Chinese actress falls victim to major telecom fraud

Last Updated: Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 17:05

Beijing: Popular Chinese actress Tang Wei of `Lust, Caution` fame fell victim to a telecom fraud in Shanghai and lost nearly USD 35,000, police said today.

Tang was shooting in a movie and television base in the eastern China city when she answered a call yesterday. She was persuaded to go to a local bank and wire 210,000 yuan (USD 34,699) to a fraud suspect, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

It was not immediately clear why she chose to transfer that much money.

Police in the city`s Songjiang District received a report from Tang.
A case has been registered and probe is underway.
Tang shot to fame in Oscar-winning director Ang Lee`s 2007 spy thriller `Lust, Caution`.

PTI

First Published: Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 17:05

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