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Guangdong police crack online fraud cases

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POLICE in Guangdong Province have cracked a slew of online fraud cases involving malicious mobile apps, busting 21 rings across the country and detaining more than 600 suspects, authorities said Sunday.

They also froze illegal revenue of over 100 million yuan (US$15.3 million) and seized more than 400 computer servers in the coordinated operation carried out in 13 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities last month.

The operation came after Guangdong police noticed in August last year the emergence of suspicious mobile apps that often had sexually-suggestive names.

After investigation, they found suspects used the apps to lure smart phone users to pay for “exclusive” dating services or porn videos, raking in millions of dollars every month.