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8 suspects arrested for cheating millions out of Tsinghua professor
   2017-02-17 12:55:18    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Guo Jing

Telecom scams have affected many Chinese people in recent years. [Photo: baidu.com]

Eight suspected telecom scammers who allegedly cheated 17.6 million yuan, or 2.57 million US dollars, out of a Tsinghua University professor last year were arrested on Wednesday in Taiwan.

In July 2016, a 54-year-old professor surnamed Huang from Tsinghua University called the police, saying she was scammed out of 17.6 million yuan by a group of phone swindlers who posed as officials from law enforcement and judicial departments.

Police in Taichung City found some the money cheated from Huang was withdrawn from an ATM, while some was transferred to a Tecent QQ account with an IP registered in Taiwan.

The suspects were found to have contacted each other through some mainland QQ and WeChat accounts to avoid being tracked.

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