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Hacking victim lured by Hermes bag promise

AN online vendor offering cut-price designer bags stole 198,000 yuan (US$31,367) a customer deposited in a third-party payment system, Songjiang District People's Court heard yesterday.

Prosecutors said the 22-year-old accused, surnamed Liao, and an alleged accomplice, surnamed Luo, opened an online store on e-commerce platform.

Liao claimed he was in France and could purchase genuine Hermes bags.

On July 15 last year, a customer, surnamed Qin, decided to buy a Hermes bag on offer for 198,000 yuan - compared to nearly 300,000 yuan at an official Hermes store in Shanghai.

Qin transferred the 198,000 yuan into her Alipay account, a third-party payment tool used by many Taobao customers to keep their money safe before receiving goods.

But the deal was not done as Qin was told to pay 1 yuan more for a notice that listed terms and conditions about the purchasing service that buyers should know, the court heard.

To do this, she was lured to a hacking website where the accused stole her Alipay account details and password, prosecutors said.

Qin was also told to send a verification code and the details were used to take 198,000 yuan from her account.

At the court, Liao pleaded guilty to theft, but said Luo was the ringleader.

Liao was caught in September but Luo is still at large, the court heard.

Prosecutors called for a sentence of up to six years in prison.

No sentence was announced.


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