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Post time 2019-8-27 13:53:54 |Display all floors
(China Plus)A Chinese student has allegedly been abducted in Sydney, Australia and his kidnappers are demanding ransom in bitcoin, according to the Nanfang Metropolis Daily.

Last Friday, University of Technology Sydney freshman Ye Jingwang, 20, sent a message to his father asking for an email address where his school can send files. Ye's father gave him an address and asked him about how he was doing but got no reply.

On Saturday, the father received a video from Ye's WeChat account claiming the kidnappers have Ye, who appeared to have blood stains on his blind folded face and told his father in the video "Dad, they ask you to cooperate with their boss."

The suspected kidnappers later sent an email to Ye's father demanding 80 bitcoins (worth 820,000 U.S. dollars) for ransom.


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A screenshot from a video Ye Jingwang's father received showing Ye's blood stained face. [Screenshot taken by Nanfang Metropolis Daily]

Ye's father is seeking help from the police and Australia's NGO AEAAI.

AEAAI said it cannot yet confirm the authenticity of the video.

The NGO's president Liu Huifeng told the Nanfang Metropolis Daily that police have not ruled out the possibilities of a scam or a "virtual kidnapping."

Liu said Ye's family are applying for their Australian visas.

Virtual kidnapping is a new type of fraud that targets Chinese students who study overseas. Victims are usually forced to appear in hostage videos so scammers can extort money from their parents, according to the Telegraph.

Similar cases have been reported in the U.K. and Canada.

The Chinese embassy in London and China's Consulate-General in Adelaide have both issued warnings about such scams.



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Post time 2019-8-27 21:16:05 |Display all floors
Chinese parents who send their kids to other countries for education must not complain if something happen with their children.  China is one of the safest countries in the world and here are universities as well.     
Human lives mean nothing when the western warmongers see a bigger gain through war

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Post time 2019-8-28 08:08:26 |Display all floors
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Chinese parents who send their kids to other countries for education must not complain if something  ...

It's probably another scam from Taiwan. China is one of the most notorious countries for internet ( and phone ) scams in the world so many thousands of people have been duped out of their money.

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Post time 2019-8-28 13:21:46 |Display all floors
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It's probably another scam from Taiwan. China is one of the most notorious countries for internet  ...

The Anglophones are exceptionally creative in cyber fraudulence, and they are still taking the cake in internet crimes. Dollars to doughnuts the Aussies grifters follow in their counterparts from the five eyes, and attempt to pull off a virtual kidnapping scheme that originates in Canada and the UK.
Believe it or not, it's true.

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Post time 2019-8-28 13:34:21 |Display all floors
My advise,
stay and study at home...

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Post time 2019-8-29 12:17:05 |Display all floors
It is wel known fact that bitcoin is the darling of criminals, money launderers, etc, and here is another example of that!

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