Police arrest ‘voice phishing’ organization at villa in Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do
Found a machine that converts foreign numbers into domestic numbers
‘Call center’ set up in Qingdao, China to avoid police pursuit
Returning home due to the spread of COVID-19… Arrested while staying in the country
After establishing a call center in China, the police arrested an organization that made phone calls to Korea to commit voice phishing crimes.
Those who had been active in China and Korea were tied up and caught in Korea after restrictions on entry and departure due to the spread of Corona 19.
This is reporter Kim Woo-joon’s report.
A villa in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province.
The signal is picked up by radio detectors brought by police officers.
“Here it is.”
As you enter the house, you will find repeaters with lots of mobile phone SIM chips in them.
A so-called ‘Simbox’ is a machine that converts overseas Internet phone numbers into domestic mobile phone numbers.
A group of people who used ‘Simbox’ to conduct voice phishing crimes both domestically and internationally were caught by the police.
[경찰 관계자 : 변호사를 선임할 수 있고.]
To avoid police pursuit, these organizations set up a call center in Qingdao, China, and made a voice phishing call using ‘Simbox’.
Victims received calls with domestic numbers instead of overseas numbers without much doubt.
3.2 billion won was stolen from 189 victims over the past three years by cheating with an investigative agency or using financial loans as bait.
[‘보이스피싱’ 피해자 : 내가 (걸려온 번호로 전화를) 걸어봤는데, 이게 한국 번호로 돼 있어서 직접 영업점에 거는 것처럼 돼 있어서 속을 수밖에 없었어요.]
As a result of the police investigation, they provided ‘cannon phones’ and ‘simboxes’ to voice phishing organizations in the past.
In 2019, I planned to commit the crime myself, and I went to China.
The people who committed crimes between China and Korea were caught by the police while staying in Korea as it became difficult to enter and leave the country due to the spread of Corona 19.
[이용주 / 경기남부경찰청 반부패·경제범죄 수사계장 : 중국에서 한국으로 들어온 이유는 중국에서 콜센터를 하다가 국내 코로나 때문에 국내외를 왔다 갔다 할 수가 없다 보니까….]
The police, who arrested 10 people, including 38-year-old A, and arrested 22 people without detention, are pursuing 4 people including gang members who have fled abroad, and are tracking down hidden assets.
This is YTN Kim Woo-Jun.
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