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Prosecutor and police investigated masks fraud on internet auction during epidemic prevention. The prime suspect was released on bail of NT50000.

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Prosecutor and police investigated masks fraud on internet auction during epidemic prevention. The prime suspect was released on bail of NT50000.

Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office(KSDP) was informed by Kaohsiung Regional Food Security and Environment Protection Network that a man with wire fraud on "Yahoo! Auctions" website  allegedly scammed customers into paying for boxes masks but customers just received a few pieces. KSDP immediately assigned head prosecutor Zhu Wanqi and prosecutor Mao Liya, members of combating crime against livelihood task force, to lead a special team including policemen of Kaohsiung City Government Police Department Xinxing Precinct and Criminal Investigation Bureau 8th Investigation Corps for further investigation. On April 13, 2020,the prosecutor led the team members to arrest suspect and search his home in Changhua County, seizing cellphones, paper boxes, and 632 pieces of masks.

 

After  interrogating, prosecutor Mao Liya find out that the suspect has advertised for selling masks  a total of 50 masks per box  with prices of NT279 on Yahoo Auctions website by his Yahoo account "Y0389992792","Y8923173753" or "Y7963256670" since the end of March,2020.Customers who were tricked placed orders on the Yahoo Auctions website and paid for masks but received a few pieces and a pack of cookies only. There were 40 victims were cheated online at least and the amount reached as much as NT20000.The suspect was therefore notified on bail in NT$50000 for allegedly significant fraud by the prosecutor.

The further investigation will uncover the details of the wrongdoings.

KSDP calls on the public to report to the police if anyone had fallen victim to a scam.

 

 

 

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