Disney ticket booking and hotel fraud case detained a woman, 400 people involved in over one million

Disney ticket booking and hotel fraud case detained a woman, 400 people involved in over one million

Unable to travel abroad due to the epidemic, local theme parks have become a popular choice for Hong Kong people to relax, but some scammers see the opportunity to “play a long line and catch big fish”, pretending to have a different way on online platforms, claiming that they can buy Disneyland annual passes at discounted prices And when he booked a hotel on his behalf, when he was well-received and admired, the money disappeared in one breath, and the money involved was reported to be over one million Hong Kong dollars. Relevant sufferers later formed a victim group online and verified the identity of the swindler named Carmen Chan. The police received a report and launched an investigation. Yesterday (15th), a woman was arrested. It is believed that she committed the crime alone and is investigating the whereabouts of the stolen money.

The police received a number of reports this month, and learned that some members of the public used the “FPS” method to transfer thousands to tens of thousands of Hong Kong dollars to a woman’s account, and entrusted the other party to purchase related theme park products, but they were suspected of being deceived. fiscal. It is reported that several of them have successfully traded with the scammers, and even met each other. Some people claim that they are high-level relatives of the theme park in order to “serve customers” at preferential prices, which are also 15 to 20% lower than the official park price.

The Mong Kok District Crime Squad took over the investigation of the case and went to a hotel in Tuen Mun yesterday afternoon to arrest an unemployed woman surnamed Chen (34 years old) on suspicion of “obtaining property by deception”. After investigation, the detective confirmed that Chen was neither an employee of the park nor had any relatives with the top management of the park. She has been detained for investigation. There is no evidence that she is involved in a group crime behind her. As for the flow of fraudulent money, it is yet to be investigated. The police said that at present, 22 people have been deceived, involving an amount of about 130,000 Hong Kong dollars, and the highest one lost about 40,000 Hong Kong dollars. However, it is believed that a large number of people are involved in the case, and there may be as many as 300 to 400 potential victims. investigators to help clarify the case.

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Some sufferers checked the identity of Carmen Chan with Hong Kong Disneyland earlier.


Some sufferers checked the identity of Carmen Chan with Hong Kong Disneyland earlier.

Some sufferers checked the identity of Carmen Chan with Hong Kong Disneyland earlier.

Police are appealing to the victim to contact investigators for assistance.  (Photo by Wen Jianxiong)

Police are appealing to the victim to contact investigators for assistance.  (Photo by Wen Jianxiong)

Police are appealing to the victim to contact investigators for assistance. (Photo by Wen Jianxiong)

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