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Incident Report for Case #2018-259631

Incident Type


Incident Date

07/10/2018 - 10:34 AM


N. Orchard St.


Female, age 23, Madison


A UW-Madison student from China was scammed out of $27,000 this week after being convinced she was a suspect in a money laundering case where someone had died. She received multiple calls, all in her native language, from people claiming to be with the Shanghai Police. Following a series of contacts she transferred money from her Madison account to a Chinese bank "to prove her innocence." The funds were to be used for her college tuition money.

Released 07/13/2018 at 12:07 PM by PIO Joel Despain

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