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...

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 ...

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 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...

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...

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. ...

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 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...

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...

Taiwan summons Philippines envoy to protest against handover of suspects to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Friday called in Philippines envoy Angelito Tan Banayo to protest against the handover of 78 Taiwanese fraud suspects to China in...

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 ...

42 suspects arrested for telecom fraud in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Wednesday, Jan. 24, three telecom fraud rings were busted in Central Taiwan and so far 42 suspects have been arrested and are being detained for further investigation. T...

Latvia deported 110 fraud suspects to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In contrast to several other countries, Latvia last year deported 110 Taiwanese fraud suspects to the island, and not to China, the Central News Agency reported Saturday. ...

Malaysian teen and Taiwanese gangster accused of 'Macau Scam'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Malaysian police have reportedly uncovered fraudulent cases committed through fake telephone calls that were supposedly made from financial institutions or even the police....