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Taiwan university student embezzles funds for ‘investment,’ gets scammed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A student serving on Kaohsiung’s Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages (WZU) graduation committee allegedly embezzled around $1.85 million (US$67,026) and lost $1....

Facing trial, California couple plead guilty in college scam

BOSTON (AP) — A California couple accused of paying $25,000 to cheat on their son's college admissions test abruptly agreed to plead guilty on Wednesday, six weeks before they were set to go on trial ...

Turkey detains 27 Taiwanese in raid on alleged fraud ring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Turkish police detained 27 suspects from Taiwan in an operation to crack down on alleged fraud in the Mediterranean resort town of Bodrum, reports said Saturday (Nov. 27)....

Elizabeth Holmes denies deception at her criminal trial

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Biotechnology entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes, a former billionaire accused of engineering a massive medical scam, expressed some remorse while on the witness stand Tuesday, but ...

Elizabeth Holmes denies deception at her criminal trial

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Biotechnology entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes, a former billionaire accused of engineering a massive medical scam, expressed some remorse while on the witness stand Tuesday, but ...

Man in GoFundMe scam pleads guilty to federal charge

A New Jersey man who conspired with his girlfriend to concoct a feelgood story about a helpful homeless man and then used the lie to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations online pleaded ...

Taiwan police to register car owners carrying baseball bats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a series of violent incidents in Taiwan involving baseball bats, Minister of the Interior Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) said police will register anyone with a bat found in...

Reporter recalls pivotal story in Elizabeth Holmes' stardom

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Fortune Magazine reporter whose cover story helped turn Elizabeth Holmes into a Silicon Valley sensation testified Thursday as to how he ended up feeling like a pawn in the...

2 men sentenced to prison for roles in lottery scam

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two men have been sent to prison for their roles in a phony lottery scam that defrauded mostly older residents of several states including Rhode Island and Massachusetts out of...

Lawyer: Man charged in scam missed court because he's dead

MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man charged with running a scam that cheated a woman out of more than $80,000 missed a recent court date and was supposed to be rearrested, but his attorney says that will be i...

Biden bill would give local news outlets 'shot in the arm'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s $1.85 trillion social spending bill includes a provision that, if it becomes law, would mark the first time the federal government has offered targeted support ...

Taiwan, Indonesia cooperate to arrest 48-member fraud ring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police in Indonesia received assistance from Taiwan in detaining 48 suspects in a fraud ring counting four Taiwanese nationals as its victims, reports said Saturday (Nov. ...

Florida woman loses over $700,000 in 'grandparent scam'

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Investigators are asking Uber for records as they investigate the theft of more than $700,000 from an 82-year-old Florida woman who apparently fell for a “grandparent scam." ...

Millennial Money: 5 steps to weed out Instagram ad scams

Holiday shoppers, prepare to be bombarded with social media ads — and scams. Highly targeted advertising on social media sites like Instagram and Facebook makes it easier than ever f...

Taiwan sees record number of fraudulent text messages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of text messages hiding scams or unsavory sales practices has risen to one per day in Taiwan, reports said Tuesday (Nov. 9). According to a survey by Taiwan-...