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Police warn of fake visas online

LOCAL frontier police yesterday warned travelers not to blindly trust online stores or buy visas from unofficial channels after they stopped a man who tried to go abroad using a fake visa.

The Chinese citizen was stopped at Pudong International Airport on September 4 after police found his visa to Cambodia, acquired via the Internet, was fake.

The man, surnamed Liu, told officers he had contacted an online agency who claimed it could apply for an electronic visa on his behalf. Liu, anxious to avoid what he thought might be a complex application process, had paid 200 yuan (US$29.68) to the agency.

More than 300 similar cases have been reported at entry and exit points in some southern cities this year.

Police advised people with visa queries to contact consulates or call the entry and exit authority on 6834-5199.


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