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Fake tonic gang used stolen customer information

A 41-strong gang of tele-scammers has been detained for illegally buying customer information and then calling people on the list to sell them fake tonic.

The con netted the gang over 2 million yuan (US$ 327,187).

One customer was conned into paying 3,860 yuan for tonic worth just 10 yuan, police in Songjiang District said yesterday.

The ringleader, surnamed Li, was the owner of their company. He was found to have bought large amounts of personal information in another case, according to police.

Police raided the company on August 7, held 41 people and seized 20 boxes of fake tonic. Some of those held said the company gave them templates of dialogues for swindling, said police.



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