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The Most Practical Avoid Scams Handbook From SICAS

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Avoid Scams Handbook

1. Swindlers pretending to be officers in public security organs

Swindlers may pretend to be officers in public security organs and tell you that you 、have been involved in a felony or your identity information has been illegally used in a criminal case so you have to cooperate with their investigation and will be demanded immediately to transfer your deposits to a certain “safe account”. They will transfer your money to another account as soon as they receive it.


To avoid this fraud, the only thing you need to do is to believe that if you have not done anything wrong, you should not be afraid of them. When you receive calls like this, call the police for help.

2.Swindlers pretending to be someone you know well

Swindlers may pretend to be someone you know well and get in contact with you QQ or Wechat, and ask you to make transfers under all kinds of excuses.


Swindlers may use various ways to make you believe they are your acquaintances,including calling you but letting you guess who they are, pretending to be your teacher, classmates, friends, or bosses, superiors, and landlords. But once they ask to borrow your money, you have to be alert and check and confirm their identities before you make the transfer.

3.Part-time job fraud

Swindlers may pretend to be online -shop owners and advertise job information online, claiming that they are recruiting people to buy things in their shops to make sales stats look better. Then they will entice you to pay with your own money first but you will expend more and more and get nothing in return.


It is understandable that undergraduates want to support themselves but  simple-minded undergraduates are always the primary target of swindlers. We suggest that students who want to find a part-time job go to official sites of our school for internship information. Please watch out when making money.

4.Unusual transaction fraud

Swindlers may obtain the information of your online transaction and pretend to be the seller. They will contact you and offer you a refund with the excuse that the commodity is of poor quality. Then they will ask you to log in a false website to make transfers in the name of refund.


When you receive a call from the seller, you can hang up first and check whether this is true through the official site before you deal with it

5.False abduction

Swindlers may pretend to be gangsters or drug dealers, make up the abduction of your family members or friends, ask you to transfer money to certain accounts if you want to save them, and threaten that if you call the police, the hostages will be killed. You may be at a loss because of its urgency, then make the transfer before confirming the information, and find yourself cheated after the remittance.


When you receive the call claiming that your family are abducted, you have to stay calm and first call 110 to ask the police for help. Then contact your family and friends to check whether they are safe. DO NOT transfer your money without careful considerations.

6.Online social-networking fraud

Criminal suspects may post their profiles on social networks and contact you under the pretense of dating or making friends. Later, they will ask for money in the name of favors, gifts, and so on.


You must be on full alert in dating. You need to observe and gradually learn about the person you want to date in case you fall into the tender trap they set up.

7.Swindlers  pretending to be custom service personnel

Suspects may post false custom services  contact info so when you search relevant information you will mistake the false as the real. Then suspects will ask you to transfer money as commission.


Go to official websites for customer service contact info. If you are asked to make transfers, please double check in case there is a trap.

8.Fake allowance

Swindlers may pretend to be officials from Civil Affairs Bureau and Disabled People’s Federation and call the disabled, the poor, and parents of students, claiming that subsidies, scholarships, and student grants are available. They will demand your bank account number and make various excuses to ask you to transfer your money.


You should check with Civil Affairs Bureau, your school or teachers as soon as possible. DO NOT make transfers on ATM in case this is a fraud.Those asking for money are swindlers indeed.

9.Online transaction fraud

You may receive fake information of commodities. Without meeting the seller face to face, you may lose your money through online payment.


If you really need to buy something online, go to reliable websites for safety.

10.Credit cards or loan fraud

Suspects post false information online, claiming that they can get you a credit card with simple procedures and low  interests. When you get hooked, they will ask you for remittance in the name of commission or deposit.


Today, the so-called “campus loan”, “interest-free loan”, and even “nude loan” are very popular on campus.It is deficit spending of undergraduates that swindlers target on . They use baits like no need of guarantee, low monthly interest rate, and simple procedures to hook undergraduates. Therefore, our young friends, please be a rational consumer and beware of frauds.

Means of frauds emerge endlessly and sometimes become impossible to defend effectively.  But in case you are deceived, please call 110 as soon as possible. The police will help you in time.

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