HEFEI, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- Police in east China's Anhui Province have detained 43 people in a telecom fraud scheme that targeted single people through match-making websites.
More than 4,100 victims were tricked by the swindlers, and the amount of money involved exceeds 14.5 million yuan (around 2 million U.S. dollars), according to the public security bureau of the city of Anqing.
In late October, police busted the gang at three sites, catching 43 suspects, confiscating over 50 computers and freezing 143 bank cards.
The suspects rented offices in the cities of Hefei, Anqing, and Tongcheng and registered match-making websites. They won the trust of victims before asking them to pay senior membership fees.
Further investigation is underway.