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Scam targeting Chinese-Americans

May 11, 2009 3:22:24 PM PDT
Chinese-Americans are being targeted by an anonymous Mandarin-speaking caller. He demands you wire thousands of dollars to China.Sometimes he gives a sob story other times; he threatens to hurt you or your family if you don't comply.

The caller has a Taiwanese or Fujianese accent and appears to be getting information online so he can pretend he knows you or that he's nearby.

Philadelphia police urge not to give him money or personal information - and to call police immediately.

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