A few days later on Monday, an investigation was opened against Nguyen Van An, 27, general manager of Loc Phuc, a company headquartered in Tan Binh district of HCMC, and dozens of his employees. , for fraud.
On Thursday, hundreds of police raided a ceremony in Trang Bom district, where the company allegedly staged a fake sale of land that did not exist.
They received complaints from the public that the Loc Phuc company was trying to sell non-existent real estate projects.
After the company ferried dozens of unsuspecting customers to the sale in An Vien township, police arrived to see An, his 122 employees and about 20 actors pretending to fight for the purchase of land.
A police team then raided the Loc Phuc headquarters in HCMC and seized several documents, computers, cars, electrical appliances and cash in various currencies.
At the police station, some of the arrested employees confessed that the company had hired about 100 students since June 2022 and asked them to go online to find attractive homes in HCMC. Then they would take photos and upload them to company websites and other websites to entice buyers, they said.
When people contacted them and asked them to buy the houses, the company drove them to the neighboring province of Dong Nai, where the actors pretended to rush to buy properties in various projects and also persuaded the victims to buy. lands.
The company’s employees would then try to sell the projects at inflated prices.
If any of the victims tried to file a complaint afterwards, the employees would simply cut off all contact by throwing away the fake SIM cards they were using, the employees told police.
Vo Nhat Hong Phuc, head of the Criminal Police Division of the Dong Nai Police Department, said An’s business earned about 20 billion VND ($830,394) per month from the deception.