High Court also held a relevant deployment meeting.

In May of this year, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Market Supervision also held a relevant deployment meeting to arrange and rectify the hidden dangers of fraud in the fields of "food" and "health products" related to the elderly, and to investigate and deal with illegal business activities such as false propaganda in accordance with the law.

The Beijing Municipal Bureau of Civil Affairs conducted a comprehensive investigation of 1,285 elderly care institutions and places of care for the elderly.

  Inventory of the implementation measures in various provinces and cities can be found that providing clues by mass reporting is the first step in investigating and punishing violations of laws and regulations.

For example, Shanghai held a relevant deployment meeting to further clarify the requirements for smooth reporting channels and reporting clues, and mobilized the masses to report and expose old-age fraud crimes; Guangdong Province announced the relevant reporting methods to the public, focusing on acceptance and disposal to provide "elderly care services", In the name of investing in "elderly care projects", selling "elderly care products", claiming "housing for the elderly", acting as an agent for "endowment insurance", and carrying out "old-age assistance", they report fraud-related illegal and criminal acts against elderly friends; Henan also externally Announce the reporting methods of relevant pension fraud clues, and destroy a number of pension fraud criminal gangs in accordance with the law, rectify and standardize a number of institutions and enterprises with irregular operations in the pension field and hidden dangers of fraud, and expose a number of typical cases involving pension fraud. Case statement to carry out publicity and education.

  The cultural tourism market has always been an area with high incidence of pension fraud.

Taking Yunnan, a major tourism province, as an example, the Department of Culture and Tourism of the province has launched a half-year special campaign to crack down on pension fraud in the cultural and tourism market, and will focus on the areas of pension, food, health care products, insurance, etc., with the elderly as the mainstay. Target groups, illegal tourism activities organized for the purpose of marketing; strictly investigate the operation of travel agency business without permission, "unreasonable low-cost tours", and propose different contract matters to senior tourists in the same tour group and other tourists. Illegal business behavior of people’s rights and interests; operating forged artworks or pretending to be others’ names, concealing the origin of artworks from consumers or concealing important matters in artwork descriptions, forging and altering artwork source certificates and artwork appraisal and evaluation documents, etc. Illegal business operations that infringe on the rights and interests of the elderly.

  Common pension fraud methods include five types of telecom fraud scams "update" need to be vigilant

  Recently, Liu Dongyue, a policeman from the Lijin Police Station of the Lijin County Public Security Bureau, Dongying City, Shandong Province, who was "popular" on the Internet recently reminded middle-aged and elderly friends that there are roughly five common pension frauds: providing pension services, investing in pension projects, selling health care products, and agency pension insurance. , impersonating an acquaintance to defraud.

It is recommended that middle-aged and elderly friends pay more attention to official information, understand the types of frauds that are frequently occurring at the moment, to overcome the psychology of greed, and to get rid of the idea of ​​"making big money with small money", "taking small losses and taking big advantages" or "getting nothing for nothing".

"When making money out of your own hands, no matter if you can make up your mind or not, you must find your wife, or your children, or your trusted neighbors and friends, inform them of the situation, ask for their opinions, discuss and discuss countermeasures, and you need to call the police. If you are sick, you should go to a regular hospital, buy medicine at a regular pharmacy, don’t be superstitious, and don’t participate in so-called company-provided lectures, free tours, free tea parties, and free visits to company operations, etc. Believe in all kinds of investments with high returns.”

  In addition, it is worth noting that as middle-aged and elderly friends increase their awareness of telecommunications fraud prevention, related scams are also quietly changing.

Hong Hengliang, a policeman from the Center for Combating and Governing New Types of Illegal and Criminal Telecommunication Networks of Xiamen Public Security Bureau, introduced that in the current telecommunication network fraud police situation, the tricks that elderly friends are easily deceived are: making friends and investing, pretending to be customer service, and part-time credit.

  The reason why elderly friends are easily deceived by friends and investment is that, firstly, after they have many opportunities to access the Internet, they are also targeted by criminals while living a convenient life; secondly, as the financial needs of elderly friends increase, their discernment is weak, which also makes criminals target. Molecules have the opportunity to seize the loopholes to defraud.

The criminals even play the family card, targeting elderly friends who lack caring, and after gaining trust through their emotions, they recommend financial products that “make a steady profit without losing money”.

When old friends transfer money and remittances, the scammers disappear immediately; and they are deceived by pretending to be customer service because they are not familiar with the specific claims and refund procedures.

Some elderly friends know how to shop online, but they are not clear about the operation steps for refund and return.

  "There will be no pie in the sky." When faced with attractive investment projects such as "low investment", "high return" and "steady profit without loss", senior friends should strengthen their beliefs and not blindly follow the trend.

Hong Hengliang suggested that in addition to improving the awareness of prevention among the elderly themselves, family members should also pay more attention to their elderly friends.

After receiving fraudulent calls or messages, many elderly victims are easily led by the swindlers and fall into the trap designed by the swindlers step by step.

If the family finds out the abnormal intervention in time, it may be possible to avoid being deceived.

Finally, the Central Politics and Law Commission has opened a reporting channel for "elderly care fraud" on the 12337 intelligent reporting platform. The public can also report clues about issues related to elderly care fraud, crimes, and other related issues through various channels such as the 110 police response platform of the public security or the 96110 national early warning and discouragement line.

  Text/Wang Min

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