eChinaJOBs APP Download

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

Dec 16, 2013 By Comments (17)     Add your comment Newsletter

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • WeChat
  • Email
  • More sharing

Disclaimer: The content in this section is translated, edited or re-posted from a third-party source. As such, it only represents the original author's personal viewpoint and not that of is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites.

Sorry!  The picture does not exist!

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

For the latest China related news and stories sent right to your phone follow our WeChat account:



The use of any news and articles published on without written permission from constitutes copyright infringement, and legal action can be taken.

Keywords: Foreigner Used Fake Passports

You might also be interested in

17 Comments ( Add your comment )


I thought foreigners were not allowed credit cards in China!

Dec 16, 2013 19:10

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

Dec 17, 2013 09:11

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

Dec 17, 2013 10:10

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

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

run run...nigga alert

Dec 18, 2013 17:32

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

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

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

Dec 17, 2013 16:48

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

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

Dec 18, 2013 10:03

are u nigga??

Dec 18, 2013 17:33

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

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

I also thought Foreigners couldn't get credit cards

Dec 18, 2013 14:38

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

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

Add your comment

All comments are subject to moderation by staff. Because we wish to encourage healthy and productive dialogue we ask that all comments remain polite, free of profanity or name calling, and relevant to the original post and subsequent discussion. Comments will not be deleted because of the viewpoints they express, only if the mode of expression itself is inappropriate. Please use the Classifieds to advertise your business and unrelated posts made merely to advertise a company or service will be deleted.

Please login to add a comment. Click here to login immediately.

Most Read in eChinacities

This week This month

Living in China

Hot Jobs Hot Classifieds