Smartphone fraudsters at many major mobile phone systems in Hanoi
CellphoneS, World Mobile, FPT Shop all become victims when crooks take advantage of loopholes to swap expensive smartphones like Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, Fold…
Information resource An insider from a large mobile distribution system in Vietnam said that recently this unit has detected a situation of fraudsters high-end smartphone, replaced with inexpensive equipment. This behavior has been successfully performed many times at many different locations.
The crooks swapped a broken Vsmart smartphone for a new Galaxy Z Flip at the store
Initial inspection at this system showed that the subject pretended to be a customer, when the staff did not notice, lifted the lid of the product box, pulled out the high-end smartphone model, and quickly pushed the old device that was prepared from the factory. before entering. Cases were detected in stores in Hanoi, Northern 1 and Northern 2 (geographical zoning for system management).
The source revealed the statistical results of the stores in Hanoi with a total of 7 machines being swapped, the Northern region 1 lost 3 machines, the North 2 lost 1 device. The crooks’ “favorite” devices are the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip models. After detection, the parties sent warnings to all employees to be vigilant, especially with high-value machines and not to take their eyes off the machine. “The tricks of the bad guys are usually telling the shop to go through the procedure to buy a machine, ask for water … to let the staff lose their guard,” the source shared.
Cameras at many mobile store systems have recorded the presence of the crook (suspected to be the same person). This character goes to the stores of FPT Shop, The Gioi Di Dong, and CellphoneS many different days a month and many times. After several successful executions, the crooks were discovered at a mobile shop on Dai Co Viet Street (Hanoi).
Mr. Nguyen Huy, a representative of the CellphoneS system, said that this technique is not new, the system has encountered a similar incident before. The audience targets high-value products, often asking to see many machines at the same time, taking advantage of the time when the staff goes to pick up the goods, quickly swap devices.
Image of crooks recorded by a store’s camera
“In some cases, they were discovered and arrested on the spot by the store security team on duty camera 24/7. In some cases, the authorities must be involved after the company reports it,” Huy explained. According to Mr. Huy, the age of these subjects is usually quite young.
CellphoneS is also one of the victims of the arrested smartphone exchanger. The crooks swapped the inactive Vsmart Bee 3 phone into the Samsung model box Galaxy Z Flip 3 blue color at a store of the unit on Cau Giay street (Hanoi). The value of the products being exchanged is more than 21 million VND.
Meanwhile, exchange with Youth, a media representative of Mobile World system confirmed the case, and said that the unit had caught the crooks and transferred the information and handed it over to the competent authorities for handling. In addition, the unit did not give further comment.
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