Three Taiwanese receive heavy sentences in Vietnam for scamming elderly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three Taiwan nationals have received prison sentences of between 10 and 15 years for tricking elderly Vietnamese out of their money through scam calls. On Thursday (Nov...

60 charged in $300M phone scam targeting elderly victims

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sixty people have been charged in a widespread magazine telemarketing scam that authorities say netted $300 million from more than 150,000 elderly and vulnerable people nationwide, ...

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...

Spain extradites 94 Taiwanese to China on phone scam charges

BEIJING (AP) — Spain has extradited 94 Taiwanese to China to face telephone and online fraud charges, drawing protest from Taiwan's government. The suspects arrived Friday morning at...

2 men plead guilty in statewide phone extortion scheme

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say two men have pleaded guilty to scamming thousands of dollars from dozens of people across New York in an elaborate phone scam involving threats to kill the victim...

Taiwanese-led phone scamming operation busted by Thai police

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In Thailand, the Tourist Police Bureau Commander, Pol Maj-General Surachet Hakpan, released a statement on Friday Dec. 29 announcing the arrest of 20 members of a Taiwanes...

Barbados fugitive caught in South Carolina on fraud charges

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a fugitive wanted in the U.S. and Barbados on charges of defrauding elderly victims of more than $100,000. The U.S. Marshals Service s...

Cambodian police net 175 Chinese suspects in phone fraud

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Officials in Cambodia say they have arrested 175 Chinese citizens in an internet phone scam after a tipoff from Chinese police. The Interior Ministry's im...

Yuanta Life employees suspected of selling client info to con artists

Taipei (Taiwan News)—Three employees from Yuanta Financial Holdings insurance arm, Yuanta Life, were summoned by prosecutors in Tainan City for allegedly selling clients personal information to ...