The reporter contacted the sender “Xiao Lin”. The other party said that he was indeed the delivery person of the Shenzhen warehouse of the relevant company, but he had never sent the aforementioned items. After checking the company’s internal platform, he found that a large number of unfamiliar SF orders were issued from Tianhe District, Guangzhou, and signed with his own name. Only then did he realize that the boss had “lost contact”.
At present, “Xiao Lin” and a number of victims have reported the case and received a notification letter from the police. On June 22, the staff of the Shenzhen Public Security Bureau headquarters told the Beijing News reporter that they were making every effort to promote the investigation of the case.
Some of the victims received a police case filing notice. Photo courtesy of the interviewee
Place an order for the discount applet, thousands of yuancell phoneTurned into a charging head
Mr. Zhao Ping, a Beijing citizen, goes shopping at Xianyu every day. In addition, he also joins a WeChat group for second-hand goods exchange. The group often updates the purchase links of some second-hand goods or discounted products.
He told a reporter from the Beijing News that on the afternoon of June 18, when he was looking through the news in the group, a link to a mini program with a panda avatar and the ID of “Quwan Digital Youpin” attracted his attention. Below the link, several people sent messages saying that buying a mobile phone through this applet is more convenient than buying a mobile phone inJingdong, Pinduoduo is cheap.
Mr. Zhao clicked into the applet and saw that the homepage was marked with “June 18 Carnival Shopping” in gold letters on a red background. The products listed below were officially priced at 8,999 yuan.iPhone13 Pro Max (128GB), the limited time purchase price is 7799 yuan; the official price of 5999 yuan for the iPhone 13 (128GB), the limited time purchase price is 4699 yuan.
During the “6.18” e-commerce shopping festival, the interface of the “Fun Digital Premium” applet. Photo courtesy of the interviewee
Seeing that the price is about 100 yuan cheaper than an e-commerce platform, Mr. Zhao was moved. To be cautious, he clicked on the background information interface of the applet, which showed that its service category was 3C digital, clothing and underwear, and the authorized service provider was Shenzhen Funwan Digital Electronic Technology Co., Ltd.
“I bought something on other WeChat mini-programs before, and the interface of this mini-program looks quite formal and the filing information is complete, so I placed an order and bought three mobile phones, plus shipping costs, a total of 17,233 yuan was spent. “But what Mr. Zhao didn’t expect was that, starting from the afternoon of the next day, someone in the WeChat group continued to send messages saying that he had placed an order for a mobile phone, but the package he received was a data cable or a charging head. In addition, the customer service phone number of the applet. never get through.
Mr. Dai from Sanming, Fujian was one of the victims. On June 20, he told a reporter from the Beijing News that on the evening of June 18, he clicked on the “Fun Digital Youpin” applet in the WeChat group. 4717 yuan to place an order for a mobile phone. After consultation, the customer service told him that the mobile phone will be delivered around the 20th.
On the morning of the 20th, Mr. Dai received a call from the community express station, informing him that “a courier with a charging head has arrived”. Mr. Dai was full of doubts, because he had never purchased a charging head, and he didn’t realize until he saw the tracking number on the express delivery note that it should have been the mobile phone that was ordered on the evening of the 18th.
On June 20, Mr. Dai received a SF Express package with a charging head instead of the mobile phone he had previously purchased. The express delivery slip showed that the sender was “Xiao Lin” and the mailing address was Tianhe District, Guangzhou. Photo courtesy of the interviewee
Subsequently, Mr. Dai called the customer service number of the “Fun Digital Youpin” applet several times, but he was not connected. After checking the product reviews again, he found that a large number of data cables and charging heads appeared in the previous “normal” comment area. victim. Seeing that “I was also deceived” kept popping up in the WeChat group, he chose to report the case to the Criminal Investigation Brigade of Yong’an City Public Security Bureau.
Mr. Zhao, who has not yet received the notification of the delivery of the goods, also reported the case to the Huilongguan Police Station of the Changping Branch of the Beijing Public Security Bureau a few days ago.
Related companies are suspected of fraud, and police in many places have filed cases for investigation
According to Tianyancha, Shenzhen Funwan Digital Electronic Technology Co., Ltd. was established on March 22, 2022, and its registered address is A3809, Rongde Times Square, Huaqiao New Village Community, Henggang Street, Longgang District, Shenzhen. The logistics information provided by several victims to the Beijing News reporter showed that the sender was a person named “Xiao Lin”, and the mailing address was Tianhe District, Guangzhou City.
On June 22, a reporter from the Beijing News contacted “Xiao Lin” based on the phone number provided by the victim. The other party said that he was also a victim.
“Xiao Lin” said that he was indeed a dispatcher of Shenzhen Funwan Digital Electronic Technology Co., Ltd., but his location was in Shenzhen, not in Tianhe District, Guangzhou. He explained that the company has multiple delivery locations, and is responsible for the delivery of the Shenzhen warehouse, and the products shipped are all iPhones, and the data cable and charging head have never been sent.
He recalled to reporters that on the morning of the 19th, the company’s customer service staff contacted him, saying that a large number of customers reported that they had received a data cable or a charging head instead of a mobile phone, and asked him if he sent the wrong product. Later, he logged on the company’s internal platform to check and found that there were a large number of unfamiliar SF orders. His name was signed in the sender column, but the mailing address was not in Shenzhen, where he was located, but in Tianhe District, Guangzhou.
“Xiao Lin” said that he immediately contacted the boss to report the matter, but “the boss lost contact and has not responded.” Unable to handle such a huge order complaint, after realizing that the situation was not right, on the afternoon of the 19th, “Xiao Lin” reported the case to the Henggang Police Station of the Longgang Branch of the Shenzhen Public Security Bureau.
At 11:00 a.m. on June 22, a reporter from the Beijing News called the Henggang police station. The policeman on duty said that the case had indeed been opened. “The relevant person in charge of the company has already run away, and we are investigating, and no one can escape”; at 4 p.m. , The staff of the Shenzhen Public Security Bureau headquarters said that the bureau is making every effort to promote the investigation of the case, and the specific information cannot be disclosed for the time being.
According to the statistics provided by Mr. Zhao, as of now, the number of victims who have placed orders for mobile phones in the “Quwan Digital Youpin” applet but received data cables and charging heads has reached more than 50, excluding those who have placed orders but have not been shipped. The total amount of losses has exceeded one million. The case filing notices provided by several victims to reporters from the Beijing News show that at present, the West Lake District Branch of the Hangzhou Public Security Bureau and the Yiwu Public Security Bureau all believe that the case meets the conditions for criminal filing and have already filed the case for investigation.
The reporter noticed that on the afternoon of June 22, the “Fun Digital Youpin” applet that could still be opened normally the day before had been suspended due to suspected fraud.
On June 22, the “Quwan Digital Youpin” applet has been suspended due to suspected fraud. Screenshot of the page
“Xiao Lin” told the Beijing News reporter that in the past two days, he has been receiving calls from the victims, asking him to give an explanation, his life has been greatly affected. Let us wait for the news. The staff of the customer service department has handed over the mobile phone to the police, and we are currently actively cooperating with the police investigation.”