China, travel train scam in Shanghai

Posted on January 21, 2011 • Filed under: China, Internet, Travel Scam

Travels struggling to get home by train for the Spring Festival are being targeted by con artists claiming to be railway staff with a stash of tickets for sale. To reassure wary members of the public, the online adverts say that payment can be made on receipt of tickets.
But city railway police warn that gangs are performing an elaborate scam, impersonating voices and using software that changes the cell phone number appearing on an incoming call, to dupe customers. Read Article

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