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Massive fund disappearance from bank account under investigation

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Ministry of Public Security (MPS) and local law enforcement agencies are conducting an investigation into a high-profile case in which the government leader of Nhon Trach District, Dong Nai Province, has lost up to VND170 billion (equivalent to nearly US$6.8 million) in her bank account.

Speaking at a news briefing in Hanoi today, March 26, Major General To Cao Lanh, deputy head of the Criminal Police Department at the MPS, said legal proceedings had been launched against the case.

Major General Le Minh Manh, deputy head of the Department of Cybersecurity and High-Tech Crime Prevention at the MPS, said that although online fraud is not uncommon, it has become increasingly sophisticated.

In the past, law enforcement agencies primarily focused on combating crimes on social media. However, new applications used for fraudulent activities have mushroomed.

Local news reports said a high-tech criminal gang had contacted and persuaded Nguyen Thi Giang Huong, chairwoman of Nhon Trach District People’s Committee, to open a bank account and she reportedly mobilized money from relatives and friends and deposited it in this account.

Then the gang used fraudulent methods to withdraw up to VND170 billion from the bank account.

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