Tags: China | Money | application | social media | debt | fraud

Report: Chinese App Shows Users Who Are in Debt Near Them

a china flag waves atop a flagpole in front of a cloud-peppered sky
(Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 24 January 2019 05:27 PM

A new app available through China's WeChat messenger shows "a map of deadbeat debtors" within 500 meters of the user, who is then encouraged to report those that look like they can pay.

"It's a part of our measures to enforce our rulings and create a socially credible environment," said a spokesman for the Higher People's Court in the northern province of Hebei, on Monday, according to China Daily.

The app shows a debtor's name, national identification number, and the reason they were added to the list of debtors. If they seem able to repay their debts, the user can report the person to the authorities.

China is also developing a social credit system, in which each Chinese citizen would be assigned a credit score based on their behavior, in another attempt to crackdown on citizens' misbehavior.

© 2019 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Newsfront
"A map of deadbeat debtors" within 500 meters is shown on a new app available through China's WeChat messenger, which encourages the user to report those that look like they can pay.
application, social media, debt, fraud
138
2019-27-24
Thursday, 24 January 2019 05:27 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
MONEYNEWS.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved