Chinese police have cracked 93,000 cases of telecom and Internet fraud till November this year, penalizing 52,000 offenders, China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) said today. The suspects will be handed down harsh penalties, a circular issued by the SPC said. Also Read - Now port your number by just paying Rs 4, TRAI slashes MNP charges
The suspects were involved in fraud leading to suicide or mental illness in victims or their close relatives, impersonation of officers of state organs and organizing or practicing fraud overseas. The suspects also defrauded the disabled, seniors, juveniles, students, or the severely ill, the SPC circular said. Also Read - IMG to suggest measures to ease financial stress on telecom sector this week
They also committed fraud in the name of charity or disaster-relief money Trojan programs and phishing websites, state-run Xinhua news agency reported today.