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Foreigner Used Fake Passports to Get 7 Credit Cards, Sentenced to Prison

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A Foreigner has been sentenced to two years in prison, been given a 30,000 RMB fine, and will be deported upon release after he was found guilty of using fake passports to obtain credit cards.

Donath, a 29 year old Nigerian national, first came to China in 2008. Between October 2012 and the end of November 2012 he managed to use a number of fake passports in various banks in Shandong province in order to get credit cards. It wasn’t until December 2012 that bank staff in Rizhao city noticed alterations to his passport.

In January 2013 the arrest was made and he had been waiting trial for credit card fraud since then.

Source: hexun

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17 Comments ( Add your comment )

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tsonj

I thought foreigners were not allowed credit cards in China!

Dec 16, 2013 19:10
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Guest2239322

Some nigerians were doing a lot fraud on internet so i think it is their cultural customs.

Dec 17, 2013 09:11
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Elit3

Some Chinese cannot think for themselves, so I think it is in their culture for all of them to be stupid.....do you see how stupid that sounds, just like your comment. Some doesn't mean everyone, you idiot

Dec 17, 2013 10:10
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Guest407088

Nigga....these people can do anything...i am trying to get a credit card (legally) for 2 years now...these SOBs can do anything..

Dec 17, 2013 11:20
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Guest2482436

Well, goes to show that you're either an idiot or worthless. People can get credit cards legally in China, and if you're too stupid to know how, then that's your fault. I guess all your visa runs to get the old F visa in HK at the agencies is "legal" uh? Grow a brain. Or better still I dare you to see one of them in the streets and walk up to him and call him that name. See how tough you are then.

Dec 17, 2013 17:42
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Guest407088

run run...nigga alert

Dec 18, 2013 17:32
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hammad.bokhari

You can't get a credit card here in china by yourself unless you own a property here, then why bank's issued him these cards.

Dec 17, 2013 11:40
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Guest407088

because he is a nigga...if they dont give him the card...he ll start shouting that people are racist

Dec 17, 2013 16:46
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Guest2069454

Says who? of course foreigners can get credit cards without property. I do have 1 from Merchants Bank.

Dec 17, 2013 16:48
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Guest525198

some banks have new policies now, they are not issuing Credit cards to foreigners witout any pproperty. Or their office/companies can apply for them

Dec 17, 2013 17:29
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expatlife26

I don't think the chinese care about accusations of racism.

Dec 18, 2013 10:03
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Guest407088

are u nigga??

Dec 18, 2013 17:33
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Elit3

Hey dickless, I dare you to go up to a black guy and call him that to his face. You have big balls hiding behind your Guest407088 I.D. What happened , can't get a girlfriend, or a life? Run along little boy and go eat your mother's Vag.

Dec 19, 2013 06:12
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expatlife26

It's not entirely true that a foreigner can't get a credit card here if you don't own property...but it's not easy and you won't get a high limit, just a percentage of your monthly salary. I think it can't be with a state-owned bank because their restrictions are tighter, but a privately owned one like Minsheng, CMB or Citibank can issue a card to whoever they want. That being said you need a pretty lenghty employment history, preferably with a larger firm and it helps if your paycheck is deposited into the issuing bank. I've only seen it successfully done a handful of times..and that's to western foreigners working at big companies making decent salaries or business owners. I have NO fucking clue what this guy said to get cards issued, maybe he (perhaps fraudulently) showed he owns a business here or some other kind of asset they could put a lien on if they had to. Seriously don't assume this guy was broke just cause he's Nigerian either cause that's bullshit, i've met a few Africans who make bank with their trading firms. The fact that he was only fined 30K though, says that he probably didn't get too much on any one card. It's entirely possible he got seven cards with 3K RMB limits or something (that's what mine was!)

Dec 17, 2013 16:05
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ironman510

I also thought Foreigners couldn't get credit cards

Dec 18, 2013 14:38
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Guest2343106

wow.....this article is attracting lot of racists......well this outsider committed crime and must be punished......leave it at that.....dont stereotype a person/group by their color or race......we are all educated and civilized behave as one unless u are not!!!

Dec 20, 2013 12:52
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Guest2329846

What is wrong with Guest407088 did your dead beat mother dropped you on your head many times when you was a babe. Maybe.

Dec 20, 2013 20:41

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