Malaysian jailed for credit card fraud in Vietnam

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A 32-year-old Malaysian man on Wednesday was sentenced to four years in jail for using fraudulent credit cards to buy jewelry and gold in Ho Chi Minh City, Tuoi Tre reported.

According to the hearing by HCMC People's Court, Chow Wai Mun, who was a member of a credit card fraud ring, entered Vietnam in November last year

Another member of the ring then instructed him to rent a hotel and gave him a forged passport under the name of Moh Subchi Siswoyo along with 21 fake credit cards.

The identity of the member, who is allegedly a Chinese, has yet to be identified, the newspaper reported.

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Chow used the cards to buy jewelry and gold worth more than VND97 million (US$46,000) at local shops 10 times, according to the indictment.

His scam was detected on November 30 that same year, when he was buying jewelry worth more than VND40 million ($1,900) at a gold shop in District 1.

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