HEFEI, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- Police in eastern China's Anhui Province have detained 62 people over a massive telecom fraud, which swindled over 12 million yuan (around 1.77 million U.S. dollars) out of more than 1,30 victims across the country.
Earlier in January 2019, a victim surnamed Qiu reported to the local police in the city of Chuzhou that he had been cheated out about 3,30 yuan by telecom fraud.
After a thorough investigation, police noticed several similar cases happening across China, and the money was transferred to different bank accounts in the city of Ezhou, central China's Hubei Province.
Police said the suspects used social media to lure victims into investing in international futures on a fake platform where the background data could be freely manipulated.
On Jan. 16, the police launched a raid, capturing 62 in Ezhou, where the gang was based. Two vehicles, 30 computers, 67 cell phones and 109 bank cards were confiscated on the site.
Further investigation is underway.