Scammers impersonating Chinese police targeted Helen Young, a British-Chinese woman, convincing her she was wanted for a crime in China.

They used fake evidence and threats of extradition, causing her to hand over £29,000 of her savings.

This elaborate scam, part of a wider trend affecting Chinese communities globally, involves convincing victims through fake police videos and threats, exploiting cultural trust and fear of authority.

Police and embassies have issued warnings, urging caution against such sophisticated frauds that prey on people’s obedience and fear.

Credit : BBC

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