[VoiceOps] Chinese language phone scam cals

jay binks jaybinks at gmail.com
Fri Oct 27 20:58:46 EDT 2017

I've become aware of scam calls targeting seemingly random numbers with
chines language voice recordings supposedly saying they are from the Chinese

The current flavour of this message is something similar to
"This is the Chinese Embassy, you have an important message to be
collected. If you have any questions press 0. Our Chinese language
department will be able to assist you."

I've found the following in the media about this, so it seems to be fairly

   - https://www.3aw.com.au/chinese-phone-scam-targets-australian-numbers/
   - http://dailyhive.com/vancouver/chinese-phone-scam-vancouver
   - http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-08/10/c_136513524.htm

I know of people receiving 10000 calls per day, and I've personally been
seeing 5000 calls per day apparently for this scam.

The caller ID is probably spoofed, but it appears to be spoofed within the
one 1000 block of numbers.  ( that I'm aware of, so far )

I guess id like to know if anyone else is seeing this, and what if
anything, do we know about this scam so far?


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