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Foreigner latest to fall for phone scam

A FOREIGN resident has become the latest victim of a mobile phone scam after transferring her rental money to a bank account sent by an unknown cell phone.

The woman has reported the case to the police who are investigating, today's Oriental Morning Post reported.

The woman, surnamed Jones by the newspaper, received a text message saying: "Haven't you sent me the money? My bankcard is not working and please send the money to the new card number 6228481120648116213."

The woman thought the message was from her landlord because her rent was due that day, so she transferred 12,600 yuan (US$1,845.56) to the Agricultural Bank of China account.


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