Malaysian nationals held for using fake credit cards
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Police in the central city of Da Nang have detained two Malaysian nationals and are hunting for a third for using false credit cards to buy goods at local shops.
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Ling Seng Koey, 23, and Chong Kon Hoi, 47, both of Malaysian nationality, were arrested on Saturday night and confessed to police that they and another man had used fake cards to buy goods, including diamonds, worth VND200 million (US$9,600) at seven shops.
On the night of August 4, a group of three men arrived at the Indochina Riverside Tower, a large trade center at 74 Bach Dang, Hai Chau District.
One of them stepped into a shop to buy a suitcase and clothes worth over VND10 million ($480). He paid for the items using a credit card, which was accepted by a card-reading machine.
Meanwhile the two others bought jewelry items worth VND53 million at The Gioi Kim Cuong (“World of Diamond”) shop nearby. They also used a credit card to pay for their purchase.
Shortly afterwards, the shop’s branch on Hung Vuong Street phoned the shop warning that three foreigners had used a fake card to pay for their purchase worth VND30 million there that afternoon. After they left, Vietcombank’s Da Nang Branch confirmed that the card was fake.
After exchanging information with the branch about the foreigners’ appearance, the shop assistant found that its two guests were swindlers.
The assistant shouted for help and all the three foreigners fled, but two of them were seized soon after by the trade center’s security guards. The other escaped in a taxi.