Chinese prosecutors crack down on telecommunications and network fraud crimes: severely punish industry "inner ghosts" and professional gangs

  China News Agency, Beijing, April 21 (Reporter Zhang Su) The reporter learned from the Supreme People's Procuratorate of China on the 21st that the prosecutors will severely punish the "inner ghosts" and professional gangs in the industry when cracking down on the crime of telecommunication and network fraud.

  On the same day, the Supreme People's Procuratorate released 10 typical cases of cracking down on telecommunications network fraud and related crimes, of which 5 were telecommunications and network fraud crimes, and 5 were related to network black property crimes.

  It is known that in 2021, Chinese prosecutors will prosecute nearly 40,000 people for telecom and network fraud crimes, and 129,000 people for helping information network crimes.

The person in charge of the Fourth Procuratorate of the Supreme People's Procuratorate said the case was released to warn criminals, guide the public, and promote social governance.

  The person in charge summed up the main characteristics of the current telecommunication and network fraud crimes as "wide scope, new means and deep harm".

For example, in this batch of typical cases, Liu Moufeng and other 37 criminals in the fraud case used the name of forming online game couples to lure players into high-value recharges to defraud money, which is a new type of "game trust" fraud method.

  In the case of "Xu and other 6 people infringing on citizens' personal information", the agents of the telecommunications department and the personnel of the labor service company colluded with each other, took advantage of the convenience of work, illegally collected the ID cards and face recognition information of migrant workers to activate the mobile phone card, and were used in telecommunications network fraud.

According to statistics, in 2021, prosecutors will prosecute more than 9,800 people for crimes against citizens' personal information, a year-on-year increase of 64%.

  "Citizens' personal information has become the 'basic material' for telecommunication and network fraud crimes," said the person in charge of the Fourth Procuratorate of the Supreme People's Procuratorate. Industry "ghosts" and professional gangs will be severely punished as the focus.

  At the same time, the prosecutor reminded the public not to covet petty profits, not to follow bad Internet culture, and not to believe in "frontier concept technology", and to build an "anti-fraud wall" in everyone's heart.

  It is reported that the Supreme People's Procuratorate has also issued the implementation plan of the national procuratorate's special action to crack down on pension fraud, which clearly states that it is necessary to severely crack down on pension fraud crimes in accordance with the law, increase prosecution efforts, and focus on punishment to provide "elderly care services", invest in "elderly care projects", Various crimes against the lawful rights and interests of the elderly committed in the name of selling "elderly care products", claiming to "use housing for the elderly", acting as an agent for "endowment insurance", and carrying out "endowment assistance".