Cctv newsRecently, the police in Dongguan, Guangdong Province received a report that there was online gambling in regular sports lottery spots. After nearly two months of investigation and evidence collection, the police finally confirmed that the gang headed by Chen Mou Feng had made a mobile phone APP similar to the sports lottery official website under the guise of regular lottery shops to guide people who bought regular lottery tickets to gamble and make profits from it.
Mr. Wang, who works in Dongguan, is a veteran lottery player. In January of this year, Mr. Wang went to the lottery to buy lottery tickets. The store owner asked him to scan a QR code and recommended an APP to him.
Mr. Wang, the lottery player: He said it’s formal, and you can also purchase tickets. It’s more convenient online.
According to the boss’s instructions, Mr. Wang installed this "Red God Sports Lottery" APP on his mobile phone, and the store owner also pulled him into a WeChat group built by the owner. In the group, everyone often talked about how to bet. At first, some people won the prize.
journalist: Sometimes I win prizes, don’t I? How much did you win?
Mr. Wang:Just a few hundred, sometimes more than a thousand.
In the next few months, Mr. Wang accumulated more than 30,000 yuan, losing every time, and many lottery players in the WeChat group also encountered the same situation. Mr. Wang and other lottery players were suspicious, so they reported it to Dongguan police. After receiving the report, Dongguan police found that many lottery shops in Da Lang, Liaobu and Changping were all suspected of committing crimes by the same means.
Zhou Weichao, Deputy Director of Lincun Police Station of Tangxia Branch of Dongguan Public Security BureauThe QR code is posted in the store. When people come to bet, they generally recommend the people to scan this QR code, and they enter an APP set up by the suspects themselves, and illegally make profits by illegally collecting the lottery tickets of the national sports lottery.
Through secret investigation, the police verified that the gang headed by the suspect Chen Mou Feng used the privately-run "Red God" and "Xixi" Sports Lottery APP to gamble. The lottery results and odds displayed in the APP were copied from the regular sports lottery website, and the members of the gang also misled the lottery players with "words" on the WeChat group. In less than five months, more than 16,000 lottery players were guided to these APP platforms for gambling.
Zhou Weichao, Deputy Director of Lincun Police Station of Tangxia Branch of Dongguan Public Security Bureau: As far as we know, it is very common to win or lose 20,000 to 30,000 yuan in half a year.
On August 26th this year, the task force collected the nets in several lottery shops involved in Liaobu, Da Lang and changping town, arrested 10 suspects, seized a batch of computers, mobile phones and bank cards, and frozen the bank account of Chen Mou Feng for about 16.7 million yuan. The case is currently under trial.
The police suggested that as early as April 2015, eight ministries and commissions, including the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Public Security, jointly issued an announcement on Internet lottery tickets, and the state explicitly prohibited the sale of Internet lottery tickets. China Welfare Lottery Issuance Management Center and National Sports Lottery Management Center have not authorized any website or institution to conduct online lottery sales, and all online lottery sales are illegal.