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.&...

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.&...

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....

Cambodia to deport more Taiwanese fraud suspects to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Cambodia is preparing to deport nearly 400 Chinese and Taiwanese fraud suspects to China, again failing to heed calls from Taipei that the Taiwanese should be tried in the...

Taipei protests Jakarta's deportation of Taiwanese suspects to China

Taiwan on Thursday expressed regret for Indonesia's deportation of 18 Taiwanese fraud suspects to China. "We would like to express our serious concern. We deeply regret the result,&qu...

Taiwanese fraud suspects deported to China by Indonesia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Thursday, Indonesia deported 143 suspects believed to be Chinese and Taiwanese to China after they were arrested in connection with fraudulent activities. The m...

Hungary questions 35 Taiwanese about illegal gambling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hungary questioned 35 Taiwanese citizens about their alleged involvement in an illegal gambling ring, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Wednesday. Over the pa...

Prosecutors file charges against 33 fraud ring members

Yilan prosecutors on Monday filed charges against 33 members of a telecom fraud ring that had allegedly targeted Chinese people across the Taiwan Strait.   In the indictment released on Monday...