Chinanews.com, April 21. According to the website of the Chinese Embassy in the Netherlands, in the past two years, many countries including the Netherlands have seen frequent telecommunications fraud cases against Chinese citizens. Almost never stopped, causing spiritual and property losses to some Chinese citizens.
The embassy has issued nearly 10 consular reminders on fraud prevention and fraud.
Judging from the situation in the embassy, the awareness of Chinese citizens in the Netherlands has been significantly improved. The vast majority of the parties were able to see through fraudsters' attempts relatively quickly. However, there were also some lack of awareness of prevention, which led to the fraudsters' repeated successes and continued arrogance.
For this reason, the embassy once again solemnly reminded everyone that it is everyone's responsibility to combat fraud, and to prevent telecommunications fraud, we must not relax for a moment.
1. Strengthen the awareness of prevention and beware of falling into a scam.
If you receive an unfamiliar phone call informing you that "the package has been found prohibited items", "documents or packages have not been picked up", "visa or residence invalidation", "personal information involved", "traffic accident", "child kidnapped", "relatives" Information such as "accidental death" must be vigilant, and the situation must be verified through other channels before processing.
2. Prevent the "renewal" of scams and the "hot spots" of fraudsters.
Scammers pretend to be a wide range of targets and have many deception methods. They can be "DHL Express", "Dutch Immigration Service", "Chinese Embassy in the Netherlands", "Dutch Embassy in China", "A certain domestic public security bureau", etc., may inform The person involved "has an important express delivery that has not been signed", "visa problems", "passport stolen", "involved in a major international financial fraud case", "domestic medical information leakage", "failure to report health status to the embassy in time" and many more.
However, no matter how many scammers use, they will eventually make money.
Please don't trust any phone calls and emails that involve personal financial information, transfer or remittance, etc., and keep the bottom line of not transferring, paying, and not disclosing personal information.
3. Prevent fraudsters from using technical means to disguise caller numbers.
Fraudsters are fully capable of using Internet technology to disguise phone numbers as the numbers of Chinese embassies and consulates abroad or domestic administrative and judicial departments, and they must not be confused by appearances.
4. In particular, we must guard against fraudulent calls pretending to be embassies.
The Chinese Embassy in the Netherlands will not notify Chinese compatriots by telephone that there is a domestic case that needs to be handled, nor will it transfer the parties to the domestic public security department or ask the parties to call back any phone numbers for further contact.
Even if the embassy informs the parties of the above-mentioned emergencies by telephone in an emergency, it will not talk about bank accounts, transfers and other matters.
5. If you receive a suspected fraudulent call, it is recommended not to ignore it or block it. If you are unfortunately deceived, please report to the Dutch police and domestic public security organs immediately. The Dutch police call: 0900-8844 or +31343578844 (call from outside the Netherlands), and the police website: www.politie.nl. China's police number: 110. If you cannot directly report the case to the domestic public security organs, you can report the case through your domestic relatives, dial 110 and ask to be transferred to the anti-telecom network fraud center where the case was reported.Keywords: