The “Pig Killing Plate” As The Chinese Call It Are What We Know As Pig Butchering Scams!
They Routinely Only Need Three Steps To Deceive You!
But The Question Is How To Prevent It?
Source: China Chang’an Net, courtesy of SCARS CHINA
THIS IS A REPRINT OF AN ARTICLE FROM THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT PUBLISHED IN SEPTEMBER 2022 [TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH]
SCARS NOTE: Some of the language is challenging because of the translation. Additionally, Tigger Warning – this is a translation, so the terms used are not always victim-friendly.
Pig Butchering Scams Are Now About 52% Of All Relationship ScamsRelationship Scam A Relationship Scam is a one-to-one criminal act that involves a trust relationship and uses deception & manipulation to get a victim to give to the criminal something of value, such as money! Click here to learn more: What Is A Relationship Scam?
The scammers target a VERY large number of single men and women who are eager for love or friendship and also want to make money on their investments! And once the scamScam A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime - is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. succeeds the victim loses everything they invested in.
The ending is nothing more than four words: No money No ScammerScammer A Scammer or Fraudster is someone that engages in deception to obtain money or achieve another objective. They are criminals that attempt to deceive a victim into sending more or performing some other activity that benefits the scammer.! It all disappears.
There are many names for this in Chinese: “pig killing plate” or “pig butchering” scams, but either way it is devastating for the victims of this crime.
These forms of fraudFraud In law, fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain (money or other assets), or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud can violate civil law (e.g., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud or recover monetary compensation) or criminal law (e.g., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities), or it may cause no loss of money, property, or legal right but still be an element of another civil or criminal wrong. The purpose of fraud may be monetary gain or other benefits, for example by obtaining a passport, travel document, or driver's license, or mortgage fraud, where the perpetrator may attempt to qualify for a mortgage by way of false statements. A fraud can also be a hoax, which is a distinct concept that involves deliberate deception without the intention of gain or of materially damaging or depriving a victim. are quietly invading all of our lives!
Sadly after the “pig” was killed (the victim was scammed) – the victims will not even know where the butcher is.
Action On Pig Butchering Scams By The Chinese Government
It has been reported that 1,915,429 fraudsters were arrested in China in 2020. With 54% of them being Online Criminals targeting Chinese and foreign citizens!
Currently, China is leading the world in the arrests of Chinese organized criminals involved with online scamming. However, most of these are targeting Chinese-speaking people only.
Recently, the Qinshui police in Jincheng, Shanxi Province, completed a meticulous investigation of Pig Butchering Scams
Chinese Ministry of State Security Police moved into two provinces. Their goal was to knock down a “pig killing plate” telecommunications fraud den (gangsGangs A gang is normally a group or society of associated criminals with a defined leadership and internal organization that identifies with or claims control over a territory or business practice in a community and engages, either individually or collectively, in illegal, and possibly violent, behavior. Online gangs are not limited by territory and may operate side by side with other gangs while engaging in crime online. Some members of criminal gangs are initiated (by going through a process of initiation), or have to prove their loyalty and right to belong by committing certain acts, usually theft or violence, or rituals. Gangs are usually rougher and more visible than scammer cartels, and more often arrested.).
As a result of the raids:
- Six suspects were arrested
- Two vehicles involved in the case were seized (worth more than 700,000 yuan)
- More than 9,800 yuan in cash and 22 mobile phones for the crime
- 36 bank cards, 26 mobile phone cards, 1 laptop
- 5 character memorandum notebooks and 5 other people’s ID cards
And the Pig Butchering Scams/Pig Killing Plate? Is it a real estate? Stock market?
No, no, no!
It means to “kill pigs” after raising pigs! It starts with “love” – Finally full of routines
Now listen to the editor’s case
Uncover the Pig Butchering Scams or “pig killing plate” behind online dating!
On June 24, 2020, Liu reported that he knew a man claiming to be Wang online, claimed to be a friend with whom he was talking to, and was then induced by the other party to be taken into a gambling scam.
Add friends to shush and ask Nuan to establish a romantic relationship
Pig farmers must also have these conditions
“Handsome! Gentle! Considerate! Can coax!”
Liu is more than Chinese New Year’s Eve years old, single because of divorce, she has been looking for a partner, she met a male friend on a blind date website, who claimed to be a senior executive of a company, with better economic conditions, specializing in data work, and will soon travel to Shenzhen.
After several days of online communication, Liu found that this person not only has excellent conditions in all aspects, but also is very gentle and considerate, from time to time will shush Liu through WeChat, warm and careful, under the other party’s “love” offensive, Liu gradually let go of his guard against the man, and quickly established a romantic relationship.
In addition to caring for Liu’s life, the man was also bent on taking Liu on the “road to riches”. In the subsequent chat process, the man said that there was a loophole in a gambling platform, and he could make money by using this loophole, but he was inconvenient to operate, and wanted Liu to help operate online, and after several times, Liu found that he could indeed make money.
