Taiwanese fugitive caught with fake passport in Bangkok, Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese fugitive Chin Hsiang-yu (秦庠鈺), who was on the run since being sentenced for investment fraud in 2016, was arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand o...

Last defendant in large Jamaican lottery scam convicted

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal jury in North Dakota has convicted a Rhode Island woman in a Jamaican lottery scam that authorities say bilked at least 90 mostly elderly Americans out of more than $5....

Fate of last defendant in Jamaican lottery scam goes to jury

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal jury in North Dakota has begun deliberating the fate of a Rhode Island woman accused in a Jamaican lottery scam that authorities say bilked at least 90 mostly elderly A...

Iranian man poses as Norwegian, cheats 3 Taiwanese women out of NT1.35 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A married Iranian man who has been accused of posing as a Norwegian and conning three single Taiwanese women into lending him a total of NT$1.35 million (US$44,000), ...

More Taiwanese in North America fall victim to telecom fraud: MOFA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - More and more Taiwanese students in North America and Taiwanese Americans fell prey to telecom scams in North America, with up to US$180,000 of loss being reported in one case.&...

Canadian man sentenced for bilking US victims out of $18M

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Canadian con man who bilked at least 60,000 U.S. residents through a cross-border telemarketing scheme has been sentenced to federal prison. A judge in Los Angel...

Last defendant in Jamaican lottery scam case going to trial

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Rhode Island woman accused of funneling lottery scam money between the U.S. and Jamaica through her airline job goes on trial in federal court in North Dakota this week. She is...

Trump says he doesn't talk the way Woodward portrays him

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling a new book about his administration by longtime journalist Bob Woodward "a scam." In a Friday morning tweet, Trump is objecting to...

The Latest: Michigan Legislature OKs wage, sick time bills

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the Michigan Legislature's consideration of two citizen-initiated bills (all times local): 5:10 p.m. The Republican-controlled M...

Thai police extend probe into bilking of bitcoins from Finn

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities this week are expected to step up their investigation of a financial scam involving the alleged theft of about $25 million worth of bitcoins from a Finnish investor who...

Red packet on scooter spooks Taipei man fearing 'ghost bride'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taipei man panicked when he discovered a red envelope on the seat of his scooter because during Taiwan's Ghost Month (鬼月) picking it up could entrap him&nb...

Is the ever-weird Florida man becoming Florida politician?

Florida's penchant for the weird and strange — often manifested in new ways of criminal behavior (think chasing people through a store with a live alligator) — is so prevalent it's created a cottage i...

Australian man calls every week to inform Lotto winners of news that almost certainly changes their lives

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—In a small soundproof room in Brisbane, Australia, a man makes phone calls to lucky people every week, informing them great news that can almost certainly changes their live...

Former Pakistan ODI player Hasan has ban extended to 4 years

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An independent adjudicator has increased the spot-fixing ban on Shahzaib Hasan, who has represented Pakistan in three one-day internationals and 10 Twenty20 games, from one to four ye...

Meet the Taiwanese tourist who had tea with the Polish President

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A video of four foreign tourists being randomly selected on the street to have a cup of tea with the Polish President in Warsaw has gone viral recently, one ...