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...

Taiwan President urges global cooperation to fight transnational telecom fraud

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Wednesday Taiwan will continue to work with other nations to combat cross-border telecom fraud, at a time when recent cases involving Tai...

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), before &qu...

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. ...

Money laundering evaluation may be used to punish Taiwan politically

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In November this year, the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG) will carry out Taiwan’s third mutual evaluation since the country joined the organization in ...

Taiwan rolls up fraud ring based in Dominican Republic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) said Friday it had nabbed more than 70 people suspected of involvement in a fraud ring based in the Dominican Republic. One of t...

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...

China court sentences Taiwanese fraud suspect to 11 years in jail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese fraud suspect arrested in Armenia was sentenced to 11 years in prison by a court in the Chinese city of Guangzhou Wednesday. Over the past few years, severa...

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...

Taiwan concerned about Spain sending two suspects to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) expressed “grave concern” Thursday that Spain had sent two out of 219 Taiwanese citizens suspected of telecom fraud to C...

Government aims to improve Taiwan's assessment with intl. anti-money laundering org.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Executive Yuan's Anti-Money Laundering Office on May 2 released a risk assessment report on money laundering in Taiwan, outlining eight areas where the crime poses...