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 ...

228 Taiwanese defrauded out of NT$30 million after Booking.com data leaks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Due to Booking.com's ongoing data breaches, 228 Taiwanese have been defrauded out of NT$30 million over the first nine months of this year. The Criminal Investigati...

Thailand sends 13 fraud suspects back to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Police detained 13 Taiwanese fraud suspects in a suburb of the Thai capital Bangkok and decided to deport them to Taiwan, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) said Wedn...

Hong Kong refuses visa extension for Taiwan Investigation Bureau official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An official of the Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau (MJIB) was forced to return home Wednesday (September 18) after Hong Kong refused to extend his working visa. ...

Taiwan and United States cooperate to nab fraud ring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – For the first time, Taiwan and the United States cooperated to catch 19 alleged members of a Taiwanese fraud ring operating in the U.S., the Ministry of Justice Invest...

Taiwanese fraud ring nabbed in Portugal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Cooperation between Taiwan and Portugal resulted in the arrest of 19 fraud suspects in the Portuguese holiday resort of Cascais and their two suspected backers in Hsin...

New telecom scam sweeping across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Reports have surfaced over the past few days of a new scam in which smartphone users receive a notification that their "package" has been sent and that they only need...

Czech Republic denies China's request for Taiwanese telecom fraud suspects

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Czech Republic on Monday (July 15) rebuffed Beijing's request to extradite eight Taiwanese telecom fraud suspects on the grounds that they could face inhumane treatment...

S. Korea sends 22 telecom fraud suspects to Taiwan, not China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Unlike certain countries which have kowtowed to Beijing on the matter, South Korea on Friday (July 5) showed moral fortitude and repatriated 22 Taiwanese telecom scam suspects ...

Taiwan concerned about human rights of suspects in Czech Republic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following a Czech High Court verdict in favor of deporting eight Taiwanese telecom fraud suspects to China, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday (July 2) expr...

Spanish judges 'disgusted' with suspects' claim 'I'm Taiwanese, not Chinese': GT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As over 200 Taiwan telecom fraud suspects were extradited to China, a Chinese police officer claims that Spanish judges were "disgusted" by the alleged fraudsters'...