The San Jose Police Department is currently investigating numerous reports of fraud involving victims in San Jose’s Vietnamese community. On July 7, 2010, the victims reported having been defrauded by a money wire transfer business in San Jose which operated under the name of The3mien.com. The business would accept the victims’ monies but would keep the funds rather than transferring them to victims’ intended recipients in Vietnam. The business is also being investigated for a second form of consumer fraud, in that the business sold pre-paid calling cards to many customers, only to find the cards had been deactivated soon after their purchase or, simply, had never been activated at all. San Jose Police investigators have determined these incidents of consumer fraud occurred between June and July, 2010, and found that the business had since closed its doors for business. The owner of The3mien.com operated a second store in Westminster, California, under the same name, which is also currently under investigation by the Westminster Police Department for consumer fraud. That store had also since closed its doors for business. The San Jose Police Department urges anyone who was victimized by this business and who has not yet made a police report, to contact the San Jose Police Department at (408) 277-8900. Victims may also file a police report at the San Jose Police Department’s main lobby, 201 W. Mission Street, in San Jose. Victims are urged to reference SJPD case # 10-198-0455 and to provide as much documentation or receipt of the transaction if possible. If you have any questions, contact the SJPD Fraud Unit at (408) 277-4521 and ask to speak with Detective Ngo #3819.
Stephan J. Dougan, Personal Injury Attorney
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