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Police Warn of Phone Scam Targeting Chinese Residents Which Has Already Cost Victims $1.5 Million

Montgomery County Police are warning residents, especially residents of Chinese descent to be aware of a phone scam which has already victimized seven county residents of over a million dollars.

Detectives from the MCPD’s Financial Crimes Section have been investigating an elaborate and complicated phone scam which targets Chinese residents. According to police, from May to August seven Montgomery County residents have collectively wired approximately $1.5 million to the scammers who are believed to be based overseas.