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Chinese authorities seize 114 thousand cases of fraud via communications and the Internet

 The Chinese authorities seized 114,000 cases of fraud through communications and the Internet from January to last May, an increase of 60.4% year on year.

The number of criminal suspects arrested in connection with crimes reached 154,000 during the period, an increase of 146.5 percent year on year, the Chinese public security authorities said in a statement reported by Xinhua.

Also thanks to the persuasion and advice of the public security agencies, about 7.71 million people did not fall into the trap of fraud.

With the rapid growth of telecom and internet fraud curbed, about 84,600 cases of this type were newly registered last May, down 14.3 percent month-on-month.