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'...

Spain extradites more Taiwanese citizens to China, ignoring UN High Commissioner

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After Spain shocked international observers by extraditing 94 Taiwanese nationals to China just days after the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, Madrid se...

Spain sends 94 Taiwanese scam suspects to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A flight carrying 94 Taiwanese accused of telecom fraud arrived in Beijing Friday (June 7) from the Spanish capital Madrid, according to reports in the Chinese media. I...

Thailand deports 25 fraud suspects to Taiwan after royal amnesty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of 25 Taiwanese telecom fraud suspects returned to the island after receiving a royal pardon due to the coronation of Thailand’s new king in early May. As...

Taiwan joins Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines police in busting fraud ring

An international telecom fraud ring was busted in a cross-border operation that resulted in the arrest of more than 60 suspects, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) announced Wednesday. The rin...

Philippines deports Taiwan fraudsters to China, MOFA expresses concern

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) expressed grave concern on Tuesday over a decision by the Philippine government that will see seven Taiwanese telecom fra...

Taiwan arrests Malaysian bus driver for scam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Malaysian bus driver was arrested by police in Tainan Friday for working as a money mule for a telecom fraud ring. The 25-year-old ethnic Chinese man, surnamed Yen (顏...

Taiwan's island of Kinmen smashes county's largest-ever fraud ring

TAIPEI (CNA) - Kinmen smashed its largest-ever telecom fraud ring, detaining 23 suspects, police in the outlying county announced on Friday. Twenty-one people, including a minor and four women, wer...

Thailand arrests four Taiwanese telecom fraud suspects

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Police in Thailand arrested four Taiwanese telecom fraud suspects in two separate incidents near Bangkok, reports said Saturday. Over the past few years, countries as v...

Thailand nabs Taiwanese fraud suspect at Bangkok Airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese citizen signaled internationally as a leading figure in telecom scams was picked up by Thai police at Bangkok Airport in transit during a journey from Dubai to...

Philippines deports 73 Chinese suspects for alleged telecom and internet fraud

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Philippine authorities have extradited 73 Chinese and Taiwanese phone and internet fraud suspects to Tianjin, China for further criminal investigation on Monday as reported by ...