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'Woman' detained for swindling $3.2 million

Updated: 2014-07-24 06:34

(China Daily)

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Woman suspected in 900,000 yuan swindle

A woman was arrested on suspicion of swindling a German company out of 900,000 yuan ($145,000) after stealing the seal and CEO signature of a garment-trading company in Xiangyang, Hubei province. Chutian Metropolis Daily reported on Thursday that the 42-year-old woman, surnamed Liu, and a foreigner she was living with sent the German company a fake invoice in 2013. Liu got 60,000 yuan and the rest was taken by the foreigner, whom police are now seeking.

Sex used in 1.23m yuan fraud

A woman in Xuchang, Henan allegedly cheated a man out of 1.23 million yuan ($196,900) by disguising herself as a college student and asking for money after claiming she had had a miscarriage, Dahe Daily reported. The woman, surnamed Han, 19, met a man surnamed Suo in June 2012, had sex with him on their first meeting and received 1,000 yuan, the report said. She later gave a series of false reasons to allegedly cheat him out of money. Han will stand trial soon

'Woman' detained for swindling $3.2 million

Hacker swindles woman out of 80,000 yuan

A woman in Luzhou, Sichuan province, was cheated out of 80,000 yuan ($13,000) by a hacker who had pretended to be her son online, Western China Metropolis Daily reported on March 17.

While surfing the Internet at home on Nov 23, Yu got a message from what she believed was the QQ instant-messaging account of her son, who is studying abroad. The person on the fake account chatted with her about familiar subjects before asking for money to pay for a class in foreign-language skills.