Liars hunt with “love” and “bread”
At first, Liu just invested 10,000 yuan with the mentality of trying, and soon obtained more than 17,000 yuan in income and successfully withdrew cash. Under the temptation of interests and the encouragement of “boyfriend”, Liu began to invest a large amount of money into the platform, a total of 150,000 yuan, with the increase of investment funds, Liu made more and more profits on the platform, but has not been able to withdraw cash, and finally the platform blocked his account on the grounds that Liu was suspected of illegal arbitrage, Liu immediately contacted the man on WeChat, found that he had been “blocked” by the other party, and Liu who suddenly woke up called the police.
▲ The victim was blocked
The people’s police who handled the case of the gangGang A gang is normally a group or society of associated criminals with a defined leadership and internal organization that identifies with or claims control over a territory or business practice in a community and engages, either individually or collectively, in illegal, and possibly violent, behavior. Online gangs are not limited by territory and may operate side by side with other gangs while engaging in crime online. Some members of criminal gangs are initiated (by going through a process of initiation), or have to prove their loyalty and right to belong by committing certain acts, usually theft or violence, or rituals. Gangs are usually rougher and more visible than scammer cartels, and more often arrested. went to many provinces to deal with the case
“Be sure to catch all the scammers!”
After receiving the alarm, the Qinshui police immediately launched an investigation of the case, used the big data platform to carry out in-depth analysis of the relevant information involved in the case, simultaneously attacked difficult problems online and offline, locked the scope of the criminalCriminal A criminal is any person who through a decision or act engages in a crime. This can be complicated, as many people break laws unknowingly, however, in our context, it is a person who makes a decision to engage in unlawful acts or to place themselves with others who do this. A criminal always has the ability to decide not to break the law, or if they initially engage in crime to stop doing it, but instead continues. suspect’s activities, successively traveled to Liaoning and Heilongjiang to carry out investigation work, and successfully locked the criminal suspect and the vehicle involved with the strong cooperation of the local policeLocal Police The Local Police is your first responder in most countries. In most English-speaking countries and in Europe report to them first. In other countries look for your national cybercrime police units to report scams to. In the U.S., Canada, & Australia, you must report to the local police first..
On September 9, 2020, after accurate research and careful deployment, the police who handled the case arrested all six suspects who were carrying out the “pig killing plate” fraud in an apartment in Harbin.
At present, the Qinshui police are digging deep into the facts of the case, carrying out in-depth research and judgment, and striving for greater results.
The Pig Butchering Scams/Pig Killing Plate Routine Only Takes Three Steps To Deceive A Victim
NO.1: “Pigs” are lonely
Will look for lonely “pigs” on major websites and then chat and talk with them every day, you need to be patient and cultivate feelings little by little.
Use social platforms to let the lonely “pigs” enter the pen. Shushing the cold and asking warmly, the “pig” began to rejoice that he had finally met the right person.
NO.3: “Pig breeding” after relationship establishment “Pig killing” after fattening
Under the warm and meticulous care, slowly let the “pig” fatten. “Pig” also began to rejoice that he had finally met the right person and established a relationship.
After finally gaining the trust of the “pig”, and then killing the “pig” fiercely
How To Prevent It?
➤ The online world is virtual, and it is difficult to distinguish whether the other party is “Bai Fumei”, “Gao Fu Shuai” or “Wei Mei Ray”, and I hope that the general public will establish a correct view of marriage and love.
白富美 [bai fu mei] Baifumei are women with fair complexion, richness, and beauty (the term is a literal combination of the three attributes), basically a female version of Gaofushuai.
高富帥 [gāo fù shuài] “Mr Perfect” (i.e. tall, rich and handsome) (Internet slang)
唯美 [wéi měi] aesthetics – pleasing/pretty
➤ Receiving friends claiming to be “investment experts” and “investment platform staff” and other plus friends to pull you into stocks, virtual currency and other platforms to transfer investment is a fraud.
➤ Online gambling is suspected of breaking the law and committing crimes. Please keep a clear head, “bull market” and “micro-investment and high income” are all scams designed by criminals, and the “stock speculation group” and “virtual currency investment group” are all fraudsters except for the victims.
➤ “Don’t believe”: Online dating needs to be cautious, do not trust netizens, and do not believe in investment and money lies such as “steady profit without loss” and “low cost, high return”. “Don’t believe it”, online dating needs to be cautious, do not believe netizens, and do not believe in investment and profit lies such as “steady profit without loss” and “low cost, high return”.
➤ “No greed”: Refuse to gamble, refuse the temptation of high-reward investment, remember that there will be no pie in the sky, and you will be deceived if you have greed.
➤ “Do not transfer”: Do not transfer money to unfamiliar accounts, and be cautious when transferring money to acquaintances, and communicate and inquire more with relatives and friends around you to prevent falling into the “trap”.
The public security agencies remind: The broad masses of the people should be vigilant, enhance their awareness of preventing deception, recognize deception, when you encounter various emergencies that require transfers, do not easily transfer money to strangers, and promptly report to the public security agency for help.
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