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Report: Chinese actress Tang Wei of 'Lust, Caution' fame victim of $35,000 fraud

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2012 file photo, Chinese actress Tang Wei adjusts her hair to pose for photographers during the opening ceremony of the Busan International Film Festival in Busan, South Korea. "Lust, Caution" actress Tang fell victim to a $35,000 fraud after being persuaded over the phone to wire money to a suspect, state media reported Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. Citing local police, the official Xinhua News Agency reported that Tang was filming in Shanghai on Saturday afternoon when she received a phone call and was persuaded to go to a bank and wire the 210,000 yuan ($35,000). (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
January 11, 2014 - 11:48 PM

BEIJING, China - A Chinese state media report says "Lust, Caution" actress Tang Wei has fallen victim to fraud after being persuaded to wire money to a suspect.

Citing local police, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Sunday that Tang was filming in Shanghai when she received a phone call and was persuaded to go to a bank and wire 210,000 yuan ($35,000).

Xinhua said police in Shanghai's Songjiang district were investigating after Tang reported the incident on Saturday afternoon.

Calls to the Songjiang police propaganda office and Tang's Beijing-based agent rang unanswered Sunday.

Tang shot to international fame playing a traitor in the World War II-era spy thriller "Lust, Caution." Her politically sensitive role in the 2007 movie led to a three-year reported blacklisting by Chinese film officials.

News from © The Associated Press, 2014
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