Tencent posted memes making fun of itself online after losing US$2.3 million in a swindle that police say involved three people posing as the company behind beloved chilli sauce Lao Gan Ma. (Picture: Lu Junming/VCG via Getty Images)

How three fraudsters duped Tencent by hijacking the name of China’s beloved chilli sauce Lao Gan Ma

  • Police believe Tencent was conned into an advertising partnership by impostors of the famous brand
  • Chinese social media giant Tencent pokes fun of itself after falling for apparent scam that cost US$2.3 million
Topic |   Tencent
Tencent posted memes making fun of itself online after losing US$2.3 million in a swindle that police say involved three people posing as the company behind beloved chilli sauce Lao Gan Ma. (Picture: Lu Junming/VCG via Getty Images)
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