Original title: how do more than 40000 mobile phone “black cards” flow overseas
It was not until the police found Wu Bin (a pseudonym) that he learned that the fraud gang in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, had carried out Telecom fraud using the Unicom mobile phone card registered in his name. Police told him that his identity information was leaked by an intermediary while looking for a job.
On August 1 last year, Wu Bin, a post-90s Henan boy, moved from Suqian, Jiangsu Province to Zhengzhou to work. When looking for a job, Wu Bin asked his friends to help him sign up, and passed the photos on the front and back of his ID card to his friends, and then transferred them to the intermediary agency.
To Wu Bin’s surprise, the photos of his personal identity information were subsequently sent to a wechat group by the staff of the intermediary agency. The docking personnel in the group entered the information into the system and secretly made a mobile phone “black card”. This “black card” was used by outlaws outside China not long after, defrauding a victim in Wuxi of more than 20 million yuan.
When investigating the case, Wuxi police found that the mobile phone number of the first contact with the victim was opened in a shop in a telecom business hall in Wuxi, and the owner was Li Qun (pseudonym). Since May 2019, the store has illegally collected personal information of citizens from all over the country, opened cards in the system, activated them and sold them to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the Philippines and other places. These “black cards” are mainly used by criminal gangs such as telecom fraud and gambling groups.
After investigation, the police found that Li Qun used the identity of the business hall owner as a cover, and made use of the convenience of the work of the communication business system to open the card. He set up a separate studio, specializing in the production of mobile phone cards for sale overseas “black card” industry after collecting citizens’ personal information through illegal means.
Li Qun has been running this business hall for more than ten years. When he learned from his friends that some overseas mobile phone stores bought a large number of mobile phone cards, he decided to make “black cards” in large quantities. He separated the “black card” business from the work of the business hall, so as to prevent the operators from finding abnormalities. Li Qun, as the person in charge of the business hall, signed an agreement with the operator to pay the deposit, and obtained the authority to handle the card and the work number password. Some of his employees are responsible for opening cards, writing cards and checking data. Others go out to do business and collect a large amount of citizen information by setting up stalls to give gifts and cooperating with labor service companies Thus, a production line of mobile phone “black card” is formed.
With the growing business, Li Qun’s “black cards” are in short supply.
Ding Qiang (pseudonym) is the boss of a communication business hall in Suzhou. In March 2019, after meeting Li Qun, he said that he wanted to cooperate. They agreed that Li Qun should provide the specific number and password of the card opening, and Ding Qiang was responsible for collecting information to open the card.
Ding Qiang arranged his staff to go out to set up a booth to run the card, and worked with the labor agency to collect some ID number of the incoming staff in the name of registration information. After entering the information, Li Qun studio will confirm the amount of effective information and settle accounts with Ding Qiang.
Ding Qiang also found a “middleman” Liang, through online advertising to find people to push. Push, that is, the staff go to various places through a variety of ways to collect the identity information of local residents.
They set up a new wechat group every day, and the tweeters often use the gimmick of “free mobile phone cards and small gifts” to attract local residents to apply for mobile phone cards under their real names. At the same time, they send residents’ information to the group, and then secretly apply for a “black card”.
According to the police, from July to December 2019, the criminal gang illegally collected more than 70000 pieces of personnel information from all over the country and made more than 40000 mobile phone “black cards”.
In May 28th this year, the people’s Procuratorate of Binhu District of Wuxi, Jiangsu province prosecuted a number of suspects on the basis of the suspect of infringing upon personal information of citizens.
Li Wei, prosecutor of Wuxi Binhu District People’s Procuratorate, said that although the real name system has been required for mobile phones, there are still illegal elements selling mobile phones by using other people’s identity information to open and activate phone cards in batches. This kind of “black card” has become the “pet” of the underground market, and also derived the black industry chain, which brings huge potential social risks. The price of collecting a citizen’s information to open a card ranges from 10 yuan to 20 yuan. The price of selling such a phone card is more than 100 yuan. Under the huge profits, some people will take risks.
Li Wei suggested that the operators should strengthen the supervision responsibility of card opening, make the card opener consistent with the user, strictly implement the inspection link of face recognition system; strictly control the business hall and agency, and strictly prohibit illegal card opening; strengthen the supervision of abnormal numbers; the competent department should increase the accountability, and seriously investigate the situation of poor management and illegal card opening Responsibility.