There are local media refers to its Chinese students at the University of Toronto. On the morning of November 10, police said the 16-year-old boy Ke Xu (transliteration "permission") disappeared from the 9th morning. Police later released the news, saying they believed the two were victims of fraud involving Chinese students.
On the evening of October 10, police announced that Yue Liu, a 17-year-old girl, had disappeared in the morning on the same day and was believed to be the victim of the same type of fraud. Police also urge the public to help track down.
Police disclosed that such frauds are characterized by strangers calling for hiding of victims after they call or that their families in China may be harmed and that victims should not be allowed to use social media and mobile phones. After that, the liars will contact the students' family members in China, claiming that their children have been kidnapped, and extorting huge ransom.
On the evening of the 11th, the Toronto police said that with the assistance of the people, "Zhang Jianwen" was recovered on the afternoon of that same day. But there is no news for other students who have lost contact.
The Chinese community recently reported that telephone fraud occurred frequently. The reporter himself also received an incoming call from a person who claimed to own "the Chinese Consulate General in Toronto" in mandarin, claiming that there is a mail to be received and reminding of access to manual services. When asked by reporters what is the specific department, the other side hang up the phone. Some callers were also asked to call back the number and found the answerer speaks at a loss. This shows that the caller's call is a "virtual number" or a "fake number."
Chen Zhishan, spokesman for the Chinese Consulate General in Toronto, responded to reporters on the evening of the 11th. Recently, many Chinese citizens have been "missing or abducted" from their territories. Most of the victims are new immigrants or students, with less social experience and less awareness of prevention. In several cases, the suspects faked the name of China Interpol's Ottawa Liaison Office or the Chinese Consulate in Beijing and used technical means to disguise the consular telephone number, claiming that the victim involved a major criminal case or illegally Stranded and threatened to face criminal prosecution or repatriation, intimidating on the basis of "confidentiality of the case", controlling the victim to temporarily go out to avoid and cut off all contact with friends and relatives. In the meantime, the suspects call the families of the victims to lie about their kidnappers, claim huge ransoms and threaten not to call the police.
The Chinese Consulate General in Toronto said that it attaches great importance to the series of fraud cases against Chinese citizens and actively guides and assists the families of the victims to report the case to the police station where the incident occurred. She immediately negotiated with the police to promptly solve the case and rescue the victim and crack down on this Class case. At the same time, the museum has repeatedly issued safety reminders and fraud prevention knowledge through official websites, social platforms and Chinese media channels, and has extensively forwarded relevant information to WeChat groups such as overseas Chinese associations and overseas students associations. It is our hope that all overseas Chinese and students Can see this information, increase vigilance, to avoid being cheated.
This reporter has learned that some Canadian universities in China International Student Organization has issued a warning through the social platform account.
In fact, in response to the high incidence of such cases, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police issued a reminder on the official website earlier. At the end of August this year, in the Chinese-settled Greater Vancouver area, RCMP announced the establishment of a joint task force to co-ordinate the investigation of this series of extortionations. No new reports were received afterwards and three more reported cases were received by mid-October.
The Chinese Consulate General in Vancouver also reminded local Chinese students at the end of October that if any Chinese citizen were involved in any legal case in China, the relevant legal documents will be mailed directly to the Chinese diplomatic establishment without calling to verify any individual Information, especially bank information. (Finish)