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Chinese telecom scam busted, 450 held

Mainland Chinese and Taiwan Police have busted a gang that was involved in a major telecommunications scam and arrested 451 suspects.

world Updated: Aug 26, 2010 14:24 IST

Mainland Chinese and Taiwan Police have busted a gang that was involved in a major telecommunications scam and arrested 451 suspects.Of those arrested on Wednesday, 186 suspects are from Taiwan, one is a Hong Kong national and the remaining are from China, Xinhua reported citing the Ministry of Public Security.

Police statements said that in May, a Taiwanese national named Jiang rented an overseas server and set up a telecommunications fraud network in China's Fujian province. The network provided number changes and other technical services to cheat consumers.The gang consisted of three units each with a specific job: a technical support team, a unit which made fraudulent calls and a bank team that handled all the illicit monetary dealings.

The gang's bosses, including Jiang, were based in Taiwan, the ministry said.

In a special campaign that began in June this year, Police in China have destroyed over 150 telecommunications fraud gangs and arrested 1,282 suspects.