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Chinese Province aims to shame people into paying debts through automated voice messaging

Chinese Province aims to shame people into paying debts through automated voice messaging

One Chinese province is shaming people into paying their debts by forcing everyone who calls them to listen to a message about their overdue payments, The Guanyun Peopleโ€™s Court in Jiangsu province has hit 10 people so far. When someone tries to ring those blacklisted, they are forced to listen to a pre-recorded message before the call is put through.

"The user of the number you've dialled has been listed as someone who is avoiding debt repayments ordered by the Guanyun County People's Court. Please urge this person to fulfill their legal obligationsโ€ the message says.

Reports say that simply changing phone numbers wonโ€™t work, as mobile phone numbers in China require name registration, so those messages would still follow you.

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