Seizing the traffic platform, around technology, fraud and anti-fraud are being staged one after another encirclement and counter-encirclement. Rewind time to 20 years ago. Zhu Ya, who was spending the summer vacation, suddenly received a letter from her home. The envelope is yellow imitation kraft paper, with the name of my brother and the address of my home printed on it. The sender of the letter shows a well-known domestic program column group. After Zhu Ya took her brother to open the letter, she found that it was a winning letter: "
The letter is to inform the audience of the column group outside the audience lottery special prize, the prize is a latest computer, if you want to receive the prize, you must contact a certain Account remittance, it takes too long, I can't remember the exact value, it seems to be tax, postage and security deposit, a total of two or three thousand." In the 1990s, telecommunications scams emerged in Taiwan, where criminals used leaflets and phone calls using fake applications to job title email list claim that victims had won prizes such as scratch games and horse betting, but they had to send a certain amount of tax before claiming the prize. In addition to taxes, attorney fees, handling fees, notary fees and other items are commonly used excuses for requesting remittances. After that, these deceptions blossomed all over the country, and the program group that Zhu Ya encountered was one of them.
Thirty years later, these deceptions continue to iterate in the upgrading of technology. For example, shopping scams that are very common now are the products of the rise of online shopping. Fraud gangs pretend to be merchants, customer service, logistics and express identities, take the initiative to comment or privately message target users, and guide users to transfer money or divert traffic to third-party platforms for fraud. Douyin's "Douyin Online Fraud Crackdown and Governance Report" released on August 18 shows that starting in June 2020, Douyin will carry out a special shopping fraud management project, diverting counterfeit merchants or customer service to third-party platforms to sell goods and services, and subsequent receipts will be collected. Scams in which money is not shipped or services are not provided intensify the crackdown. From January to June 2021, the Douyin Security Center banned 31,311 illegal accounts in the special crackdown on "shopping fraud".