brooklyn(Brooklyn)Chinese manBin Sun (Bin Sun, transliteration) set up a scam over the phone in an attempt to commit fraudconnecticutThe old man had thousands of dollars in money. When the scammer went to Fairfield, Connecticut to withdraw the money, he was arrested by police detectives monitoring the scene. The Chinese man was charged with first-degree theft.
The Fairfield, Connecticut, Police Department said that on February 6, an elderly Fairfield resident allegedly received an email from the Geek Squad, falsely claiming that the victim had been raped. A shopping fee of 525 yuan was charged. The victim called a phone number included in the email to dispute the charge and spoke to a person who introduced himself as tech support.
Desperate to get a refund, the victim gave the suspect her bank information and allowed him to log in and access her computer remotely, police said. The suspect also betrayed the victim’s trust through conversation, causing her to mistakenly believe that she had received a refund of NT$25,000. The suspect then forced the victim to withdraw 20,000 yuan in cash from the bank and told her that someone would come to her house to withdraw the money. Police said the suspect also said he would go to the victim’s home the next day to pick up the remaining $5,000 in cash.
The Fairfield Police Department did not elaborate on how they became involved, but said detectives conducted surveillance at the victim’s home in an effort to catch the thug. That day, the police found a car parked on the road in front of the victim’s house. Police said the driver of the car matched the description of the suspect regarding contact with the victim, and officers arrested the suspect, later identified as Sun Bin.
Police searched Sun Bin and his vehicle at the scene and found that he was carrying a “large amount of cash”. Investigators believe Sun Bin drove from Brooklyn to Fairfield for the purpose of obtaining money obtained through fraud from the victim. Sun Bin was charged with first-degree theft. He was released on $10,000 bail and will appear in Bridgeport Superior Court.
The police have urged residents to remain alert to such phone scams, verify the content of communications through multiple methods and report suspicious activities to the police in a timely manner.
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