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Bogus police officers stealing from Chinese tourists in Denmark

Chinese embassy issues warning after fraudsters make away with visitors’ cash while pretending to check their documents

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 16 August, 2017, 10:57am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 16 August, 2017, 3:53pm

The Chinese embassy in Denmark has warned tourists to beware of fraudsters posing as police officers, according to a newspaper report.

The alert was published on the embassy’s website in Copenhagen on Saturday, saying that bogus police were checking tourists’ wallets and travel documents and stealing cash, The Beijing News reported.

The fraudsters, speaking poor English, target Asian tourists from countries including China, South Korea and Japan, the article said.

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The notice said tourists should check police officers’ ID cards carefully before agreeing to checks.

Copenhagen police started issuing warnings last year on social media about fraudsters posing as officers to steal from tourists.

About 210,000 Chinese people have visited Denmark this year, according to national tourism administration figures.