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Taiwan police track down man who threw away winning lottery ticket

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police tracked down a man who threw away a lottery ticket worth NT$1 million (US$36,000) at an outlet in the central Taiwan city of Lugang, reports said Tuesday (Sept. 28)...

Taiwan charges 42 suspects in North Macedonia-based fraud ring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prosecutors in Kaohsiung City have indicted 42 suspects accused of defrauding 124 victims in China of a total of NT$57.03 million (US$2.04 million) as part of a scam based...

Taiwan nabs 20 fraud suspects after video call from engineer in US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police detained 20 suspects in Taiwan after a Chinese-American engineer accused them of fraud in a videoconference, reports said Tuesday (July 20). The engineer contact...

20 Filipinos nabbed in fraud ring bust in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of Philippine migrant workers has been arrested for defrauding over 20 victims in Taiwan out of approximately NT$10 million (US$359,000). During a press confere...

46 Taiwanese charged for telecom fraud in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Beijing court on Friday (April 16) sentenced 46 Taiwanese nationals to up to 13 years in prison for their alleged involvement in a cross-border telecom fraud. The sus...

29 Taiwanese nationals sentenced in China for telecoms fraud

A total of 29 Taiwanese nationals have been sentenced to jail terms ranging from four-and-a-half years to 14 years in China for telecoms fraud committed in Spain in 2016, a Chinese daily newspaper rep...

Filipina arrested for scamming countrymen in Taiwan out of NT$80 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Filipina migrant worker was taken into custody in central Taiwan on Wednesday (Aug. 5) for allegedly scamming her compatriots with the promise of a return on currency co...

Washington state taps National Guard for jobless aid backlog

SEATTLE (AP) — The state of Washington is calling in the National Guard to help process unemployment benefit claims as officials grapple with a backlog caused in part by a fraud ring that stole more t...

Huge Washington unemployment fraud warning to other states

SEATTLE (AP) — The first word Seattle political consultant Dayna Lurie had that someone filed for unemployment benefits in her name was when her boss called. “Did you quit without te...

Czech court bars extradition of 8 Taiwanese to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Czech court ruled on April 9 that eight Taiwanese charged with being involved in cross-border telecom fraud cannot be extradited to communist China. The Constitutiona...

Wuhan coronavirus drives fraud ring into arms of Taiwan police

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Police arrested six members of an alleged fraud ring who returned from China to sit out the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, reports said Saturday (Feb. 15). The ...

2 Taiwanese suspects extradited back from Philippines, Vietnam for telecom fraud

Two Taiwanese suspects in two different telecom fraudulent rings have been extradited back to Taiwan from the Philippines and Vietnam through cross border police cooperation, the Criminal Investigatio...

Beijing asks Jakarta to send Taiwanese fraud suspects to China

The Chinese authorities have asked their Indonesian counterparts to send six Taiwanese fraud suspects, along with 79 Chinese suspects arrested earlier this week in the Southeast Asian country, to Chin...

Indonesia arrests 85 Chinese nationals in alleged phone scam

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police say they have arrested 85 Chinese nationals for alleged involvement in a cross-border telephone fraud ring. Jakarta police chief Gatot Edd...

Taiwan's police bust telecom fraud ring targeting migrant workers

Fraudsters have scammed migrant workers out of money across the country by obtaining their personal phone details. Police have busted a telecom fraud ring that tricked migrant workers into handing ...