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...

Time for Taiwan to prioritize extradition agreements

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- The extradition of Taiwanese telecom fraud suspects has been back in the news recently and is something that the Taiwanese government needs to come to grips with. Only la...

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 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...

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...

Spain deports 2 Taiwanese fraud suspects to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Spanish government handed over two Taiwanese nationals accused of telecoms fraud to China on Feb. 15, confirmed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Sunday. This ...

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 seeks admission to Interpol's 87th General Assembly as observer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan is seeking admission to Interpol's 87th General Assembly, which is to be held from Nov. 16 to 21 in Dubai, as an observer. Taiwan was ejected from Interpol, the w...